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North Carolina Transportation Museum

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Address: 411 S. Salisbury Ave, US 70, Spencer, NC 28159
Phone Number: 704-636-2889
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Not Just Trains!

My spouse is a train aficionado, so since we were going to nearby Salisbury to visit friends, we stopped at this museum for a couple hours. There are several large buildings that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Greenville, North Carolina
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Greenville, North Carolina
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My spouse is a train aficionado, so since we were going to nearby Salisbury to visit friends, we stopped at this museum for a couple hours. There are several large buildings that have been converted into exhibit structures. We liked the bicycle exhibits, my spouse loved the train engines, but I especially loved the century-old automobiles. There is a nice... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great family day. Kids loved seeing the trains - all types of trains. Standing on the roundhouse rails while it turns is interesting for kids too. The old, classic cars - love them. Just a great visit, interesting and tandems well on the same day as a visit to the Raptor Center in Huntersville.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Absolutely love this place! Yes, I am a Steam Locomotive fan, always have been, and if you are too, then this is the place. The museum is on the grounds of the former Southern Railroads steam locomotive service facility, and it just beckons to those of us who love that stuff. Go to learn about what it took to keep... More 

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Tunis, Tunisia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a fun museum with restored trains from various eras. They have restored hospital and Mail cars from WWI and II, so fancy cars and several general passenger train cars. You can go into an old caboose and see the round house and turnstile that would turn the engines and cars. You can also take a 30 minute ride... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is not an amusement park but a museum with a short train ride around the property and you can also ride the turn table! We took our 14 year old niece and all 3 of us found the museum to be interesting and fun to visit. I do recommend going when its not so hot as it is a... More 

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North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We visited the museum on Friday. We left disappointed in our visit. They make you pay for a museum pass in order to ride the train. There was not to the museum. We paid $32 for a short train ride. On the train you basically go forward on the track and then backwards on the same track, maybe a 20... More 

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Jefferson City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lots of buildings with lots of interesting history! Some places were not air conditioned and made for uncomfortable viewing, but many interesting sites. Very worth going to. The train ride was some what boring. Many photo ops with historical transportation vehicles. Fun and worth going to.

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High Point, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great place to visit. Full of history and interesting things to see. I really like the way they bring in different types of travel and history!

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Stuart, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We spent Father's Day here. It is a great place. Our family is big train fans, although they had many more modes of transportation to enjoy. Lots of history. Wish we would have brought a picnic lunch for the picnic shelter there near the entrance area. go when temps are not above 90 unless you can take the heat. would... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I came this weekend to watch 611 leave, but I had toured the museum a few years ago, and it is one of the better transportation musems I have been to over the years. The admission price is very reasonable, and there are plenty of things to see. I'm sure I'll be back again some day.

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