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Museum of Transportation

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Address: 3015 Barret Station Road, Saint Louis, MO 63122
Phone Number: 314-615-8668
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Description: Visit one of the largest and most diverse collections of transportation...
Visit one of the largest and most diverse collections of transportation vehicles in the world! Trace the history of American railroading, see antique cars and trucks, visit a towboat, and more.
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Great big trains and hands on visit

They have trains, trains, cars, and more trains. There is a nice gift shop, a very reasonable price (groupon available), and knowledgeable experts. Make sure you go through the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

They have trains, trains, cars, and more trains. There is a nice gift shop, a very reasonable price (groupon available), and knowledgeable experts. Make sure you go through the tour of the old fancy cars that are complete and restored. Great for kids of all ages.

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Schaumburg, Illlinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Although the museum may be a few miles off the main drag, it is certainly worth the visit. It's truly a "step back in time" located in a very quiet place. After going through the welcoming center, a brief walk, somewhat uphill, will take you to the static and working displays of locomotives, passenger rail cars, street cars and a... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Wonderful historical and informational exhibits of air, trains and autos. Spread out over several acres, lots of examples in great condition, a mini-train for adults and kids alike to ride, plus a small gift shop and snack bar area. This museum took 3-4 hours to really see everything at a leisurely pace. However, BEWARE if you are driving a larger... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I had the privilege of attending an after hours photo shoot at the museum and was loving the collection of historical pieces devoted to transportation. Actual pieces that worked on highways, rail, air and water. Things that made America great. These pieces are an actual work in progress as the museum tries to maintain this equipment. Some of the equipment... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I used to take my kids to this museum when they were small, and loved trains! Now that they are teens, they still like it! The beautiful cars in one building, and different types of transportation in history makes it interesting for everyone. It's worth a few hours, anyway, and something different if you haven't been before. There are some... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This museum has a little bit for everyone to visit. I was really impressed with their steam & diesel engine trains and the history behind each of them. There are also a couple of trains you can get up and take pictures in. Also, a couple of passenger carts you can go into and see what traveling was like in... More 

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Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This has something for every transportation fan - cars, railroad cars and even a plane! Our favorite part was walking through various train cars. The staff were friendly. The on-site food choices were very slim. Best to pack a lunch and eat in the parking lot. Admission seemed a bit high for the attractions, but not outrageous. Be ready to... More 

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Ballwin, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I lived in St. Louis West county for many years with out ever knowing about this place, until I happened to drive by to avoid traffic. This place is amazing for the train lover. There are so many full size, some restored some original trains! There are also many neat cars on display and other artifacts related to transport. There... More 

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Lumberton, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We were on a rushed weekend trip, so I only got to spend 2.5 hours here. I'm a mechanical engineer with an affinity for locomotion, so needless to say I was excited. The number and quality of rail equipment they have is really impressive. UP's Big Boy is there and you can walk up in the cab. They also have... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

They have a large collection of restored trains nicely exhibited. You can get up close and personal with vintage trains in a beautiful setting. It's been expanding over the years. It's worth the visit for both young and old.

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