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The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum

Us 321, Townsend, TN
+1 865-661-0170
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Glad we stopped!

A small museum with lots of artifacts and information providing a good understanding of the role of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gary W
,
Warren, Indiana
Good display

All little boys and most men are attracted to old steam engines. Can touch and pretend they are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
7459chef
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Townsend, Tennessee
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  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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“love trains” (5 reviews)
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Us 321, Townsend, TN
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+1 865-661-0170
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A small museum with lots of artifacts and information providing a good understanding of the role of logging railroads in the region. And it's FREE!

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 1 week ago

All little boys and most men are attracted to old steam engines. Can touch and pretend they are the crew.

Thank 7459chef
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really surprised when we pulled off the road into this quaint little museum. First of all, it’s free! Railroad enthusiasts will love it. But more important, it’s a piece of history that has been preserved to share what happened in this area and...More

Thank Vivian F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Train enthusiast will enjoy this small, but free, attraction. The museum was not open the day we stopped but it was still enjoyable to see the old history of railroads and lumber mills in the area.

Thank meljoy05
Reviewed 30 August 2017

At first glance this place didn't look like much but since it was free we thought we would stop. So glad we did. Inside the small museum are many pictures and historical photos of the area. For those who love history and also those who...More

Thank ccchVincennes_IN
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took our six-year-old grandson to Tennessee to view the Eclipse in Totality. We were there for eight days, and there was so much to see and do. But theRailroad Museum was tops on his list. The man in the gift shop...More

Thank LAPTHOMAS
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Lots of old things to read about and look at. If you are interested in years past it is a great little place to stop

1  Thank heather B
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I was hoping for this museum to be a little more exciting then it was. There was 3-4 items to look at outside. All of them were run down and have seen better days. The indoor space was two really small buildings. Our kids went...More

1  Thank Luke W
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

And did not disappoint. Every person visiting the area should stop and learn the history of the area. If not for ole Dorothy and her counterparts, carving out railways for the timber they hauled,there might not be the roads and trails 2 million folks a...More

3  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Very nice gentleman was working and gave us some additional history, very nice. Very well put together, clean, and well organized. Small gift shop was the perfect end.

1  Thank PhantomB222
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