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Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum

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For first time visitor to Aiken, visitor Center greeter provided marked maps for seeing important... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Raymond K
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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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Great visit with 4-yr old twins!

While looking for a summer day activity, we settled on the train museum. We enjoyed it, the kids... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
drmlvr
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North Augusta, South Carolina
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The Visitors Center, located on the first floor of the rebuilt Aiken Railroad Depot, can assist you with any questions you may have, contains maps and brochures of the area, a calendar of events and more. The Train Museum, located on the second...more
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406 Park Ave SE, Aiken, SC 29801-4510
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For first time visitor to Aiken, visitor Center greeter provided marked maps for seeing important sites in Aiken. And they provided me with a weelchair lift to see upstairs Train museum. Very, very worthwhile as a first stop in Aiken.

Thank Raymond K
Reviewed August 22, 2018

While looking for a summer day activity, we settled on the train museum. We enjoyed it, the kids enjoyed it, had a very pleasant visit at this small museum, plus got more info about Aiken. Highly recommend!

Thank drmlvr
MaryRosbach, Board Member at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us, and with 4-year old twins in tow!

Reviewed July 1, 2018

Great little museum in the heart of Aikens. Hopefully next time the cars will be remolded and opened to the public.

Thank Ruth-tn
MaryRosbach, Board Member at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

We hope the cars will be finished soon too. Some of our board members are working on them now.

Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Whether you are new to Aiken to just here for a visit, stop by this place and check out the museum and sign up for a Trolley Tour! They put so much into this 2.5 hour tour! We learned about the history of Aiken, stopped...More

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MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Thank you for your review! Glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed January 19, 2018

Fantastic & great tour guide! I highly recommend it if you visit Aiken. I had never been to this town and the tour gave a lot of history of the city.

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Thank charleneteresa3
MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

The trolley tour is a great way to learn about Aiken's history. Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed January 19, 2018

Friwndly, inexpensive and 5C a most interesting RR exhibit upstairs, a diorama of surrounding towns and their railroad histories.

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Thank joejanet1991
MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Aiken wouldn't be here if it hadn't been for the railroad. Thank you!

Reviewed January 18, 2018

You must come see this place it has an awesome train layout and so much history. Staff is so friendly. I recommend the tour, lived here since I was 6 and learned a lot.

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Thank Mark S
MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

It took between 10 and 15 years of research to ensure the accuracy of the museum. Thank you!

Reviewed January 16, 2018

Your visit here won't take very long, less than an hour. But it is well worth the stop. Kids will chase the model train as it passes from diorama to diorama, one for each of the towns along the path of the railroad. Older kids...More

Thank mdiv2001
MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed December 6, 2017

What an entertaining and enjoyable experience. Our guide, Judith, kept us engaged throughout the tour of Aiken, with delightful stories of Aiken as it became what it is today. Don't miss this!!

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Thank skneece
MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2017

Thank you for your review! Glad you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed November 29, 2017

We enjoyed the museum with its very detailed HO scale railroad dioramas. The exhibit is very informative regarding the railroad history of the area. The restored train station, housing the museum, is very impressive. This would be a nice quick stop for families with young...More

Thank Bruce Jeffrey K
MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2017

It took years of research to ensure that the dioramas were as detailed and accurate as possible. Thank you.

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Go to visitaikensc website and do slash calendar/event/aiken_historic_tour for information about buying tickets for the tour.
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Museum is free, but they will gladly accept any donation and there is a gift shop.
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