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South Carolina Railroad Museum

110 Industrial Park Road, Winnsboro, SC 29180
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Winnsboro
Type: Museums, Scenic Railroads
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: A popular museum established 28 years ago that offers visitors rides on the Rockton & Rion Railway.
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New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Elgin, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is a nice little journey on an old train. They have several old trains to view, but unfortunately not enough funds to maintain them. They have volunteers who have helped restore some of the old track enabling a little bit more of a ride. Very nice staff.

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Charleston, Sc
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

If you toddler loves trains as much as mine, then this is a must do. It's also the closest real train ride for us,living in Charleston, SC (a nice day trip). We went last Sunday for a ride on a visiting steam engine. It was the real deal, loud, lots of smoke, steam, etc. My 1 & 3 year old... More

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columbia, South Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This attraction could really be something... There is ample space to park. The volunteers are very nice. You are warned to use the restrooms before boarding the train, as there are none on board. Bathrooms are clean but facility is old. The ticket/gift shop could really use some renovations and the gifts in the shop are extremely over priced. The... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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148 reviews 148 reviews
40 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The exhibit is for the only steam trains in South Carolina.Take the open car for $20. Ride is short, about one hour. You will pass a granite schoolhouse made from local quarry. Also a restored 150 year old cabin, & former Mack truck plant. Staff are all knowledgeable volunteers.

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Prosperity, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This is a great treat for your little ones who are interested in trains without having to take an Amtrak trip. There is also an early 20th century train on display that you can walk through (think Wild, Wild West!). Next month they will have a steam engine trip & we will be there.

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