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Address: Thurmond, WV 25936
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Rural & Fascinating

Not a lot here, but for anyone who enjoys taking photos along a railroad, pretty scenery and interesting history, it's well worth a stop! Hard to imagine this place used to host... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
EmBentley
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a lot here, but for anyone who enjoys taking photos along a railroad, pretty scenery and interesting history, it's well worth a stop! Hard to imagine this place used to host 500 people. Take a little walk along the tracks to explore the few remaining buildings and make sure to enjoy the river views as well. Just watch out... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to visit Thurmond on a late afternoon side trip. You will travel down narrow road along the railroad, just follow the signs. We did the trip in a minivan and did not have any problems. Its well worth the visit, but I would do it earlier in the day that we did so you get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

I rated this a five do to its photogenic nature. The town is abandoned but still in good shape. The train still comes thru there so you must take care not to be on the track which are very close to the town. Most children would not enjoy this as there is nothing for them to eat, drink or do.... More 

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Eastern Shore Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Ditto on not driving to Thurmond with a large vehicle. Probably not good for someone who gets car sick either. It was a great drive on a sunny fall day in our Camaro with the top down if you like winding roads. Found the history interesting of how a bustling town can slide downhill to become totally deserted in just... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

I would not try to make the drive to Thurmond if you are pulling a trailer or driving a large RV. The road (paved and gravel) was very narrow (one lane in some parts) and curvy. I loved this old town and would have loved to spend more time there but it was starting to get dark. It had also... More 

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Thank cheryl h
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

We ran across information on Thurmond while visiting Beckley, West Virginia. After a short drive and crossing the single land steel bridge, we arrived at Thurmond. It's always interesting to learn about history, especially about out coal mine towns. The town exploration is worthwhile. The current Amtrak station has a lot posted information as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We decided to stop at Thurmond after seeing in in the film at the New River Gorge visitors center. This little ghost town was the best stop during our week road trip. It's eerie knowing this use to be a bustling stop on the tracks. It was beautiful and worth the time to visit. I highly recommend for history buffs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

We loved all the information in the little museum. My grandson loves trains, so he was pleasantly surprised when he found "ancient" track spikes and loved climbing up the stairs and peeking in the windows of all the old buildings. Speaking of, not only can you visit the museum you can walk along the track and around the loop to... More 

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East Liverpool, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Stopped by Thurmond to kill some time and was pleasantly surprised! Thurmond is a cool, little train town located on the backroads of WV that will satisfy fans of history, lovers of trains, and/or adventurous spirits. Make sure you visit Mike, one of the volunteer guides at the station! Great guy with loads of information about Thurmond and pretty much... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I found this place by accident really. I was following the river for waterfall photos. I love history myself and love old buildings. You can walk around these buildings and see how things were years ago. It is a bit rundown and you can only go into one building where there is a very small museum but it's nice to... More 

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