This Historic Locomotive Roundhouse In North Carolina Has The Coolest Vintage Trains You’ll Ever See
North Carolina’s fascination with trains and train rides is easy to spot. From the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in Bryson City to the Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock, trains play a huge role in tourism in the Tar Heel State. But it’s also fun to be a tourist in your own back yard! While most natives have visited GSMR and Tweetsie at least once (and probably more), there’s a railroad destination that most mainstream out-of-state tourists overlook. (All the more reason for us locals to go!)
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The fun Roundhouse tour and train ride isn’t all that the N.C. Transportation Museum has to offer, but it’s an ideal place to start exploring. The Museum is open year-round six days a week. The hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday noon – 5 p.m. General admission that includes a train ride is $12/adults, $10 seniors/military, $8 children 3-12, free for children under 3. Admission without a train ride is half of the prices just listed. Train rides are offered three times a day on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday; and offered four times on Saturday. Learn more on the official website for the North Carolina Transportation Museum and follow the Facebook page here!
Address: 1 Samuel Spencer Drive, Spencer, NC, 28159
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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