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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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Nice little place to visit.

Quaint little museum to visit if you like trains and old cars. There is a little train you can ride (free) and lots of old train cars you can walk through/look into. Great way to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Whitehouse, Ohio
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Whitehouse, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Quaint little museum to visit if you like trains and old cars. There is a little train you can ride (free) and lots of old train cars you can walk through/look into. Great way to spend an afternoon. The place closes at 4 so make sure you plan ahead and leave an hour or two to tour the place. It... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went here with my extended family. I hadn't been here in probably 20 years, and it was nice seeing all the new exhibits. They have the quarter scale train running for a nice overview tour. All the trails are asphalt now and pretty well every thing is accessible to all that are up for the walk. We even got them... More 

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Southern Illinois/St. Louis area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great place for fans of trains. My husband and son can spend hours here. My daughter and I are good with one visit. We've been there multiple times so we dropped the boys off and we went to Laurmier (sp?) Sculpture Park. Everyone was happy!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The museum itself is amazing and a great place to visit. However, I have never been treated so meanly by anyone as I was treated there. I bought two tickets for my two children to play in the "creation station." I didn't buy a ticket for myself because I was not aware that it was necessary. When I tried to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went to visit with our family and the manager on duty was very rude and has terrible customer service. Do not expect to have friendly people waiting on you here. I think it's time for her to retire. A lady bought tickets for her and her daughter and then her friend showed up 5 minutes later and she told... More 

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

I had been to this museum many years ago, and the improvements made are astounding. What began as a collection assembled and maintained by a group of railroad enthusiasts struggling to keep everything in displayable condition is in the process of becoming a first class transportation museum. The number and variety of steam locomotives is amazing, and now that they... More 

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New Haven, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our children enjoyed checking out all of the different pieces of transportation equipment. They were able to climb into a number of trains and see how they looked in the engine compartments. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly and made sure we had all our questions answered.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

They have so much rail equipment! The collection ranges from a Big Boy to the second "secret" Daylight engine. Ride the C.P. Huntington train around the parking lot and see the Aerotrain! This museum is filled with rare and unusual railroad equipment. A must for any railfan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If your kid loves trains, this is the place to go. You are able to go through real trains and see what the different cars are like. There are a few other things to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My son is obsessed with trains and he was not disappointed. He loved walking around looking at all of the trains, riding the train, and playing in the creation room. We will do this again!!

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Address: 3015 Barret Station Road, Saint Louis, MO 63122
Phone Number: 314-615-8668
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis

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