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The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum

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Great find

We stopped here to look around, and it wasn’t officially open but the caretaker spent time with us... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
uufrisbee7
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uufrisbee7
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Very neat area

My children loved it. Granted it wasnt officially open. The trains are still available to look at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
922darinn
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped here to look around, and it wasn’t officially open but the caretaker spent time with us and shared lots of history. The train and lumber equipment outside is cool, but the museum inside gave so much more information. My eight year old son...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My children loved it. Granted it wasnt officially open. The trains are still available to look at. It is a very neat area and highly recommend

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 922darinn
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Lots of great exhibits. Fun little place for family to visit. Kids enjoyed seeing the huge train! Inexpensive too!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Beckie S
Reviewed December 10, 2018

We stopped here and enjoyed the visit, the guide was very knowledgeable and presented many local facts not otherwise known

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Csxyoder
Reviewed October 24, 2018

I stopped at the museum to look at the old locomotive and then was attracted into the small museum. This was a well-done display recounting the history of the logging operations which took place prior to the founding of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tenntraveller70
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We expected to be able to see more. Some of the exhibits were closed. We drove quite a ways to see this and were somewhat disappointed.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank taxmanken
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This museum is free to visit and worth every penny of the donations visitors should leave. There’s an incredible amount of historical information about Townsend and its role in the larger region. A trove of artifacts, equipment, and historical documentsmaps, & photographs make for an...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sandia8
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Only got to look outside. Inside wasn't open when we went and was disappointed. But my 3 yo loved the trains outside@

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank aposthauer
Reviewed September 11, 2018

The museum is a very nice stop full of local history. The gentleman behind the counter was welcoming and seemed very happy to be there to share his knowledge. You can't beat the price - FREE

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JacksonsCRS
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took a trip to Gatlinburg last weekend and we were determined to spend little and view a lot! I did research to see what was near that area for free, while not much surfaced for freebies in Gatlinburg, we did find...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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