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George L. Carter Railroad Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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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 August 13, 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 July 9, 2018
Jennifer W
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113 Campus Center Building, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614
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Reviewed August 13, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank EJLTBL
Reviewed July 9, 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed June 7, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank TravelingDs35220
Reviewed March 20, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Chase C
Reviewed September 16, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank J K
Reviewed July 11, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Wes J
Reviewed April 27, 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.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Sapper2016
Reviewed December 14, 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.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Nancy D
Reviewed September 25, 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.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank ElectricianDad
Reviewed September 10, 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.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank TnCampers
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August 27, 2017|
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