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George L. Carter Railroad Museum

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We took our 10 year old grandson & we all loved it!! I would recommend you get the scavenger hunt... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
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Hidden Gem!

This place is amazing. Not only do you get to see model cities and trains, the staff here will give... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Jennifer W
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113 Campus Center Building, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We took our 10 year old grandson & we all loved it!! I would recommend you get the scavenger hunt paper when you go in so while you are looking at trains layout, you can be looking for stuff on paper!! They have classes we...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

This place is amazing. Not only do you get to see model cities and trains, the staff here will give you the history about the areas? Great place to take the kids or family.

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 8 June 2018

The work done by the museum builder's staff on the ET&WNC layout is really great. The attention to detail in compressing and modeling the trackage Johnson City to Cranberry, especially the work in the Doe River Gorge make this part of the museum a must...More

1  Thank TravelingDs35220
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We have visited this place several times with my children. My son loves it. There is some great history here. Fun place for kids and adults. If you aren't into trains, you will still enjoy it and come away with an appreciation of the models....More

1  Thank Chase C
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I took my two-year old son today for the first time. We had a blast! They have a few different rooms with trains and towns set up that you can view. They allow you to walk through the rooms where people are working on the...More

2  Thank J K
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a must see exhibit when in Johnson City. The layouts are nothing short of spectacular. The exquisite details and the marvelous and meticulous skill is apparent everywhere one looks. Each item is in scale to the layout and the obvious love that goes...More

1  Thank Wes J
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We brought our 2 yo grandson and he loved it. We have also brought a group of elderly folks who also loved it. There is a play room for kids who get bored quickly looking at things and want hands on.

1  Thank Sapper2016
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I love to just walk through and see how things were years ago. My family has always tried to find out how transportation was when my grandparents were alive.

1  Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 25 September 2016

More model trains than museum--popular with the kids. Sometimes you encounter very friendly volunteers--sometimes not so much. It's free--donations welcome--so how can you really complain? Take the kids and enjoy. Just don't expect expert/fanatical archives, etc.

1  Thank Greg L
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The trains in this museum are great for people of all ages. The detail work is exceptional. Also great for a rainy day activity.

1  Thank TnCampers
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