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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 148 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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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Today we had a thrilling time at the Museum of transportation, riding the mini-train, climbing in an out of the train exhibits and learning about the history of our railroads. Our son had a blast ringing the many train bells. Thank you for the many volunteers who make this exhibit 126+ acres the wonder that it is.

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Eldridge, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went on a Sunday and spent a total of about 5 hours. We used a Groupon which saved us about 50% off the normal admission price. There is a lot of history here which made this a fun outing for all of the family. I will say that there is a lot of train related displays, maybe go so... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

A little disappointed that more train cars were not open to the public to walk through. Since we were in St Louis we went. Wouldn't go back again. The trolley car was shutting down around 2:30 the day we were there so we didn't get to ride.

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st louis mo
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150 reviews 150 reviews
59 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I've always been partial to this place, growing up pretty much right next door. As a girl, I've spent many weekends with my parents and older relatives just walking and playing on the old trains. Always been one to use my imagination, I used to pretend that I was in an old movie, riding those old trains into the moonlit... More

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