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“Best Little Museum in the Smokies!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum

Ranked #10 of 32 things to do in Townsend
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4 reviews
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“Best Little Museum in the Smokies!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Stopped here to take a few photos with the train display, and we were treated to a pictorial history of Townsend and the Great Smoky Mountains! The museum is free and they have a gift shop plus a donation jar. Do not pass this one by!

Visited May 2014
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3 Thank Sara K
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Lecompton, Kansas, United States
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66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“small free museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

this small museum is free. while the exhibits are limited they are well done and informational. the staff is very knowledgeable on trains. it is pet friendly also.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Elaine B
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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lots of History in a small place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

There is no charge to tour the museum. There is such a rich history there and I loved just walking through and viewing all of the railroad stuff and reading the information. It's small but worth a visit. There was a very nice man that told us to take our time and go through the museum, just turn the light off when you leave. He sat on the porch of the store while the four of us went through the museum. There is a very small place to buy a souvineer or two and you can leave a donation if you like. We stood on and by the train and took some pictures.

Visited July 2014
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Parkville, Maryland
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“David B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

Very nice for the train enthusiasts. Old equipment in need of repair but very nice. The man in the store was very nice to talk to. Picked up some nice shirts.

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Floyd, Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“steam fan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Well worth stopping there. This little museum is packed with great photographs and artifacts!!!!!
A must see for everone interested in local history and steam!

Visited May 2014
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Thank capnjo
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