Miniature train museum planned in Greenville
Friday, Nov. 25, 2011
The Associated Press
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Organizers say a miniature train museum will open in Greenville late next year.
The Greenville News reported developers of the Transportation Museum of the World will feature the Miniature World of Trains in a vacant store.
The museum will recreate famous railroad scenes and is expected to include models of oil refining, power plants, steel and automobile manufacturing, coal mining, an amusement park and a sports stadium.
The museum is modeled after one in Hamburg, Germany, that attracted more than four million visitors since opening in 2001.
The project is expected to cost about $25 million, to be paid by corporate sponsors, private donations and grants. It could eventually employ up to 150 people.
The museum will have conference and event rooms, a model building viewing area and restaurants.