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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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Extensive collection!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Amanda F
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Iowa
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Edwardsville, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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
35 helpful votes 35 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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St. Louis Metro
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This was our first time back to visit the Museum of Transportation in seven years. The new building, with the seasonal holiday trains, was very nice. The outside mini-train was not running due to the time of the year, but the grounds were open for us to stroll. Our favorite building houses the collector cars. You can tell the docents... More 

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St Louis
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108 reviews 108 reviews
35 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I grew up near this attraction and had a grandfather who was a locomotive mechanic. He loved to come to Kirkwood and take us to the museum and would explain how steam locomotives worked and how he maintained and repaired them. I'm reminded of him each time I go and although the museum is much larger than it was in... More 

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Decatur, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Santa was going to be at the Museum from noon until 2. We arrived at the museum at 11:30 am and purchased tickets, but the Creation Station (a room full of toy trains, etc. for children) was sold out for noon. We were not sure how long it would take us to view the exhibits, so we thought 12:45 was... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been going here since a kid. Started out as a private collection, even have an uncle that work for the original owners when he was a kid when the collection was in it infancy. Threw out the years they have been improving the storage of the trains and trying to preserve these lost machines. These engines where abandoned... More 

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