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Folkston Funnel Train Viewing Platform

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Address: Main St., Folkston, GA 31537
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How many towns do you know that have a platform just for watching trains pass? The town of Folkston has one and it is very convenient to travelers driving down to Florida. It is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
Bill Y
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Seneca, South Carolina
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Seneca, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

How many towns do you know that have a platform just for watching trains pass? The town of Folkston has one and it is very convenient to travelers driving down to Florida. It is just over from highway 301 right beside the double tracks that go north and south in this part of Georgia. This is a good Stop to... More 

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Fleming Island, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We didn't expect a whole lot but our two-hour round trip would have been a total waste if we had not had such a great lunch. After an hour we wondered if we were in the wrong place because we had not seen a single train. Finally a sole "regular" showed up and told us about a train an hour... More 

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Thank Larry3028
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

What else could l possibly say you haven't already seen. While my son is a complete railfan I am new to this. This is our second trip to Folkston for a great time together. What struck me last year and again on this trip is how genuinely friendly the people of Folkston are. Made us feel very much appreciated. We... More 

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Thank Alan B
Folkston, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I am a local, and downtown Folkston is the perfect place if you like to watch trains. There are several per hour going through Folkston.

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Thank beachperson048
Miami, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is the best place to be. Never a dull moment. Trains come by with 4-5 engines and then some have up to 120 cars.....couldn't get my son to leave!

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Thank Simone S
Screven, Georgia
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We took our son by to check it out on a Monday. We were they're 2 hours & saw 6 trains. You can hear the dispatcher talking back & forth with the train crew. It was neat to hear what goes on behind the scenes. It's a covered shelter that has ceiling fans with chairs & picnic tables so take... More 

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S E England
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50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

I thought perhaps I would stay at the Inn and read and let my husband watch the trains. I mean, I live in SE England; trains are an everyday thing. But I'm so glad I went down to the viewing platform. If you're lucky you'll get to know some great people (possibly retired rail workers and well-travelled Judges) who can... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Most towns with 60 trains barreling through everyday would have quite a challenge to find something to boast about but this cute little Georgia town has taken a liability and turned it into an attraction. This platform is suitable to hold about 12-15 people comfortably. The long overhang protects against rain and midday sun. There's even a dozen or so... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

This is fun train watching! Sit under the shelter or at a picnic table and watch freight and passenger trains. Friendly rail fans are usually present. But what is the wifi password? Best action is early morning or early evening.

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florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to visit I love the trains great place to view trains as well for photos and videos. Lots of friendly people many of my friends enjoy going there for winter watch in Dec and railwatch in April.

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