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North Carolina Transportation Museum

411 S. Salisbury Ave, US 70, Spencer, NC 28159
704-636-2889
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Spencer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Scenic Railroads, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Elliston, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We visited for the Polar Express and were beyond thrilled with the service we received. The staff went above and beyond to make sure this was a magical experience for children of all ages. My daughter kept asking all weekend if we could just go back!

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was an amazing experience! The staff were so helpful and friendly. Everyone was totally committed to making sure this Polar Express was enjoyed by everyone. The train ride is limited since it is inside the grounds of the museum but considering everything, that was a minor thing. Santa personally handed out the bells to each passenger. The chefs and... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

They said this was their first year of doing Polar Express, you would not have known it. It was a wonderful time. Every single staff member was friendly from beginning to end. Even the group of people in car#3 were so nice. No pushing or shoving and the adults moved out of the way to make room for the kids... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I visited the museum on a cool Saturday afternoon in November. After parking my car, I wasn't quite sure which way to go. There isn't much in the way of signage. I walked past the Polar Express and headed to the gift shop. I had to ask the cashier if there was an admission fee because there didn't seem to... More 

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West Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Cannot say enough about the Polar Express at the North Carolina Transportation Museum! Absolutely First Class presentation! Great for kids but even if you don't have kids, you will enjoy just the same! Great time and WILL DO AGAIN!

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This former Southern Railways facility is worth a stop anytime, but now until Spring 2015 is especially good. For the past 20 years, locomotive #611 has been on exhibit, not on excursion. Its last steam-powered trip was in 1994. Since then it has been housed at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke as a static display. With N.C. Transportation... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

If you are a "rail fan" or owned a model train set you will be amazed! I have been to the transportation museum 2 times and loved every minute of it! I have taken the Steam Engineer experience and got to "drive" a steam locomotive for an hour. You can ride the diesel train in the passenger cars or pay... More 

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This museum was great! We thought it was very interesting and worth the small entrance fee. Would go again

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We went on the 611 restoration tour and a train ride. Things were very spread out, so be prepared to walk. Eat lunch before you go, there are only snack machines in the gift shop.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you like transportation history, this is definitely a "go". Incredible train collection, really impressive car collection! Good way to spend 1/2 a day!

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