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C & O Railway Heritage Center
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

This place was great! Coming from coal country in NE Ohio, my father loved not only the history lesson, but also being able to actually wander around the cars. The kids (8 and 11) had a great time and our guide was fantastic. I'm not sure who had the most fun on that small-scale model train we all got to ride around the train yard. They really have quite an impressive collection, and the coal cars rumbling down the tracks just added to the experience. Oh, and the beautifully restored station/gift shop really should be the official Clifton Forge Amtrak stop. Just sayin...

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Reviewed June 11, 2012

Fun little park setting with several pieces of railroad equipment, including a steam locomotive. Several reconstructed or refurbished railroad structures. Also, small scale steam railroad, museum and gift shop.

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Reviewed May 11, 2012

The charm of Clifton Forge, VA is wonderful. This museum has a guide on site and brings it to life for the visitor. A small train is available for the kids too, check operating hours. Dining on a one of the train cars is sometimes available. Downtown Clifton Forge is within walking distance too. Amtrack stops down from the museum also.

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Reviewed April 24, 2012

I surprised my husband with a visit to the Railway Heritage Center. We were the only folks on the tour at the time and had the most delightful guide who was so knew everything there was to know about the railroad. We enjoyed climbing up into the engine and I really enjoyed the dining car...restored impecably. I look forward to them restoring more railroad cars in the future.

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Reviewed October 27, 2011

We were fortunate that our visit coincided with the visit of the historic Greenbriar steam engine. What luck to see this jewel up close and wander through the cars! We also enjoyed the Center's regular exhibits--this is a true labor of love. Ask all the questions your heart desires.

You will have to climb some steep stairs to get into the railroad cars, and you should watch your footing at all times. You will be walking on loose gravel, stepping across rails, and threading through narrow car passages.
There are just a few places to sit down; you will be on your feet a lot. There are restrooms available but no vending machines--bring your own snacks and water. Nice bookstore/gift shop for railroad buffs.

You will get to see and hear trains coming through, and there are beautiful mountains in the background. Pay attention to the weather and dress accordingly. It's a great outing--eat at Jack Mason's Tavern across the street.

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