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DAY IN SALTVILLE: On Your Own – Stoney Point Railroad

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Date:
August 1
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Stoney Point Railroad
706-730 Old Mill Road
Saltville, VA 24370 United States
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Event Date:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 1:00 to 5:00pm

The salt of Saltville has been important to mastodons, Native Americans, and the military from the War of 1812 to today. Its well field wetlands have plants and birds which flourish in saline waters.

Stoney Point Railroad is a miniature railroad town built by a retired coal miner using only scrap material. The miner, Sam Johnson, created small versions of typical town buildings, and even a working train car that children can ride.

Directions: From Saltville, take South Main Street out of town. Turn right onto Old Saltworks Road, then left onto Old Mill Road (immediately driving under a train trestle). After 0.2 mile, Stoney Point will be on your right.

To learn more about Stoney Point:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/stoney-creek-railroad
https://wemadethisourselves.com/home/2017/6/19/dc-side-trip-stoney-point-railroad

Other Day in Saltville Activities:

Discovering Ice Age Animals of the Saltville Valley
Saltville Salt: Two Centuries of U.S. Military Importance
Tour of Saltville
Hardy Roberts Memorial Wave Pool
Big Tumbling Creek
Salt Trail
Museum of Middle Appalachians
A Walk in the Well Fields