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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Jefferson City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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 138 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 42 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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Monroe, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about North Carolina Transportation Museum

Address: 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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