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Virginia Museum of Transportation

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Address: 303 Norfolk Avenue, Roanoke, VA
Phone Number: 540-342-5670
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Getting married
Description: Antique automobiles and trucks, electric and deisel locomotives, and...
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 .
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Train Lovers Delight

Full disclosure first: I am a person who sends out train themed Christmas cards. This museum was a delight. Trains, trains and more trains. It was the best afternoon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Kenai, Alaska
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Kenai, Alaska
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Full disclosure first: I am a person who sends out train themed Christmas cards. This museum was a delight. Trains, trains and more trains. It was the best afternoon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A lot of great history, very informative and educational. Took our children to visit when young, have been back several times since.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fun place to visit with kids or just adults. There is a lot to see and things to bring out the kid in you. We loved the trains and being able to get in the engines and other cars to see what train travel was like. The staff is very helpful and worth the visit.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

the two year old could have spent the day watching the O-Gauge Model Train Layout it was so complex and well made- but for Grandpa the auto collection was interesting with several links to the town and state- same with the outside collection of trains and the aviation history of VA section- lots of stuff to see for a small... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A great place to take kids and share some history with them. Our grandson was in awe of the size of the locomotives. It was amazing to get so close to the trains and cars. Would have been even better to be able to get inside some of the old trains.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting collection of trains, planes and automobiles. Heavy focus on trains. Great collection of antique cars. Decent history of buses.

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Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Devoted mainly to railroads with an outstanding collection of locomotives. Also has excellent collections for buses and automobiles.

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Little Rock
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The museum is a great addition to the Roanoke area. It's well done and will please all the train buffs in your family from age 5 to 105.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My kids (5 yrs & 20 mos) loved their recent visit! Please keep that train puzzle around. My son looks for it every visit. The gift shop is gorgeous too!

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Bay Village, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

They had a nice display of old steam engines, rail cars, autos, and planes. Only thing was you could not look inside the engines or cars. They had a nice model train layout but was on a timer and I never did get to see it in operation. All in all it was still interesting to visit

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Additional Information about Virginia Museum of Transportation

Address: Address: 303 Norfolk Avenue, Roanoke, VA
Phone Number: 540-342-5670
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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