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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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1:00 pm - 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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Fun for train lovers

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Tunis, Tunisia
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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5 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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baltimore md
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Just back to NC transportation. Museum for another great visit Worth the drive from Baltimore Md I was in for full day with 611 steam engine on May 28 The staff really very nice and this is a place that NC should promote There is something for everyone there and it will bring back memory of good times or it... More 

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Roanoke, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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Additional Information about North Carolina Transportation Museum

Address: 411 S. Salisbury Ave, US 70, Spencer, NC 28159
Phone Number: 704-636-2889
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Spencer
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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