Tennessee Central Railway Museum, Nashville

3.5
#17 of 19 in Museums in Nashville
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  • I've got to start off by saying this review is in no way a slam to Monterey (which is a quaint, small town that I would love to have had time to see); however, that being said this is not a trip for e...  more »
  • Interesting enough musuem, but it is mainly a collection of equipment: locomotives, freight cars and passenger cars. Very little in the way of interpretive exhibits, so it helps if you know what you a...  more »
  • All round an excellent day. An early start, had to be at the station before 8am, we got there are 7.35am as boarding was just starting. The trip to Monterey takes 4 hours but the scenery is stunning f...  more »
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  • Awesome place to go to even if you're not riding a train. The museum features some cool railroad relics and some awesome model layouts in multiple scales. You can also go check out some of the trains out in the yard. They're really awesome. They also restore trains here, so you can look at those as well.
  • My family and I have done several trips and we always have a great time. We've done the Easter Bunny excursion, the North pole excursion, and my husband and I have done Wine on the Rails a couple of times. The staff is helpful and friendly and there's always something new & fun to do when you get to your destination. The only complaint I have is using the restroom on the train. My advice would be to go before you leave or try to hold it until you get wherever your going. Also, they sell food, drinks, and souvenirs on the train a prices are very reasonable so no worries if the kiddos get hungry. Prepare for a long ride and a lot of fun. They have so many different types of trips so it shouldn't be hard to find one for you and your family, friends, or significant other to enjoy.
  • So sad. They don't provide enough information about the tour, before hand. I called 3 times to ask how long the layover was in town and got the same answer train leaves at this time and arrives back at that time. Never could answer other questions. They apparently use a company like LiveOps and have paid people who work out of their homes and read scripts. Then on the train ride back they turned most all the seats around so people could be riding forward facing. I was no longer near my family across the aisle. They really don't offer enough information and then they have unwanted surprises later. I realize some of the workers on the train are volunteers. And most know the history but I was sad about lack of customer service for people that don't live in town or this is their first experience with the railroad. Also during the murder mystery the Granddaughter of our car assistant who was a "helper" stood in front of the actors and was very annoying. I have pictures so I cant be contradicted. So sad for all the money I spent and I did not have a good time.
  • Overall the experience was very good. It was very friendly the hostess people were very very friendly and attentive. We were very much aware of the people around us on the return trip in the dome car, so we really enjoyed the trip back more. At Baxter itself in town, we had trouble finding someplace good to eat. The food that was served at the Welcome Center was cold and not enough condiments and other things with it. We ended up going over to the pizza place where we found lots of people eating pizza, we found very very friendly waitresses there also, and had an overall very good to excellent experience at the pizza place. Overall I would rate the trip over as a six, and the right back as an 8.
  • Went for Thomas the Train. Beautiful trains. Nice people (volunteers). Parking is pretty limited. We had a great time though!!

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