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“It is okay”

Georgia State Railroad Museum
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Owner description: Housed in the former Central of Georgia Railway Roundhouse and Repair Shops Complex at Savannah, the Georgia State Railroad Museum exhibits a collection of historic, restored rolling stock and interprets the history of railroading in the state of Georgia, offering guided tours, student programming, private tour & event bookings, and more!
Midlothian, Virginia
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“It is okay”
Reviewed August 1, 2012 via mobile

They are in the process of expanding, and it sounds like it will be nice. Not much to see, but the price pays for the expansion and I didn't mind supporting the efforts.

Thank Shoney75
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Cairo, Georgia
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174 reviews
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“A must stop for railfans and historians alike”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

The Roundhouse Museum has a nice mix of equipment to see and tour. There are guided office car tours which are very informative. You can even ride a behind a steam locomotive with your admission ticket! While the steam locomotive ride is short, there are not many places in the South where you can ride behind a real steam locomotive. There are exhibits for everyone to enjoy and admission is a reasonable seven dollars per person. Try to start your visit to the Roundhouse Museum early so you can participate in all of the activities and tours before it gets too hot (most exhibits are outside).

Visited July 2012
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Elkview, West Virginia, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Nothing to write home about”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Interesting, but a little disappointing. The "Thirty Minute Train Ride" started at the round house, went about 200 yards, stopped, talked, went back. Glad it was only $7 for that and the Savannah Museum.

Visited June 2012
Thank Bob L
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Bronx, New York
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5 reviews
“Not sure why more people weren't there..”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

it's amazing. So much fun for children and adult alike.

Visited July 2012
Thank Vitch
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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“Sold us a ticket without telling us they were closed”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

My husband and I visited on Tuesday July 3. It was extremely hot outside but there was a gift shop and several buildings on the grounds with a/c. We bought tickets and the gentlemen at the counter failed to tell us they were closing the guided portions and rides. They actually didn't even tell us where to go or what to do after we bought the tickets, but just gave me a map of the grounds with the tickets, so we walked out and entered the Roundhouse. There were videos to watch in the first train car and we thought this portion must be self- guided. Then we got to the executive cars which had power on but the doors were locked. There were a few other families wandering around but no one who worked there. I looked at our tickets and there was supposed to be a ride and guided tours. We encountered a couple with 2 young children who told us that someone asked them to leave as the railroad site was closed due to the heat index being 112.
But no one told us and the other people who were still wandering from building to building. So we tried to make the most of it and see what we could see. Other families asked us if we knew why the guides were gone and we passed the message along.
I admire that the railroad is being preserved and you can tell they are still in progress on making it a great historical attraction BUT when we exited back out through the same gift shop where we bought our tickets no one said a word to us about being closed. I'll just count it as my $20 donation to historical preservation and try to not to think badly of the goons in the gift shop. I wonder if they sold tickets to the family who came in as we were leaving? Probably didn't tell them either.

Visited July 2012
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