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Waverly Train Explosion Memorial Museum

East Railroad Street, Waverly, TN 37185
+1 931-296-2101
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Not much there

Off 70 on a side road tucked back two parking spots it's locked up and got to call and have some... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
via mobile

The memorial for the 1978 Waverly Train Propane Explosion is an emotional experience. It was a... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2016
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28 May 2017
“Not much there ”
20 Apr 2016
East Railroad Street, Waverly, TN 37185
+1 931-296-2101
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Off 70 on a side road tucked back two parking spots it's locked up and got to call and have some one meet you down there and let you watch a video in the train not much of a family thing maybe if you 50+...More

Thank fordboy1230
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The memorial for the 1978 Waverly Train Propane Explosion is an emotional experience. It was a terrible day for the City of Waverly. The pictures that are available and the DVD to watch are amazing and heartbreaking. This community and the surrounding communities worked well...More

1  Thank 753susant
Reviewed 25 July 2015

It is located in a restored caboose at the site of the 1978 train wreck and propane explosion that killed and severely injured many people. A video inside is available of the fateful event.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 19 June 2015

A free walk through a small town tragedy.A great memorial for those citizens lost in this tragic event.

Thank Larry T
Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

A little difficult to find. The caboose had a story to tell. The memorial for this community was simple for such devistation and loss of life. Take a few minutes to see this.

Thank Cinamngrl
Reviewed 28 June 2014

The memorial was a lovely way to honor those lost in Feb. of 1978. Waverly TN loos a lot of it's residents including their Fire and Police Chief's in the explosion. The way that flammable liquids are moved by train changed after this event. If...More

2  Thank Barbara A
Reviewed 21 March 2014

This is just a small caboose with alot of history about the explosion that happened. Makes you feel sad to see all the names of the people killed in this

Thank 18wheeltraveler
Reviewed 3 December 2013

On Feb 24 1978 I was working at a small gas station in Dickson TN, I looked up from counting some change out to see a large mushroom cloud topped by a fireball climb into the sky. It was a warmish day with some snow...More

1  Thank Russ D
Reviewed 5 June 2012

It's an interesting place for a short stop. Well maintained. The historical markers do a nice job of describing the catastrophe which took place here and it's location adjacent to the tracks make it easy to visualize the scene. I enjoyed the learning experience! It...More

Thank Homer1951
Reviewed 1 August 2007

This is a museum with much more than meets the eye. When you first see it, this appears to be only another caboose museum on the side of a railroad. But actually it's a very moving memorial to a huge tragedy. Inside you will find...More

12  Thank DyersburgTraveler
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