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This museum was the brainchild of Peggy Keyes. In 2007, Peggy lost her husband, Larry, of 47 years to pancreatic cancer. Larry was a life-long toy train collector and enthusiast. To honor his memory, and raise funds for pancreatic cancer research, Peggy, along with a myriad of volunteers, set up this museum in the picturesque town of Lake Lure, in the western mountains of North Carolina. Come see trains from the early 1900s to the present. There are several tracks set up with working trains, and visitors can work the trains themselves! There is a separate train room for our youngest engineers, complete with push trains, engineer costumes and coloring pages! There is also a small gift shop where visitors can get anything from Christmas ornaments to train sets, from baby clothes to train whistles!Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Lake Lure fast, fun, and easy.
This museum is fun for every member of the family no matter how young or young at heart!
The entrance fee is a $5 donation per person. Children 2 and under are free. 100% of your donation goes to The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
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The Right Track Toy Train Museum Reviews
This place was so fun! We don't love crowds, so it was a nice quiet stop for our afternoon with our 2 year old. Our son loved all the buttons he could press along the track to make things light up and move. We will definitely be going back!
A real local gem. $5 to get in ( for everyone over age 3) which supports pancreatic cancer research was well worth it. Basically a shrine to her late husband and others affected by pancreatic cancer, Mrs Peggy maintains an eclectic shop with everything from old vinyl records to old train sets for sale. The meat of the place is a play area for children and a large working model railroad with interactive buttons. Be aware that she does not accept credit. Cash or check only. Be sure to check this out while in lake lure or chimney Rock village.
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