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Museum of Transportation

3015 Barret Station Road, Saint Louis, MO 63122
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Ranked #33 of 131 Attractions in Saint Louis
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

We went with a few friends for my son's birthday, 6 adults and 6 children. My husband stood in line in chilly weather only for the rude ladies at the front desk to tell him he could only buy six tickets per policy. What policy? We were all there just waiting to the side so others could come in from... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Easy to get to, this is a great destination for kids and adults. The main building has a number of historical exhibits coupled to the development of St. Louis. The rail yards outside have all kinds of engines, cars, and special equipment including the biggest snow blower I have ever seen. The cab of the Union Pacific "Big Boy" locomotive... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Fun place to go even if you're not a train or car enthusiast. It's neat to look at the trains and cars through the years. It was also nice to have the Groupon that included the train ride. I recommend going there at least once. This can be a solo or group activity too!

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Shepparton, Australia
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18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you love trains especially BIG ones you will love this museum. The exhibits are well laid out and generally maintained with a lot of "one of a kind" still existing types of locomotives. It is a pity all the locomotives and rolling stock cannot be on display .There a are couple of pavilions with a great selection of cars... More

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Helena, Alabama
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Our almost 3 year old grandson loves trains and all things related to wheels. We had a great morning visit and the weather was perfect. Lots of hands on displays and exhibits that let you get on and into the rolling stock on site. Worth your time and energy.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

TRAINS, TRAINS, and MORE TRAINS! One of the largest and best hands on museums with almost every type and age of railroad engine and lots of passenger and freight cars to explore. If you love trains, you won't be disappointed. Very well laid out. Just as enjoyable for the old rail fan, as well as the young kid. Everyone loves... More

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Robinson, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had a great experience. Transportation is the theme but the train yard was the highlight. Their collection is extensive and informative. We enjoyed the trolley ride and small train ride!

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State College, PA
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This museum is truly about Transportation - but we went to focus on the railroad items and it exceeded my expectations. Their collection is especially noteworthy and their volunteer docents were very helpful and accommodating as we explored the railyard from all angles. The interpretive signage was especially helpful... including the cab of their Big Boy steamer. It appears that... More

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Sand Springs, Oklahoma
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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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30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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