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South Carolina Railroad Museum

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Address: 110 Industrial Park Road, Winnsboro, SC 29180
Phone Number: 803-635-9893
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Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: A popular museum established 28 years ago that offers visitors rides on...
A popular museum established 28 years ago that offers visitors rides on the Rockton & Rion Railway.
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Great for grand kids

My husband and I took our 7-year-old grandson on the Christmas Train ride on Nov 30, 2013. Before the ride we toured the mail car and private living car. Very interesting glimpse... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2013
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Indian Land, South Carolina
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Winnsboro, South Carolina
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Took our granddaughter their for the Easter Bunny Train ride. When we arrived at the "Easter Bunny Stop" the Easter Bunny's ...fur....didn't cover their shoes. My Gdaughter asked why he was wearing socks and shoes! Funny. Face painting, coloring and single oval train riding around in circles, not much to the stop. Ride was short but wasn't promised to be... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The museum is out in the country so don't be surprised to find there is very little of anything else around. The museum consists of 5 diesel locomotives, one of which will be pulling the train on the day you are there. They rotate the locomotives to keep all in good working condition. The ride costs $15 and lasts for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The Halloween train ride is terrible the attractions look like they just put it out there 5 mins before ride started this ride is for babies and not scary at all if you like slow and non scary rides than this is a ride for you

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Laurens, South Carolina
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It was to be expected. Nothing fancy, but served its purpose. Our 2 yr old loved it. We would probably take her here again if she asked.

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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is the worst train ride we've EVER been on. So mis-represented on their website. Can not believe what we paid for what was supposed to be a first class car. Old tables & cheap chairs were NEVER used on any railroad for passengers. Juice box & little bag of cookies? Seriously? Could not hear a word of what the... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I went on a Saturday train trip at the SC Railroad Museum. The train was very comfortable; I went in a 1924 dining car that, thank goodness, had air conditioning. A museum volunteer narrated our trip and was very friendly and informative. The train ride lasted about an hour, and a ride of that length is much better than other... More 

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Bunnell, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Museum had made major improvements to its displays and operations. They now have full handicapped access to the operating trains. Passengers can choose among a historic dining car for First Class Service or standard Coaches, or open, but covered, cars, and cabooses

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Indian Land, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

My husband and I took our 7-year-old grandson on the Christmas Train ride on Nov 30, 2013. Before the ride we toured the mail car and private living car. Very interesting glimpse of a bygone age. The ride consists of a 5 mile out and back trip through woods, fields, and below grade sightings of rocks, roots and caves. Also... More 

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Harker Heights
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58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

A great ride to take the kids on and it appears to be the only "full size" tourist train in central South Carolina. A very dedicated volunteer staff keeps this train running! Like many tourist railroads these folks provide a lot of sweat equity to make up for a lack of local funding. The track is from a closed down... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Perfect place for families, seniors, or anyone else. The train runs on Saturdays only and is a total 1 hr ride which makes it perfect. We rode in the open car which was perfect for taking pictures. There were all kinds of things to see enroute including a very old abandoned train. Back in the rail yard they have old... More 

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