The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum, Townsend

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The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum is located in Townsend. With our world travel planner, Townsend attractions like The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Able to walk up steps to see inside the steam engine. Small building to look thru as well. Restrooms around back.  more »
  • I had been by once by myself but it has been closed. Was glad this time we went it was open. They had a small museum but its free and well worth it to walk around for a few minutes. We spent 25 minute...  more »
  • If you like Railroad History and/or the History of the area you are visiting, this place is a must. You can spend thirty minutes or 2 hours, its up to you. We got so much out of it and bought a shirt ...  more »
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  • This is a nice museum with a courteous and very knowledgeable staff. They have a historic film they show there that is well worth the time and the gift shop is probably better than the Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. GREAT handmade lye soap that they sell there!
  • So much information available for those who want to know about the national park before it was a park and the rail/lumber history of the area. Volunteer on staff was full of information! Nice gift shop to.
  • Wish it had been open, but the exhibits outside were neat.
  • A small railroad museum with a detailed history of early logging in the smokies. Gives a real perspective of what life was like back in the day. Great place to visit.
  • Very nice little museum. Lots of information packed in a small space.

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Where to stay in Townsend

You'll find limited accommodation options in the tiny town of Townsend. You have the choice of a few privately owned bed and breakfasts, which offer a good selection of amenities including fitness facilities, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, in-room fireplaces, steam showers, and hot tubs. For a more outdoorsy experience of the Great Smoky Mountains, research the area's tent and trailer campgrounds; many provide hookups for both cable TV and high-speed Internet.
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