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C & O Railway Heritage Center
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

See trains inside and on weekends ride the train outside. See real dinning cars and steam train and other cars. You can join them and get magazines and other information on the C&O railroad, that is who built this area as they were large business here in the 50's. A worth while stop.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We sought this out when on a road trip through western Virginia since my husband's a big railroad fan, and we're so glad we did! It's a great place with absolutely fantastic staff; their enthusiasm for and knowledge of the C&O railway is really remarkable. Trains are always cool and I really enjoyed the walkthrough, particularly the Gatsby's Tavern dining car since we live in Alexandria, VA and have been to the real one so it was fun to see its namesake. Although we don't have kids (unless you count inner ones) we got a kick out of the mini-train ride they have set up, such fun. The well-designed museum has an extensive model railroad and lots of fascinating artifacts, photos and informative placards/maps, and the gift shop was full of railroad paraphernalia and excellent books. A big shout-out to Byron, who was amazing and talked trains with my husband for an hour after the tour was over - we probably ended up spending nearly three hours there, which I never would have expected but I wasn't bored a minute. All in all a great time and highly recommended for anyone interested in trains, American history or the like.

Thank pealet
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We went there with our 2 and a half old granddaughter because she loves trains. She enjoyed it - there was even a little kiddie train to ride but it was a really great tour for adluts. Lots to see and we went into alot of old trains - we enjoyed it

Thank Melody K
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

A small, expanding museum that is enjoyable for the whole family, The kids (large and small) will love the model train layout and the small Chessie that they can ride.All will enjoy the Passenger cars (combine and diner). cabooses (2) and Steam Engine (The Greenbrier) that you tour.Great gift shop for C&O gifts. Worth your visit.

Thank Grenville F
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We arrived at the Heritage Center just as it was opening on a weekday. Our time was restricted (we had just an hour) so we took a very quick tour. The "Greenbriar" train is beautiful and the museum building is full of interesting relics of days gone by. The staff is knowledgeable and generous. We will definitely return to spend a morning or afternoon!

Thank ukpa0hde
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