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Beautiful Architecture

In May, while staying in Knoxville for but a short time, I discovered the Southern Railroad... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Phoenix, Arizona
Historic Railway Station and Train Cars, Advance Planning Needed to Tour Railroad Cars

I enjoyed taking a few minutes on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 to walk through part of the Southern... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2017
James G
Lexington, Kentucky
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“Beautiful Architecture”
Mar 4, 2018
“Good for a quick walk through -”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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306 W Depot Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917-7522
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In May, while staying in Knoxville for but a short time, I discovered the Southern Railroad Station, and being the “train buff,” that I am, could not let the opportunity pass. Unfortunately, this structure at 306 W Depot Ave now seems to mostly be an...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

If you're in the area area - walk through this station to enjoy the architecture and history. It's a well built and preserved station that gives us a quick glimpse into the bygone era of rail travel.....

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank DianefromDC
Reviewed November 21, 2017

They don't build them like this anymore. The architecture is truly beautiful. We walked the entire depot. We did not want to miss anything.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Lorin G
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal and great night. They catered a meal about 80 people with chicken, roast beef, steamed vegetables, roasted potatoes and green beans. A salad with choice of dressings was also available with the buffet meal. There was room to dance with...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jackson B
Reviewed July 27, 2017

I enjoyed taking a few minutes on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 to walk through part of the Southern Railway Station in Knoxville and to view the outsides of some passenger train cars and cabooses. The property is privately owned. In response to my question about...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank James G
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Now not only is the station open for special private and public events, the winery has a tasting room and a bistro bar and restaurant where you can get a light meal or refresh yourself with all kinds of libations! Museum passenger cars are open...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Silentflier
Reviewed December 4, 2016

The Southern Railway Station was built in 1903 and was built by a famouse railroad station architect called Milburn. It has been registed as a place of hsitorical significance.It is a pleasant building at the bottom end of Gay Stree and still sits beside the...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

This was a nice wedding space, the architecture was charming. Parking was easy. However the air conditioning was woefully inadequate and everyone was sweating in their nice wedding clothes. They really need to fix this!

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Tarane12
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

First of all, I love trains and anything regarding trains, so I was a bit disappointed that there was not much to do here, besides see the old station. However, after viewing the website, it's mainly an event facility. I would not go out of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank VNSmith
Reviewed August 6, 2016

There are a number of old cars which are in nice condition (one was the personal car of John Rockefeller's daughter. It is interesting to see the private car, a mail car, a dining car, sleeping facilities, and others with period furnishings. The old depot...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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