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O. Winston Link Museum

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Address: 101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone Number: 540-982-5465
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O. Winston Link Museum

I am a railfan and a train photographer. This museum appealed to me greatly and had quite an emotional impact. I am very nostalgic and this place suited me wonderfully. I did not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Herndon, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely pictures but nothing to hold the interest of my 5 and 8 year olds. We stopped by because you could get discount tickets with the transportation museum.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I am a railfan and a train photographer. This museum appealed to me greatly and had quite an emotional impact. I am very nostalgic and this place suited me wonderfully. I did not want to leave. I hope to return as soon as possible

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a small museum for the train or photography enthusiast. $5 admission for adults and 2 hour free street parking nearby, which is acceptable because this takes around an hour to tour. Displays are designed to be read and occasionally listened to, but not interactive for children.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you like old railroad photography you will find a pure genious work here. Link was the definition of good photography. A must see museum.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

IF you are a lover of classic, black and white photos, or love trains, you will love this place. Our kids loved this museum when they were small, not as much when teens. A day of this and the Transportation Museum is a lot of fun for small or elementary school children.

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Roanoke, Virginia, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a neat place to visit and learn about rail road and trains. You can walk outside and see how big the trains are.

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Floyd, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I wasn't a train enthusiast when I went in but I came out of this museum with a interest into the history of the man and the area. You can visit this museum in an hour and the photographs are just outstanding. Highly recommended!!

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Dunnellon, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Link. What else is there to say? He was the master of photography. Every railroad photographer who has followed either learns from his technique or tries to copy it. This collection of prints, equipment and artifacts sheds light on that technique. Well worth the pittance requested to enter.

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Knoxville
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10 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is an extremely well organized museum in the old Roanoke train station devoted to the photography of O. Winston Link. It is well worth a visit.

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Annandale, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I hadn't heard of O. Winston Link before, but we really enjoyed his photographs and learning about his history and the steam railroads. This is worth seeing. Lots of stuff to take in.

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