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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The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum Reviews
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  • September 25, 2017
    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.  more »
  • August 29, 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 ...  more »
  • August 28, 2017
    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 ...  more »
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  • June 14, 2016
    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.
  • June 19, 2017
    So cute
  • October 19, 2014
    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.
  • August 14, 2015
    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.

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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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