Etowah Railroad Depot

See the original depot

No Admission Fee
Hours: Mon- Fri, 9:00-4:00/weekends during

Contact

Etowah L&N Depot & Museum
727 Tennessee Ave
Etowah, TN 37331
423-263-7840

More Information

People sometimes wonder why such a large railroad depot is located in such a small town. The reason is that Etowah was created by the Louisville & Nashville (L&N) Railroad in 1906 to serve as a planned community for its workers as well as headquarters for the Atlanta Division of the L&N Railroad System. The Depot, a two-story Victorian railroad station, was the first building erected in the town. Downstairs exhibits tell the story of the town and its relationship to the railroad. An upstairs gallery offers changing exhibits. Visitors can look out the upstairs windows and watch trains switching in a still active rail yard. Home to the “Hiwassee River Rail Adventure,” a train excursion ticket office is also located in the building. The front lawn is home to scores of community festivals including the “Old Fashion Fourth of July Celebration.” Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

What People Are Saying

This was a very beautiful drive. It had a lot of overlooks and the trees were very beautiful. We also rode over to Joyce Kilmer Forest. This was a very nice hike and was amazing to see all the older trees. I would advise to take a bathroom break before the trip across the mountain.

Road trip

Linda, NC.

Incredible drive through the Cherokee National Forest. Lots of hiking, waterfalls and mountain streams. Areas of the skyway are rather curvy, so beware. Some like to speed through this area either in road rally’s or on motorcycle. Have seen several severe accidents.
A MUST visit for all the beauty!

Unbelievable beauty

dbauman, TN

We were surprised at how beautiful this route is. Sadly, our trip was cut short from annual undergrowth burning. We will definitely come back this way.

Gorgeous views

Mike, AL.

Nice smooth road that’s a lot of fun with beautiful sights. There’s plenty of pull offs for photos and small hikes and it makes a really nice scenic drive.

Awesome road and view

Illinois

We were in town to view the fall foliage. We hit it just right. This drive is magnificent. Several viewing sights along the way. Take advantage of all if possible.

Beautiful

Bruce, MS.

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