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“Short Train Ride” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Georgia State Railroad Museum

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!
Navarre, Florida
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Short Train Ride”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

If you like history of railroads, don't miss it. You can even take a short train ride...like 100 yds. That was kind of disappointing but the rest was good with several tours available through old train cars, etc. My wife looked bored again.

Visited June 2012
2 Thank Larry H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great fun very interesting!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

We loved getting to see the old caboose and walking through the cars and the Columbus car was AWSOME withe the rooms and beds and kitchen and dining area! worth every dime!!! We road the train I suggest doing that even though you don't go far it was well worth the time it was no neat getting to get on a real turn table!!!!

Thank Janet B
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Brunswick, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lots of History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

So if you like trains this is a must. We ask about the train ride guy selling the tickets said it was about 30 min. long what he forgot to say is you ride down the track for 3 min. and they talk for 12 then ride back for 3 min and then ride down a different track and talk for another 12 min. SO do not go for the ride and don't let your kids get to excited very short ride. still very enjoyable seeing the trains and enough to do to keep the kids moving around.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank chad M
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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great new outdoor children's museum attached to the roundhouse museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Make sure you call for their hours, as it varies with summer heat. My four year old loves it. It is educational, new and well thought out.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Nicole S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“History abounds...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

If you're into history - this place fills the bill. A combination of the history of Savannah with the history of the region's railroad history, this facility takes you back to the mid-1800's where you'll get to ride on an actual steam locomotive (albeit only a few feet...) - but you do experience the "turntable" - a device that turns the trains around and allows them to be moved into one of dozens of repair bays. There's also a cool area for kids (5-12) to explore and enjoy. I will say that a train ride should take you on a trip exceeding 100 feet... just sayin'...

Visited August 2012
Thank MervHayes
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