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Back in Time

The John Henry Park takes you back into the late 1800s when a man raced a steam-driven drill to... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
lkmeador
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Charleston, West Virginia
Legend's Home

Having been familiar with John Henry's legend and song it was great to realize while in Hinton, WV... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Curtis R
via mobile
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Rt 3, Talcott, WV
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The John Henry Park takes you back into the late 1800s when a man raced a steam-driven drill to build a railroad tunnel through the mountain. The Park has a huge statue of the Steel-drivin' man, John Henry, a view of the original tunnel, walking...More

1  Thank lkmeador
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Having been familiar with John Henry's legend and song it was great to realize while in Hinton, WV, we were only minutes away from his monument. A short drive along the Greenbrier River got us there and we were able to see the tunnel, a...More

Thank Curtis R
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Located on Route 3 in Talcott, this is a cute little place for a little history lesson. My dad used to take us there as kids on the way to Bluestone Park. It will a nice little stop to hear my dad tell the story...More

2  Thank MarinaCay
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I live not far away from the park and I have seen it go through a lot of changes for the better. It now has walking trails and the John Henry staute in now located right in front of the old Big Ben tunnel. The...More

4  Thank bethryan20
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Just outside "Can't Get There From Here, WV." A nice little river-side park. Has the statue of John Henry and is just outside the mile long "Big Bend Tunnel." The tunnel where John Henry beat the power drill. A nice little diversion if you are...More

1  Thank Dennis R
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Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Visited today for John Henry days. Had a great time learning about John Henry and meeting the local people. There was a free concert , pie eating contests and fireworks. Great time had by all.

1  Thank joelc63
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

I have heard songs and of course the stories of John Henry for most of my life and have always admired not only the pride of this man but his work ethic as well. There is not much to see here; a plaque and a...More

Thank wv_travelersX3
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Reviewed 7 September 2014

It's a little hard to find. I was coming from the "wrong" direction for the sign. Once I went down the road & turned around, I saw the sign directing me to the park. I don't know if it always seems as desolate as I...More

Thank LPfeffa
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

besides the statue of a man that most kids these days have never heard of, there is the entrance to the old Great Bend Tunnel, now with a floor of water...next to the old tunnel is the operational one which if lucky, you will see...More

1  Thank tdngjj
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