The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum, Townsend

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  • Free museum building was still closed for season but we were able to wander around the grounds and look at all the rolling stock and equipment. We wanted to be sure to see this place because it was su...  more »
  • We were driving through Townsend and thought that this museum would be an interesting short stop. It is...for about fifteen minutes. I had checked online and saw that it would be open on a Saturday. H...  more »
  • This doesn't look like much from the highway. It has a Shay locomotive out front and you can't hardly see the small museum behind it. I would definitely recommend stopping in and learning the history ...  more »
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  • Lots of facts and artifacts packed into a small museum. Even the gift shop was cute with lots of railroad themed books and much more. We found this place well worth the stop. Entrance is free but they accept donations.
  • This is a very small museum but very informative, with lots of pictures. But the person in the office/gift shop, Jackie, was what made the whole experience. She sounds like she could talk for hours and hours about the history of the lumber company and railroad and town, and it doesn't take much persuasion to get her to do so.
  • It is a small little museum but had some interesting things from actual trains used by the lumber company to reports on all the train wrecks the company had. Rick was very friendly and gave us a few other points of interest in the town to go and see.