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The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum

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Address: US 321, Townsend, TN

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Great for Railfans and History Buffs!

My son is a railfan so that is why we stopped here to begin with. We ended up meeting the nicest woman who works there and she is so knowledgeable about the area it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My son is a railfan so that is why we stopped here to begin with. We ended up meeting the nicest woman who works there and she is so knowledgeable about the area it is fascinating. I could have talked to her for hours. Very nice museum and gift shop. worth a stop.

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It's easy to pass by this little gem, as we did but I'm glad we found it, it has railroad artifacts from the glory days and also shares some of the tragic history. We love trains and it was a nice way to spend a little time for such a little amount of money.

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Marion, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

If you have children interested in trains you need to go here. My son loved this place, we also found it to be very interesting. The gentleman inside was also very knowledgeable and enjoyed sharing his info us.

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Rockwell NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A quaint little exhibit of the railroad and lumber company. We were unable to visit the museum because it was only open on Saturday and Sundays, However we did enjoy walking around the yard and reading the plaques and peering through the museum windows.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you haven't been to The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum, then I highly recommend it. It's full of history and the old equipment used. It's free so stop by and take a look and read up on some of the history of the town and mountains.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This little place is chocked full of great pics, stories, maps, & small artifacts that teach us what a huge role lumber played in early commerce of Appalachia and how it eventually helped define the need for Smoky Mtn. Natl. Park to preserve as much as possible. It's remarkable how resourceful people were when they made the tools to build... More 

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Converse, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was a nice surprise visit. It is a great representation of the economic development of this area. Nicely arranged. Interesting artifacts. Supported by grants based upon the number of visitors. Admission is free and well worth the time.

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Omaha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I have to agree with jslyPensacola. Based on the description, our tour guide had to be Jackie. She definitely made Townsend come to life. I had no idea about the history of logging and trains in the area or the history of Townsend. She had us turning around and looking out the windows so we could envision the vantage point... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is a stop that looks like a train parked in front of an old building. Inside that old building is a trip to another world. Jackie, the tour guide, will escort you to the beginning of the town of Townsend. She is magical and uses beautiful photographs as props and leaves you believing you were there. Her knowledge of... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We visited this site today. It took us longer to get there from Pigeon Forge than it took us to tour the museum. I realize it is a volunteer organization but there were many artifacts from the railroad and mining companies that were laying around on the floor unlabeled. It would be nice if the volunteers had some time when... More 

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Address: Address: US 321, Townsend, TN
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend

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