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“Photography and Railroads” 5 of 5 stars
Review of O. Winston Link Museum

O. Winston Link Museum
101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
540-982-5465
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Ranked #4 of 57 things to do in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence
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Ohio
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73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Photography and Railroads”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you are interested in either photography or railroads, this is a wonderful museum to visit. Start with the film in the far back theater which introduces you to both the photographer as well as the history of railroading. Then start going around each room, really reading the captions which explain the photos. Read about why he took his photos at night. Appreciate the patience and planning that went into each photograph. Learn the significance of the trains and the people that he selected to include in his collection.

Visited July 2014
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Rocky Mount, Virginia
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“great history of past times”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It is a great place to observe the history of Roanoke and its place in the changing of transportation and moving the country forward. Awesome pictures and other related material. you should include this in your planning.

Visited July 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Who doesn't love to look at trains?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a great museum for all ages. You get to see the history of trains and the photos are amazing. It's a fun museum that only takes about an hour or so to cover. Definitely worth a stop.

Visited December 2013
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Danville, VA
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Photography”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Many photographs, very few relics, of the railroads, and the people who worked along the system. Not expensive - well worth the price. Friendly staff.

Visited July 2014
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Virginia, United States
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hmmm...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Has potential, but overpriced. It could offer so much more. But knowing small budgets, I can understand to a point. Need to expand the horizons there. Try not to be charge a full museum price for a small walk through.

Visited December 2013
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