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Virginia Museum of Transportation

303 Norfolk Avenue, Roanoke, VA
540-342-5670
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Ranked #4 of 28 Attractions in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Getting married
Owner description: Antique automobiles and trucks, electric and deisel locomotives, and vintage steam, are all part of the nostalgic show at this historic freight... more » Owner description: Antique automobiles and trucks, electric and deisel locomotives, and vintage steam, are all part of the nostalgic show at this historic freight station that doubles as a museum . « less
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Great museum in the heart of the town was good for the kids the tour was great I wish they had more to interact

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
31 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great spot to bring llittle ones who are fascinated with trains, planes, and automobiles. They have a model railroad operated by the local model railroad group, a full-sized Norfolk Southern locomotive, a plane fusilage, old cars, and you name it transportation-wise. Very nice people are everywhere to help you.

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Hounslow
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great time there enjoyed the talks with the guides over steam Also your ticket gives you free parking all day So you can break up your visit by walking to the town just a short walk away just follow the signs

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Hudson, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Stopped at this museum mainly because of the reviews read on Trip Advisor and the fact that we were traveling thru this area. We enjoyed the visit so much---building and setting perfect for displaying the various collections, autos, trains, buses etc. Everything was well presented, easy to see, read and understand. Volunteers were friendly and helpful----movie about the last steam... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had a great time looking at all the different types of transportation through the years. This is a museum for all ages to enjoy. There are activities for children throughout the museum. One of our favorite things was looking at the model trains. Then there are the big trains that you can look at as well. I hope they... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Its a great place...very detailed with every bit info & exbits theres available in transportation..even the traveling circus up stairs....its very well worth time to go...

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Hillsboro, Kentucky, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wonderful museum with lots of history about trains. Numerous retired trains on display. A must see for kids that like trains!

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Knoxville, TN
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This museum houses a wonderful collection of cars, planes, and trains. It is located in downtown Roanoke within easy walking distance of other attractions and many dining establishments. The museum has a HUGE working model railroad exhibit and is fun for youngsters and older folks as well.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you love trains, this is the place to visit. There are trains from the 1800's through the 1970's. As it is next to an active rail line you can expect to see current trains going back and forth. It is also near the NS Repair Facility.

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Cave Spring, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Both indoor and outdoor exhibits, and they let you explore on your own (nice to move at your own pace).

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