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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Very well done museum

We made a special trip to see to see the 611 engine before she was returned to the Virginia Transportation Museum and it was certainly worth the trip. This museum is very well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Roanoke, VA
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Roanoke, VA
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248 reviews 248 reviews
84 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We made a special trip to see to see the 611 engine before she was returned to the Virginia Transportation Museum and it was certainly worth the trip. This museum is very well done and is very educational. There are also special event throughout the year and the pricing is a bargain. We found the staff to be exceptional as... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Called in here on our way to Charlotte, over from the UK on holiday so as my husband like trains it was ideal. We did not realise it was a special day launching the 611, so that was a plus. The site is huge lots going on so really worth the visit.

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Monroe, NC
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127 reviews 127 reviews
9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

First time visit made me wonder why I hadn't visited before as it is only a little over an hour away. Great exhibits from vintage trains and automobiles to history of NC's aviation history. Fantastic place to bring kids with lots of activities for them. The only complaint I have is the entrance was not well marked. We went in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is a nice train museum and they put on special events well. Plenty of parking and reasonably priced. Above average train museum/transportation museum. There is nothing else around. If you are hungry, there is a BBQ place a mile away and it is cheap and good. Really good gift shop.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

After my first visit almost two years ago, I love this place! They always have something going on here. National Train Day has been fantastic as well as the big event last year STREAMLINERS AT SPENCER. Unbelievable trains from the 50's and 60's The gift shop has tons of cool things. Trains rides around the property and turntable rides. The... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We have visited the NCTM many times and always enjoy visiting. The displays and items are rotated at times so that you may not see the same thing with each visit. There is always something interesting to see. This trip there was a Motorcycle show of older bikes, the 611 is still there being restored and Norfolk Southern had an... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Whether you are young or old this place will bring back memories or make new ones. Begin in the Roundhouse where you are dwarfed by massive steam and diesel locomotives... Cabooses.... A full size replica of the Orville's biplane he first flew at Kitty Hawk.... And all kinds of airline memorabilia... From there move to an adjoining building to see... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If you are a train lover, you will LOVE this site, but be prepared to walk! Other modes of transportation are also highlighted, but mostly this place is about trains and their history.

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Lexington, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The North Carolina Transportation Museum is a gem. We have visited many times over the past 14 years. Every year they add more trains and transportation related items. They host "A day out with Thomas" weekend each year as well. The museum has done an outstanding job of maintaining the authenticity of the old depot and train yard. My 84... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The kids kept saying they wanted to ride a train, so we drove 45 min from Charlotte to Spencer. The conductor was very nice. The train ride was 25 min but it seemed like 10 min. It was over too soon. It was raining so we had to walk from one building to the next to see the attractions. The... More 

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