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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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Trains and more trains.

I purchased tickets through Groupon and was delighted by the sheer size and numbers of restored engines, passenger, and utility cars. There are even more waiting for their time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I purchased tickets through Groupon and was delighted by the sheer size and numbers of restored engines, passenger, and utility cars. There are even more waiting for their time to shine again. If you are looking for planes and boats you may not be as interested but they have a variety of vehicles fully restored and displays throughout. All in... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

You don't really appreciate the size of a train engine until you're standing right next to one. The museum has a very large collection of train engines and cars. Most are just for viewing but there are a few that you can walk through or climb up into the cab and ring the bell. Ask for a tour of the... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very fun place to go with the family or alone. Lots of history and information to entertain for hours.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you love trains, planes & autos this is the place for you! This is truly a hidden gem in St. Louis. It's a great place for kids - they have a Creation Station where kids 5 & under can play (additional fee for a one hour play time), there's a miniature train you can ride unlimited rides (additional fee),... More 

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Whitehouse, Ohio
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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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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