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The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum

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Address: US 321, Townsend, TN
Phone Number: 8656610170
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Small Museum in Townsend

The museum here is quite small. It is a tribute to the days of railroads, and if you are a buff, do visit. I visited once and once was definitely enough for me. You can see an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The museum here is quite small. It is a tribute to the days of railroads, and if you are a buff, do visit. I visited once and once was definitely enough for me. You can see an engine up close, located on Hwy 321 just as you enter Townsend from the west. The museum has been here for many years.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The museum is interesting and very well laid out. The exhibits are attractive and educational. It tells an important part of East Tennessee history and depicts life before the National Park was created.

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Oakfield, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Small FREE railroad museum. Liked by all! Sweet piece of history of the GSMNP and the surrounding area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stopped in here a few years back and thought it would be nice to revisit with our toddlers, who love trains. The employee at the museum welcomed us and told us the kids could ring the bell in the Walland depot and clink the railroad spikes together to make noise. He also told us all about the train out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This small museum is nice for railroad buffs interesting in the history of logging in the Smokies. Townsend is a nice small town, close to Cades Cove.

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Monroe, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

unless your some kind of RR buff, this place is mostly a waste of time, or a chance to snap a picture or two of your kids on a old train. the last time there it was over grown with weeds and looked as if it hadn't been used in quite some time. just rotting away....

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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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