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The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum

US 321, Townsend, TN
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Townsend
Type: Specialty Museums
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Macomb, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place had the friendliest most knowledgeable volunteer! If you want to know about local history stop here. It is completely free! Donations of course are accepted, but this is a great little museum.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

First of all I want to thank Mike at the Museum for allowing us to look around. He was just getting ready to lock up when we walked in. He insisted we go ahead and look around and opened everything back up. This is a great place to spend about 45 mins to an hour especially if you like the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Stopped here to take a few photos with the train display, and we were treated to a pictorial history of Townsend and the Great Smoky Mountains! The museum is free and they have a gift shop plus a donation jar. Do not pass this one by!

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Lecompton, Kansas, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

this small museum is free. while the exhibits are limited they are well done and informational. the staff is very knowledgeable on trains. it is pet friendly also.

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

There is no charge to tour the museum. There is such a rich history there and I loved just walking through and viewing all of the railroad stuff and reading the information. It's small but worth a visit. There was a very nice man that told us to take our time and go through the museum, just turn the light... More

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Parkville, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Very nice for the train enthusiasts. Old equipment in need of repair but very nice. The man in the store was very nice to talk to. Picked up some nice shirts.

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Floyd, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Well worth stopping there. This little museum is packed with great photographs and artifacts!!!!! A must see for everone interested in local history and steam!

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Lantana, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

To understand the relationship between Townsend and the lumber industry and the railroads, this is the place to visit. And it's free,

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Philadelphia, Mississippi
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is a great place to learn about the history of the Townsend Tennessee area! They have an old Shay train engine and much antique railroad and logging equipment and photos on display. The hostess was full of interesting information and admission is free!

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We were staying down the road at a hotel, and passed this place every day with our two young boys, ages 5 and 3. They love trains, so we stopped here every day to look at the trains and such that are on display on the grounds outside. We weren't ever here during normal business hours so we could not... More

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