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Miniature World of Trains - CLOSED

2801 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC 29609-3093
+1 864-255-4671
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Great new location and new management

This is a new location in Taylors Mill SC in a redevelopment project in an old mill. They recently... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
retiredtravelers1963
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Roswell, Georgia
growing railroad

they are growing from last visit at the downtown location which was cramp and small. the model... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2016
Paul R
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Greenville
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"Where Ordinary Days Become Extraordinary". "A Fun and Educational Family Experience". "Our World In Miniature". The Miniature World of Trains (a 501c3 Non Profit) new 20,000sf location features several model railroad display. The new Miniature World of Trains will be built in phases from 2015 through 2019 featuring a large miniature display featuring up to 120 HO Scale fully computerized model trains traversing the large city and mountain scene, some reaching 18 feet in height! The highly detailed scenery will enhance your experience! Try one of the several scavenger hunts to have fun and check out some of the finer details. Interactive buttons allow you to operate trains and other things on the display. Real railroad and model railroad artifacts can be found in the throughout the facility. Also, we have the large O Scale Christmas Model Train Display which was the "PICK OF THE SEASON" for WYFF 4 (NBC) here in Greenville and reviewed as "ONCE OF THE BEST CHRISTMAS DISPLAY'S IN THE COUNTRY" according to Classic Toy Trains Magazine. Plus the new $100,000 HO Home Demonstration Display display pre-qualified visitors can operate on. We have S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Educational Programs for all ages. Special events and special pricing occur all the time. Open days and times vary throughout the year.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2801 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC 29609-3093
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is a new location in Taylors Mill SC in a redevelopment project in an old mill. They recently opened with three nice train layouts - a model of old Baltimore MD, a layout donated by a member and their Christmas layout. The Christmas layout...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2016

they are growing from last visit at the downtown location which was cramp and small. the model railroad layouts the kids enjoyed. Took my cub scouts and boy scouts on day trip. it is in a location that can grow. the people operating are very...More

Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

I went to the museum at its first location with my granddaughters. They/We LOVED the scavenger hunt at Christmas! The next year I took my grandsons (to the new location), and even though it wasn't all finished, we had loads of fun...again...looking for all of...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2015

I'm sure this place will be really cool when they get everything set up. But just be warned that the Christmas display is only a portion of the coming attractions. It won't take you long to see what is there right now (15-30mns). We would...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2015

We visited in March 2015. Got to speak with the manager (owner??) a bit and he was a very nice guy - clearly proud of his display. The peek inside the control center under the mountain was really cool! My kids were 10, 7 and...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2015

My young niece (who's obsessed with model trains) was in town for Thanksgiving. I saw a clip about this place on the news and thought she might enjoy seeing it. So, I called on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving (11.27.15) and asked if they were...More

3  Thank scsn0wbird
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Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Very nice train museum! So much detail and very friendly staff. Fun "scavenger hunt" activity to do while in the museum. Fun for train enthusiasts of all ages!

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Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

This is a great place for adults and kids of all ages. The volunteer staff was friendly and helpful answering questions and for a buck more you can go behind the scenes to see how the trains are dispatched. The mountain scenery is awesome and...More

1  Thank Loretta W
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Reviewed 8 April 2015

Is there a kid not fascinated by trains? Adults for that matter. For a small fee you can wander around the trains and look at the scenery. There are little buttons to push too which is extra great for kids! My children gave it a...More

2  Thank BetterCallTravel
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Reviewed 28 March 2015

This is a great place to visit if you love model trains. The layout is huge and very detailed. The volunteers working in the layout area and at the front desk are very friendly and knowledgeable. The layout is also displayed in daylight and in...More

Thank Mary W
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