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Hub City Railroad Museum

298 Magnolia Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The place is filled with old train material and information. It is very interesting to stroll through the place and see the train memories.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This museum is good for adults but did not keep my children's attention very long. I enjoyed the exhibits and reading about the rails. The caboose is neat and my children enjoyed it. Most of the indoor museum was just a little too dry for my kids.

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georgia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
58 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is a very small museum featuring the history of the many railroads that served and still serve Spartanburg. It is located at an Amtrak station. The staff is very helpful and you can tell that they love railroads. If you stay long enough you will be able to see some trains as they pass by the station and the... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It's a cute little museum in a wonderful location. They actually have a small farmers market right outside their door and have awesome fruits and veggies to purchase while you're visiting.

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This was a neat little museum to stumble upon and learn more about the history of Spartanburg. We actually heard about it from the staff at Comfort Suites when we asked about some historical things we could do in town. Enjoyed!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This museum is in the Spartanburg train station, near downtown and just a few miles off I-85. It has a few rooms of very informative memorabilia, mostly from the Southern Railway but also from the other railroads that served Spartanburg. There are also a few model train displays and a gift shop. The staff is very, very friendly and will... More

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Dublin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Tiny museum but only open 3 yrs so will prob expand. People could not be nicer. Brilliant for young kids (approx 3-5). Model train in the restored carraige for kids to play with. Free admission to both museum and carraige. Great way to pass 45 mins or so.

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Eckman
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49 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

One of the enjoyable things we did on our recent "road trip" when we stayed in Spartanburg; got to see the museum and do a little "railfanning" right outside!

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I've been to a lot of much better railroad museums, Although these people try hard, they are way too underfunded to do it right.

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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We took the grandchildren, but enjoyed it as much as they did. What a little treasure and the most knowledgable people who love to talk about trains.

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