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C & O Railway Heritage Center

705 Main St, Clifton Forge, VA 24422-1761
+1 540-862-8653
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Good place for children to burn off energy

You have to pay a price to go through the museum and we paid for the kids to ride the little train... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
Kansas City, Missouri
via mobile
Old-Fashioned Charm

My favorite part of the museum visit was being able to go inside the train cars and locomotives... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Momica P
Charlottesville, Virginia
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705 Main St, Clifton Forge, VA 24422-1761
+1 540-862-8653
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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

You have to pay a price to go through the museum and we paid for the kids to ride the little train that goes around. The kids enjoyed the rides and climbing on the trains For adults the stories told by the staff were very...More

Thank kcpacs
Reviewed 2 November 2016

My favorite part of the museum visit was being able to go inside the train cars and locomotives. The Greenbrier dining car was lovely, and made me long for the charm of years-ago railroad travel. Be sure to ask the super-friendly staff to turn on...More

1  Thank Momica P
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The little museum is very nice and does a good job covering the history of C&O. The O-scale exhibit was very impressive and the staff was very friendly. The outdoor rolling stock exhibits were few but they restored examples were well done. We combined our...More

1  Thank electriciandad
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We visited while staying at Douthat State Park, just like 8 miles drive, and was a fun day exploring Clifton Forge and learning the railroad history and more of the area. I highly recommend this.

1  Thank Shellie L
Reviewed 1 August 2016

If you're a railroad buffet this is a nice place to see while in town. They have old cars to pass thru. Fair amount of historical pictures. A little kids train to ride on.

1  Thank RonGoings
Reviewed 22 July 2016

My husband is a rail fan, so whenever our travels take us anywhere near restored depots, train museums, etc., we always seem to veer in that direction. Inside the restored depot, there is some memorabilia and re-creation of what it looked like back in the...More

1  Thank gwhillikers
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We had lots of fun in the museum and walking through the rail cars. Definitely worth a visit if you are ever in Clifton Forge.

1  Thank WVhikers
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Went in searching for a Hinton, West Virginia train poster that I saw in a little eatery in Hinton. (They did not have it in stock, but explained I could order on line.) Ended up buying Chessie Cat items. Fun! So much fun! The gentlemen...More

Thank esrinilaw
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Passing through on a road trip with 3 twelve year olds and looking for a place to stop and stretch and have a little fun. The price was great, 5 for the kids and 8 for me. There was a museum, tower, and real trains...More

Thank AmbersM0mmy
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Wonderful activity for kids and adults. Train buffs will love the steam engine, dining car and caboose tour and kids will be fascinated by the model trains. The ride on the small model train is fun for everyone.

Thank theredlanterninn45
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18 April 2017|
Response from fishdog43 | Reviewed this property |
It is on the opposite end of town, but I believe it could be walked without too much trouble. Main street is well put together, and the total distance would probably be a mile each way.