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Museum of Transportation

3015 Barret Station Road, Saint Louis, MO 63122
314-615-8668
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Ranked #38 of 150 Attractions in Saint Louis
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Visit one of the largest and most diverse collections of transportation vehicles in the world! Trace the history of American railroading, see antique... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Sand Springs, Oklahoma
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very interesting collection of trains on tracks. Lots of walking to the exhibits but very handicap accessible. The unexpected surprise was visiting with Jay Leno in the car museum. He was there looking at a particular car. He was very personable and such a surprise. You will definitely be glad of the time you spend there.

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ballwin mo
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Here you have actual railroad locomotives, rail cars, boats, planes, cars, all forms of transportation from the 1900's on up to World War Two, and even some actual race cars from the 2000's. Great for kids and adults. You can actually go on board the exhibits

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My younger son loves trains so this was a dream to him. Plenty of trains to get in and be hands-on. Not many opportunities for shade and with all that metal around it gets hot quick so go in the morning or evening. The car portion of the museum was basically about 10 cars.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lived in St. Louis for many years. Always heard about the Museum of Transportation but never know of anyone who went. It is a hidden gem. Very knowledgeable Tour Guides. Museum is really focused trains and automobiles. It's interesting to see this history up close. Trains had such an important influence on the nation when they were the mode of... More

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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

When we got there we bought a bracelet to ride the train and was told that it ran on the 20 minute of the hour and 40 minute of the hour. ....which was ok but they didn't info elm us that the trolley the takes you up the hill to the other area of the museum and the train stop... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The museum is a short drive from downtown St Louis. Our GZpS took us right to the front gate. Upon arrival, you proceed into the visitor center which houses a gift shop, snack counter, restrooms and a couple of exhibits, After paying admission of $8.00, a two- car open tram takes you up the hill to the main exhibit area.... More

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farmington mo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Not what I expected as far as exhibits, my wife and I went thru the auto building in about one half hour, nice display just not much of it. We then walked up to the locomotives and train cars, only one engine and one passenger car to go thru, the sleeper cars and dining cars you could only view from... More

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Boone, IA, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you love trains this is the place for you. Very impressive train collection and displayed so they can be enjoyed. Kids enjoyed the mini train ride and trolley ride. Landscaping was great too. My only disappointment is the limited display of other types of transportation. The advertisements made it seem like there would be more boats, planes, and cars.... More

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Weldon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you like anything with wheels, you will love the Transportation Musuem! The selection of trains is phenomenal and you can see a lot of them inside, too! Wear your walking shoes, there is a lot of ground to travel through time. Excellent family adventure for all ages!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

There is something for nearly anyone now. Some displays are nicely done indoors and air conditioned, some are outside in the weather. There was a tiny train ride for the kids- about $4.00 They had an old trolley car up and running. A knowledgeable staff that capably answered every question we came up with. There were even a few train... More

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