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Very well preserved piece of history that more people should see. Walk the streets and look at the old buildings. We went went the museum was closed; so we'll have to go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very well preserved piece of history that more people should see. Walk the streets and look at the old buildings. We went went the museum was closed; so we'll have to go back.

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This trip was about an hour out of the way for us, and if you have time it’s fun to walk around and explore the history. The park’s visitor center is occupies the old train depot. If you’re a train lover – you will love the history and displays. Nothing too exciting for us, but fun to walk around. The... More 

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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Thank you to the park service for the work they have done here to keep Thurmond accessible and visitors informed. The one lane bridge that crosses the river to the Visitors Center in the old Railroad Depot is...scary... It's obviously structurally sound but it is mesh bottomed and long - we elected to walk across (there is a small parking... More 

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Ferdinand, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you've every wanted to see a ghost town stop here. There is a working rail road station still in use. Right down the road within walking distance is the old coal town once used to haul coal form the mines. Some of the old stores are still standing as well as some of the small houses built into the... More 

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was my last stop in my WV vacation. After seeing the New River Bridge, doing the bridgewalk, and visiting Hawks Nest, Beckley, Grandview, The Highland Scenic Highway, Babcock, Twin Falls, Tamarack, Mystery Hole, Cranberry Glades, Catherdral Falls,Kanawha Falls and Bearstown State Park. Firstly it's a long and windy drive to get to Thurmond. The train station is basic and... More 

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Morgantown, WV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I've lived in West Virginia for about 10 years now and Thurmond is one of those places I keep coming back to. The town has a ton of history and it's a railfan's dream with many trains passing through on "Main Street" each day. Be sure to visit the NPS visitor center in the Thurmond Depot to learn about the... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It takes a trip over hill and dale on a winding backroad to visit Thurmond, but for a history enthusiast the trip is worth it. The visitor center is maintained by the NPS in the old Thurmond Depot which has been restored to the appearance of it's heyday. The ranger on duty the day of our visit was warm and... More 

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Palm Bay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had an excellent time meandering around at our own pace exploring the old "train town" ! Seems like most of the natives and residents of Beckley and surrounding communities have no idea of the exisitance of this historical area. Wonderful drive in along the creeks & waterfalls > National Park service has an exhibition there and has quite a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Only a few buildings standing, but a neat little town due to the history. When you approach the town you have to go across a one lane train bridge (pretty cool) then just park at the train station. Walk over to the left along the train tracks to see the town. The day we went there were several train workers... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Do not go after dark. We were a little lost on the way and ended up there at dusk to find ourselves in a scary movie scene well over a year ago. While that episode is memorable, it is not over, I will return without hesitation for clips with plenty of daylight to spare and at least two passengers. I... More 

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