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“Bring the kids, young & old.”

South Carolina Railroad Museum
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Winnsboro
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Owner description: A popular museum established 28 years ago that offers visitors rides on the Rockton & Rion Railway.
Bluffton, South Carolina
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214 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Bring the kids, young & old.”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The exhibit is for the only steam trains in South Carolina.Take the open car for $20. Ride is short, about one hour. You will pass a granite schoolhouse made from local quarry. Also a restored 150 year old cabin, & former Mack truck plant.
Staff are all knowledgeable volunteers.

Visited November 2012
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Prosperity, South Carolina
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“ride the train!”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

This is a great treat for your little ones who are interested in trains without having to take an Amtrak trip. There is also an early 20th century train on display that you can walk through (think Wild, Wild West!). Next month they will have a steam engine trip & we will be there.

Visited September 2012
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3 Thank Hannah H
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South Carolina
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217 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“First train ride for some of my family”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Not classy but bare bones and run by volunteers but we like it and took the grandchildren and daughter recently on the train ride in the caboose. It was just our family of 7 in there so privacy was nice. Volunteers narrate along the way with history of the railroad and the area. No AC but window open and airy even on a hot day. Quaint and neat family experience.

Visited August 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Exciting place for the kids.”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

The kids enjoyed the train ride and so did I. Good clean fun, some place where the young and older people can enjoy the same things

Visited April 2012
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2 Thank Dora G
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Chapin, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Santa Train”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

My 5 year old was on the Santa Train 2 years ago and is still talking about it!

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