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Very friendly town and this lady was a great example of that. Very knowledgeable of the town and... read more

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Yes S
A Train Watchers Dream !!!

This has to be one of the top five "train watching" spots in the USA. Between Amtrak and CSX nearly... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2018
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112 N Railroad Ave, Ashland, VA 23005-1517
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Reviewed yesterday

Very friendly town and this lady was a great example of that. Very knowledgeable of the town and area. Saw a freight train come thru then an Amtrak.

Thank Yes S
Reviewed July 20, 2018

This has to be one of the top five "train watching" spots in the USA. Between Amtrak and CSX nearly fifty trains pass by the center daily. The volunteers at the Visitors Center are friendly, understand the "railfan" intellect and make you feel welcome. This...More

Thank Doug R
Pam N, Manager at Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2018

Thanks for the great review. We try to make everyone feel welcome at The Center of the Universe. Safe travels

Reviewed June 21, 2018

Great visitor center in the center of the universe! This is the train town you have always dreamed of.

Thank jtlee23005
Pam N, Manager at Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2018

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed May 9, 2018

We made this our first stop when we arrived in Ashland. The people there were very helpful, and gave us some tourist information and maps. We strolled around the downtown area and looked at the houses. Peaceful time.

Thank Tom B
Pam N, Manager at Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thanks for the review. We love hearing how visitors enjoy our town.

Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Small place. I cannot stress that enough. Brochures are available. No trinkets/souvenirs. Trains go by outside the window, they might be fun to watch with kids. Woman who was working was wonderful. She made the experience.

Thank Thedrstwo
Pam N, Manager at Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2018

Thanks for the great reveiw. Safe travels

Reviewed March 13, 2018

I went to Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center to purchase my amtrak ticket and to my surprise they do not sell train tickets even thought it's right there at the train station. They do have information about visiting multiple locations in ashland.More

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Pam N, Manager at Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

The visitor center is housed in the old RF&P train depot. We are often mistaken for a train station. Amtrak has a self-service stop outside of the Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center. You have to purchase tickets from Amtrak. We have local and state tourism information in...More

Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Oir train had a terrible delay and we were worried about making our destination. The lady in this pffice went so far above and neyond trying to help us. :)

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Pam N, Manager at Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

We are always happy to help our visitors. Hope you had a wonderful trip.

Reviewed January 3, 2018

If you like trains this is the place to stop. The staff was friendly and helpful. The lady told us what else to check out in the town. Very interesting place to stop and visit.

Thank pd6647
Pam N, Manager at Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Thanks for stopping in. We hope you enjoyed your visit in Ashland.

Reviewed November 11, 2017

The visitor center is a good first stop when visiting the wonderful little town of Ashland. The staff are friendly and well informed. It's also good place to watch the trains from. Ashland has lots of cute things to see and do, find out about...More

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Pam N, Manager at Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2017

Thanks for stopping by our visitor center. Be sure to grab an Insider's guide and a walking tour of our town.

Reviewed November 8, 2017

A nice place to visit and obtain information about things to do in and around Ashland. Also, a great place to watch trains.

Thank Verna K
Pam N, Manager at Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2017

Thanks for the review. If you like trains be sure to visit on the first Saturday in November. It's our big Train Day Festival.

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Jolie C
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Response from Pam N | Property representative |
There is no Amtrak station in Ashland. Amtrak has a unmanned self service quick stop that stops outside of the Ashland Visitor Center. I suggest that you go to Amtrak's Web site or contact Amtrak 1.800.872.7245. They will be... More
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