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South Hill Model Train Museum, South Hill

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  • It's Free, it's a small museum but worth the visit. The trains are pretty cool and I'm sure the kids would enjoy it. Very friendly staff. It's a must visit. 
    It's Free, it's a small museum but worth the visit. The trains are pretty cool and I'm sure the kids would enjoy it. Very friendly staff. It's a must visit.  more »
  • I came with my So to see this large layout with my SO on her birthday. I think it was as enjoyable as I thought it as. As necessary for large display layout both layouts were loops, but the sheer... 
    I came with my So to see this large layout with my SO on her birthday. I think it was as enjoyable as I thought it as. As necessary for large display layout both layouts were loops, but the sheer...  more »
  • My family of 5 spent about an hour in the museum Twyla was very informative and friendly!! My 10 year old son loved the train display and there was something for everyone to see!! 
    My family of 5 spent about an hour in the museum Twyla was very informative and friendly!! My 10 year old son loved the train display and there was something for everyone to see!!  more »
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  • Took our 2 grandchildren back to see the dolls and trains. They had been with us several times and always enjoyed seeing the dolls,the trains and all the wildlife display and so much more. This time we were all disappointed. The museum had some renovations and now its not like a museum. Did away the doll museum room. Did away with so many artifacts that were from the era. Still have the trains at least. Both of our grandchildren age 12 age and 10 stated they liked the old museum better. We felt the same.
  • This place use too have a wonderful display of dolls, toys, and 2 large train sets to see.They renovated and now its not the same. No more dolls an toys, no more wildlife display, so much has been removed. Now it's all modern-day. Very disappointing.
  • Free to the public, a doll and train museum that is amazing in the size of the train layout and the number of dolls. The doll collection was donated by one collector. There are two train layouts, one being a local community and the other a fantasy community. They are large with several trains, amazing landscape, working carnival pieces, and small towns. If you like trains and dolls, don't miss this exhibition.
  • I gave this place five stars for a number of reasons. First, it is 100% free. All they ask is a donation. Second, the doll part of the museum, which is one 10x10 or so room, has one heck of a donated doll collection. For anyone interested in the subject matter, I am sure they will enjoy. Third, the train layouts. Two separate and fairly elaborate spreads in the HO gauge depict a realistic scene from days gone by as well as a made up town with little gems such as an alien ship and what I think was either a brothel or an adult movie theatre. My kids spent two hours running up and down following the trains back and forth (as they were the only ones there on a Sunday). If you are in the area, I highly recommend visiting. You can't beat the quality or the price.
  • Ms. Lisa did an amazing job teaching us about the train set up, the designers and the inspirations behind each part off it. The train set is extremely detailed and beautiful. We saw hand mande ornaments from the 80s and an exquisite doll collection that no words can explain! I cannot wait to come back.

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