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Apple Valley Model Railroad Club

Closed Now: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open today: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Felt like an eight year old again.

The Club is the largest model railroad club in western North Carolina. At one time the club was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jack L
East Syracuse, New York
A must do with kids!

The group of volunteers that have set up and run this model railroad facility are amazing. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cary, NC
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Largest model railroad in western North Carolina housed in the historic train depot in Hendersonville, NC. Includes a 100' X 20' HO scale model railroad in the depot and a real caboose. The club is currently building a 60' X 12' outdoor G scale...more
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650 Maple St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-3753
+1 828-595-0446
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Club is the largest model railroad club in western North Carolina. At one time the club was Hendersonville's depot. In four rooms-lobby & three rooms- is a railroad system of the HO scale that depicted Western Carolina mostly of the 1950's. The first two...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The group of volunteers that have set up and run this model railroad facility are amazing. The level of detail, the accuracy matching real conditions and the technology used is impressive. Adults and kids alike will be impressed.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank NCRaggedy
Reviewed 24 November 2018

We were out sightseeing in the Hendersonville area, and happened to see the depot with a caboose outside, and decided to stop by to check it out. We were glad we did. Inside are several HO scale model railroad sets, many of which are based...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 17 November 2018

What a great time we had seeing the mini trains. The volunteers were so very nice. It is free but we enjoyed it so much that we did give a donation.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SquirrelGirl39
Reviewed 16 November 2018

This is hidden gem in Hendersonville, and a great place to bring kids, especially on a rainy day. A tremendous amount of work went into creating the landscapes where a variety of model trains run between. The club members are very helpful, and dedicated to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jowens328
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

This was our 1st visit had no idea what to expect but everyone was incredibly welcoming and friendly and we had such a wonderful experience. It was perfect for our kids (6,4,2). They have an area where you can control some Thomas Train engines and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

I wasn't sure I wanted to spend time visiting a train museum, however, I am glad I did. This is a gem. I had a wonderful visit and spent much more time there then I would have thought possible. Worth the detour.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jjvoyageur94
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Since our visit to Hendersonville coincided with the limited hours of the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club, we decided to stop by. We were so glad we did. The club members are so welcoming and informative. It is obvious that these folks have spent numerous...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank RamblingRoos
Reviewed 30 August 2018

If you are a model railroader or history buff this is a must visit place. There are rooms full of operating trains with precision handcrafted buildings and scenery. The club members will guide you through the displays and provide detailed information about trains, local history,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank pts119
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I grew up with model trains so this was a must see on my trip. Friendly staff awaits, great model train displays, and activities to entertain children.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank EagleAviator
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Wednesday and Saturday. 10 am until 2 pm