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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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Get inside the trains

They let you inside the cab of the Big Boy steam engine, the diesel switcher and a variety of other railroad cars. 3 sheds of trains plus a couple uncovered sets of equipment... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

They let you inside the cab of the Big Boy steam engine, the diesel switcher and a variety of other railroad cars. 3 sheds of trains plus a couple uncovered sets of equipment. Come early so the kids will not have long waits for the hand pumped engines on a track, a small scale train to take everyone on a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I visited with my teenage children last weekend and, like another reviewer mentioned, they started closing exhibits and putting away things an hour before closing. Next time I will visit in the morning to make sure I don't miss out on the trolley ride or the chance to look inside all the restored trains. Anyone who loves trains and cars... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Currently there is a Groupon for this museum, so if you plan on going, check it out! I went here on Saturday June 27th with a group of other ladies (expecting mothers and children age 0-3). The children loved it! Especially the miniature train ride (we went twice) and the trains outside (where you were allowed to go in and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Being train supporters, my husband bought a membership our last time there half a year ago. We are from out of town but thought we could make use of the pass at least once. We couldn't bring our grandson (it was a weekday but I think policies are the same any day) until after his morning preschool because he has... More 

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Sumter, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

On a cross country road trip with two young kids, we are usually desperate for any excuse to get out of the car. We expected a drive by type of museum but were pleasantly surprised with all they had to offer!! We only had an hour but could have spent an entire day! Worth the time if you are traveling... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

They have trains, trains, cars, and more trains. There is a nice gift shop, a very reasonable price (groupon available), and knowledgeable experts. Make sure you go through the tour of the old fancy cars that are complete and restored. Great for kids of all ages.

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Schaumburg, Illlinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Although the museum may be a few miles off the main drag, it is certainly worth the visit. It's truly a "step back in time" located in a very quiet place. After going through the welcoming center, a brief walk, somewhat uphill, will take you to the static and working displays of locomotives, passenger rail cars, street cars and a... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Wonderful historical and informational exhibits of air, trains and autos. Spread out over several acres, lots of examples in great condition, a mini-train for adults and kids alike to ride, plus a small gift shop and snack bar area. This museum took 3-4 hours to really see everything at a leisurely pace. However, BEWARE if you are driving a larger... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I had the privilege of attending an after hours photo shoot at the museum and was loving the collection of historical pieces devoted to transportation. Actual pieces that worked on highways, rail, air and water. Things that made America great. These pieces are an actual work in progress as the museum tries to maintain this equipment. Some of the equipment... More 

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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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