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South Carolina Railroad Museum

110 Industrial Park Rd, Winnsboro, SC 29180-9113
+1 803-635-9893
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Santa Train is a fun ride for kids.

Been on a few old time railroads, but this was the only time I had been in a two level passenger... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DrJ5714
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Fort Collins, Colorado
Fun and Informative for Train Lovers

The Museum is easy to find off I-77 outside of Columbia , SC. My husband loves trains so we... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Joyce S
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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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A popular museum established 28 years ago that offers visitors rides on the Rockton & Rion Railway.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“train ride” (21 reviews)
“open air car” (7 reviews)
“santa train” (4 reviews)
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110 Industrial Park Rd, Winnsboro, SC 29180-9113
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been on a few old time railroads, but this was the only time I had been in a two level passenger car! We took the Santa train with my grand kids. The "guide" was entertaining and told us a lot about the train. KIds were...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

The Museum is easy to find off I-77 outside of Columbia , SC. My husband loves trains so we purchased a night train ride that included a BBQ dinner. $30 per person. We arrived early and toured the gallery, giftshop and a set of train...More

Thank Joyce S
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

For the last year plus, I have driven by Interstate exits pointing to the SC Railroad Museum, but have until now not had the opportunity to stop by. A couple of weekends back I made a day trip to the museum to see what they...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

My family attended a train ride with naturalist Rudy Mancke. It was a wonderful experience. The open air train car was a great way to see midlands SC nature, including an old granite quarry and a train depot. The SC Railroad museum crew was fantastic....More

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

We took our grandkids for the Easter Eggspress train. Fun ride for kids, lots of activities at the stop and they got to meet the easter bunny. Not too long for short attention spans. Museum is small but nicely housed in an old train. Not...More

Thank klittle59
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I went to the South Carolina Railroad Museum and took the train ride. It was a comfortable slow ride on a nice day. When we arrived at our stop there was plenty of activities for our youngest son. He got to have...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Give the kids a different type of adventure and entertainment. They actually got a chance to ride one!

Thank Henry F
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

This train ride was a huge disappointment. They must have a really good marketing team because all times were sold out. My sister and I took my niece. I was skeptical about the "scenic" train ride since it is out of Winsboro but thought it...More

1  Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Nice museum with a gallery and few old cars such as sleepers, mail car. A small gift shop.Free entry. Nice for kids. Very large parking.

Thank Maravalj
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

We went by on a Thursday afternoon, and was disappointed that they were only open on Saturdays. Still, they have a lot of rolling stock that is on the grounds, so we were able to take pictures. Liked what we got to see.

Thank fishdog43
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nita b
1 December 2017|
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Response from Joyce S | Reviewed this property |
I would call the office and ask. I have not been on the Santa train.
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Kaygomills
16 June 2017|
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Response from Sjdara | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but I think it might be only weekends that they are open.
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Lynn S
17 November 2016|
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Response from Maravalj | Reviewed this property |
It is free most of the time. But they charge for specific event like Halloween party.
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