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Miniature World of Trains
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: "Where Ordinary Days Become Extraordinary". "A Fun and Educational Family Experience". "Our World In Miniature". The Miniature World of Trains (a 501c3 Non Profit) new 20,000sf location features several model railroad display. The new Miniature World of Trains will be built in phases from 2015 through 2019 featuring a large miniature display featuring up to 120 HO Scale fully computerized model trains traversing the large city and mountain scene, some reaching 18 feet in height! The highly detailed scenery will enhance your experience! Try one of the several scavenger hunts to have fun and check out some of the finer details. Interactive buttons allow you to operate trains and other things on the display. Real railroad and model railroad artifacts can be found in the throughout the facility. Also, we have the large O Scale Christmas Model Train Display which was the "PICK OF THE SEASON" for WYFF 4 (NBC) here in Greenville and reviewed as "ONCE OF THE BEST CHRISTMAS DISPLAY'S IN THE COUNTRY" according to Classic Toy Trains Magazine. Plus the new $100,000 HO Home Demonstration Display display pre-qualified visitors can operate on. We have S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Educational Programs for all ages. Special events and special pricing occur all the time. Open days and times vary throughout the year.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

The already awesome Falls Park and West End area of Greenville just got a little bit better! I visited this display today during a trip to Greenville. Kids and adults will both enjoy the "scavenger hunt" to find details hidden within the model railroad. Familiar local landmarks (like a model of downtown with Mast General Store) are visible in the railroad display. It also has western Rocky Mountain and eastern Smoky Mountain sections.

The model railroad has computer controlled trains and switches to allow various trains to make realistic starts and stops and traverse the display realistically instead of running in a constant loop like most other displays. The staff is passionate about the "temporary" beta model railroad and museum they have built and I'm impressed with the result. Can't wait to see what this crew can build if they are successful with a future move to a larger facility.

It's a little off Main St. on Camperdown and a little hard to see from Main but it's definitely worth finding if you're in the area.

1  Thank Jon D
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F C R, General Manager at Miniature World of Trains, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2014

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Reviewed May 23, 2014

The Miniature World of Trains is a must see for anyone with children 2-12 and all adults that remember watching the trains at Christmas! It's inexpensive and a great rest stop while wondering around downtown Greenville. Don't miss it!

1  Thank Mary C
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

I visited on a Friday morning, with my wife, during a weekend stay in downtown Greenville. We were greeted at the door with a smile and a brief description of the attraction.

Upon going inside, I was amazed at the quantity and quality of the models and trains on display. The layout is nicely arranged, with lots of variety. I especially loved the local landmarks produced in miniature form. I took lots of photos, and had a nice conversation with one of the volunteers.

We had a great time. I would definitely recommend a stop here, especially for families.

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F C R, General Manager at Miniature World of Trains, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2014

Thanks for you kind comments. We are glad you had a great time!

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is a brand new attraction in downtown Greenville, SC. We happened to visit on their "beta" day. The "Grand Opening" is in late April. They are trying to make something very cool here and we really enjoyed the opportunity to see what they had to offer, even if everything didn't go exactly as planned. Any model train buff will get a real thrill out of this display.

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F C R, General Manager at Miniature World of Trains, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2014

Thanks for your kind remarks!

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