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Address: Thurmond, WV 25936
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Great place to see history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 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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Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

The 6 mile long and winding road to get to Thurmond was definitely an experience! We came into Thurmond after the Visitor's Center had closed for the day. We were the only people around, and I have to admit it was a little creepy. We didn't stay long due to the weather, but did get a look at all of... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The car ride there is winding and beautiful as it follows a creek to the New River crossing. A narrow single lane road bridge is attached to the spur line railroad bridge to get across the New River. Originally the railroad was the main street of the town. We were there alone but pamphlets gave us information about Thurmond as... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Interesting if you like history and trains. We were there during off-season so we were not able to tour the restored depot. The other buildings have been stabilized but not renovated. NPS has a nice brochure available explaining the history and buildings. The road to Thurmond is an interesting ride and has some nice scenery.. We saw some wild turkey... More 

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lexington,nc.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

if your anywhere near Thurmond WV. it is a must visit . the history is amazing . the building and old house's are great . you get mining history , railroad history, and just what it must have been like to live under the coal company control . its beautiful , historic , and a little sad . you must... More 

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