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Kind of cool, but there is not much there there

If you like trains and american history, this is worth stopping by. There is a small museum with... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
Must See!

Thurmond Ghost Town has been on my to-see list for a while so I was beyond excited to get to... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like trains and american history, this is worth stopping by. There is a small museum with some cool stuff and some old abandoned buildings that you cannot go into. There is a small rail bridge over the river that shakes a lot when...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

Thurmond Ghost Town has been on my to-see list for a while so I was beyond excited to get to finally visit Thurmond. Thurmond Ghost Town is beautiful and a gem to walk around. While we were there the train went by hauling coal, which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AMiller121
Reviewed 17 November 2018

Thanks to coal, Thurmond was once was boom town. The buildings have been restored and look great. There is evidence that bank interest rates were low, even back then. The railway station is a must see.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank David M
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Went through Thurmond yesterday to get some pictures of the fall leaves, before they all fell off.. It was my first time being there -had read a lot about it online, for some reason i kept coming across websites/reviews for it- It really surprised me...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bobbie B
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Not really a full fledged Ghost Town because according to the 2010 Census, there are still 5 residents Thurmond. For several years now, a number of Travel Magazines have run articles on Ghost Towns throughout the United States First one I recall was Travel and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Our visit to Thurmond was both exciting and disappointing. Exciting because the drive follows a river with at least one 6-7 ft waterfall (and many other small falls), as well as pull-offs to enjoy them. To get into Thurmond, you must cross a railroad bridge...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DoingWhatWeLove
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We thought the releasing of goats would be a ceremony of sorts.. And we never did see the goats, but the area is beautiful, and the history is very interesting. A tourbus or some mode of transportation would be great.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank NorthStar248519
Reviewed 1 October 2018

To be fair there are definitely better ghost towns no question but still worth a small detour. I wish there would be more houses left to generate a better atmosphere but still informative and good for some nice pictures. Oh yes the rails are still...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jogi85
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Nice quick side visit for a little coal/train history of WV. My husband and I visited the area earlier this year as we made a trip to abandoned coal mines throughout southern WV. The town was super cute and the depot was well kept. The...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Amber S
Reviewed 6 September 2018

The place has much improved since my visit years ago. Gift shop is nice with some local info, restrooms and fun things to look at. The cashier was chatty and super informative. The entire town is walkable and fun to explore. Crossing the one lane...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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4 October 2018|
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Response from J8896YQlauries | Reviewed this property |
Beckley WV is closer-flights connect there from Charlotte. Charleston WV is about 45 min away.
Renee H
15 June 2018|
Response from J8896YQlauries | Reviewed this property |
The areas of Thurmond that we explored didn’t charge anything-it’s self guided.
Sophia M
11 August 2016|
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10 to 5pm Monday to Saterday