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Folkston Funnel Train Viewing Platform

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Address: Main St., Folkston, GA 31537
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One of many visits to Folkston

Recently spent some time at the viewing platform in Folkston from April 10th thru the 12th. I like this little town and the local people seem to be very friendly. On this visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dane1966
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DeLand, Florida
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DeLand, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently spent some time at the viewing platform in Folkston from April 10th thru the 12th. I like this little town and the local people seem to be very friendly. On this visit the weather was beautiful. 50's at night and around 80 by day. Instead of paying for a hotel I just put a bedroll in the back of... More 

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Thank Dane1966
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

We visited the interesting train museum in the quaint, small town of Folkston, GA. recently. It's like going back it time & a train watcher's dream.

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2 Thank Cherie L
Paducah, KY
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to watch trains that come out of Florida going north or out of the north going south into Florida!

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Thank Dianne R
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I don't usually go in for trains, but hubs is a huge fan. He was a little disappointed with the frequency of the trains, but there is no end of other train enthusiasts to talk with and compare notes. The platform is covered, which is nice when it rains. It would also protect you from the hot sun. Not much... More 

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Thank Rentongal2
Seneca, South Carolina
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Reviewed 1 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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Thank Bill Y
Fleming Island, Florida
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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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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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1 Thank Alan B
Folkston, Georgia
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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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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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Screven, Georgia
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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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