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Stearns - Big South Fork Scenic Railway

100 Henderson Street

In 1902, Justus S. Stearns of Ludington, Michigan, established the Stearns Coal & Lumber Company. This logging and mining empire controlled more than 200 square miles of land in Kentucky and Tennessee, built the first electric sawmill in the U.S.; as well as, employed 2,200 people during its’ heyday. The construction of Kentucky & Tennessee Railway allowed the Stearns Company to grow and prosper.


Christy McKinley

Friday, March 16, 2018
We went for our anniversary. It was really fun! It was a little hot when we went but I'd love to go back in early spring when everything is blooming. Definitely recommend!

Becky Wilson

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
Beautiful place.. love trains.. Polar Express was fun . A little pricey for a small child... Extremely sweet and friendly people.. they did a great job!!

michelle richards

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
What a great experience! The volunteers do an amazing job. I love seeing all the children singing,dancing, and having a wonderful time. It's great to see all the families showing up all dressed alike. The depot is is beautiful!

thomas Safranek

Friday, March 16, 2018
The train takes you through the beautiful Big South Fork National Park and alond the river. The folks are super helpful and the Rangers are great!

Trish Sexton

Thursday, March 1, 2018
This was such a magical evening for our 2 year old daughter, and we enjoyed it too. Good food, service and super friendly people.

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