Day Out With Thomas Cordele GA


Meet Thomas & Friends at Georgia Veterans State Park in Cordele Georgia

Georgia Veterans State Park
2459 U.S. Hwy. 280 West
Cordele, GA 31015

Georgia Veterans State Park is a state park located on Lake Blackshear in Crisp County, west of Cordele, Georgia. It was established in December 4, 1946 as a memorial to U.S. Veterans.

The SAMShortline Excursion Train is an awesome travel experience for you, friends and family. This is Georgia's only rolling state park which combines the rich history of the area and classic railroad travel with pleasure and relaxation. Their vintage train cars vary in ambiance but all provide temperature controlled comfort with large windows to view the passing Southwest Georgia scenery. Recently two new luxury private cars have now been added to the train providing a special vantage point like no other.

For two weekends only, Thomas will visit the Historic SAM Shortline Railroad at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia. You can spend a whole day with the beloved storybook engine, Sir Topham Hatt and other friends.

Day Out With Thomas Ticket Info 2024


Cordele, GA
Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park

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  • A 25-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine on a real railroad
  • Meet and take photos with Sir Topham Hatt™
  • Covered Imagination Station with kids arts and crafts
  • Storytelling and Videos
  • Meet and take photos with Ga. State Parks "GOPHER"
  • Inflatable "bouncy" house
  • Hay bale maze
  • Mini-golf
  • Face painting and temporary tattoos
  • Large souvenir shop with Thomas toys and apparel
  • Vendors will sell burgers, sandwiches, cotton candy, ice cream, lemonade and other snacks. Thomas the Tank Engine™ is presented by HIT Entertainment, a worldwide leader in children's entertainment.


Park inside Georgia Veterans State Park ($5 daily fee). A FREE shuttle will take you to the train depot just a short ride away. Please arrive at least 1 hour before your train departure.

Georgia Veterans State Park

2459 U.S. Hwy. 280 West

Cordele, Georgia

Nine miles WEST of I-75 via Exit 101

By state law, ParkPass is required for admission/parking at Georgia Veterans State Park. $5 daily fee or annual passes are accepted during DOWT.


Advance purchase recommended. Click here for tickets.