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Thurmond Ghost Town

Thurmond, WV 25936
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Step back in time and view the beauty of the New River Gorge

Famously the filming location for the movie Matewan, if you take the time out to drive down the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
fryeric
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Self-guided to immerse oneself in its coal history

This little ghost town had two things going for it in its heyday: banking and railroads. There... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LAURIE S
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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“train station” (5 reviews)
“coal trains” (2 reviews)
“its heyday” (2 reviews)
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Thurmond, WV 25936
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Famously the filming location for the movie Matewan, if you take the time out to drive down the gorge into Thurmond, you certainly will not regret it! Surrounded by the majestic beauty of the West Virginia Hills, you can catch a glimpse of what life...More

Thank fryeric
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little ghost town had two things going for it in its heyday: banking and railroads. There are about 8 properties within the ghost town to enjoy with flag only service for the Amtrak passenger stop. Two coal trains came through while we were there...More

Thank LAURIE S
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

We visited Thurmond on January 20, 2018. It was a chilly day and snow was on the ground. The town looked much larger this time of year with the trees bare. We tried to take an alternate road home, which was a one lane dirt...More

3  Thank Robin G
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

disembarked the train at this station, first time in West Virginia, was able to see beautiful New River Gorge, feels like middle of nowhere, take in the beauty, listen to the river water hit the rocks and you will be at peace, fun attractions about...More

3  Thank ckarimi
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I attended a walking tour lead by a National Park Forester. The tour took about 1 1/2 hours. It was very informative and the forester answered any questions we had. I learned some homes were owned by the park. Those had the wood vents on...More

2  Thank IrishVixen
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We enjoyed our trip out to the Thurmond depot. Be aware it is a long drive out there and there is literally just the depot to visit. Some interesting facts about the history of the place and walking along the old ghost town was really...More

2  Thank Amanda B
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The drive to this ghost town takes you through the beautiful mountains. When you first arrive, you come to a railroad bridge that looks like it is a one way road...and it actually is! The welcome center is nice. It's a quiet place. Easy to...More

2  Thank HikingLife614
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Put Thurmond into you phone and don't use the address listed. Very few buildings are still standing but it was an interesting view. The national park service has taken it over and fixed up the train depo and put in a museum.

3  Thank bethryan20
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Very much worth the drive to get to this little town. We enjoyed talking to the park employee and getting some background information on the town. We also enjoyed looking at the photos of a time gone by. It was a beautiful and scenic drive...More

3  Thank Christine H
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

At the very end of the road is what is left of this old rail town that served the coal mines in the area. Several old buildings remain and are maintained by the National Parks Service. We just kept driving on the little, narrow road...More

4  Thank alicat067
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Renee H
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Response from LAURIE S | Reviewed this property |
The areas of Thurmond that we explored didn’t charge anything-it’s self guided.
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Sophia M
11 August 2016|
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10 to 5pm Monday to Saterday
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