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Cool little museum

Museum is small but full of train memorabilia and history. The nice gentlemen who staff the museum... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
New Orleans
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Great little town and museum.

I just happened to come across Cowan TN. on business trip. It was a nice stop along the way with... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2016
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12 Jul 2017
“love taking grandkids to this place”
5 Jul 2017
“Great Little Train”
The Cowan Railroad Museum represents the railroad that has been an integral part of the city since 1849 when construction began on boring a railroad tunnel through the mountain two miles southeast of town. The Cumberland Mountain Tunnel was finished...more
108 Front St, Cowan, TN 37318
+1 931-967-3078
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

We love taking our grandchildren to the railroad museum for the education of trains and great pictures with the trains that are outside on the property

Thank LORI T
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The kids loved this place. We aren't train nuts or anything, but we certainly enjoyed climbing around on the steam locomotive and cars. The diesel engine needs some work and was certainly secondary to the steam engine. However, it's free! Unfortunately the museum was closed...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

The curator to the railroad museum was fabulous. He gave us information on history of the trains for over 100 years. The museum itself is very interesting and has a lot of heritage including a fantastic steam train. If you love museums this is a...More

Thank Squireb01
Reviewed 11 April 2017

In addition to a train locomotive and cars, including a caboose, the items and pictures inside are a glimpse into to a bygone time. It's well worth your time.

Thank Charley W
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Loved it small but full of train stuff. Cool train outside you can check out and walk on. Nice little place to visit

Thank Vanessa D
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Museum is small but full of train memorabilia and history. The nice gentlemen who staff the museum were so informed and clearly LOVE trains. It was fun to wait for the train to roll by. We were able to climb and explore a historic train....More

Thank Dayna_AnnNewOrleans
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I just happened to come across Cowan TN. on business trip. It was a nice stop along the way with lots to see and great photo opportunities.

Thank Travlingmechanic
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

No one in this town was nice. Ever went to a gas station that wouldn't let you use he bathroom? They serve food and should let patrons use the bathroom. Bunch of Indians own it. Do not come to this town. It reminds me of...More

Thank Paige J
Reviewed 1 February 2016

The museum is great for small children as well as history buffs. It includes a model train layout as well as historic items inside as well as an Engine and a Cabose.

Thank Dennis K
Reviewed 27 October 2015

i love this lace so much to learn and read about the history of the Cowin Train station, great photo opportunities, and lots to learn.

Thank William H
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