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McMinn Living Heritage Museum – Explore three (3) floors of exhibit areas that trace the history of McMinn County, from the Cherokee Indians and early settlers through the 1940s.  Exhibits include an impressive collection of valuable and rare glassware and showcases our McMinn County’s industrial heritage.

Etowah Depot Railroad Museum – The City of Etowah was created by the Louisville & Nashville (L&N) Railroad in 1906 to serve as a planned community for its workers as well as headquarters for the Atlanta Division of the L&N Railroad System.  The Depot is a two-story Victorian railroad station and was the first building erected in the town.  Downstairs exhibits tell the story of the town and its relationship with the railroad.  An upstairs gallery offers changing exhibits.  Visitors can look out the upstairs windows and watch train switching in a still active rail yard.  Home to the Hiwassee River Rail Adventure, a train excursion ticket office is also located in the building.   The front lawn is home to scores of community festivals including the “Old Fashion Fourth of July Celebration.  The depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (photo courtesy of Durant Tullock)