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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
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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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We're really glad that we stopped in at the Transportation Museum. We went to see the 611,not knowing that they had the classic car display (plus displays dedicated to aircraft... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Ridgeway, Virginia
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Ridgeway, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We're really glad that we stopped in at the Transportation Museum. We went to see the 611,not knowing that they had the classic car display (plus displays dedicated to aircraft and a great model train set up). The kids were excited to see a DeLorean on exhibit. Being huge "Back to the Future" fans, they had a blast looking at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I had a question about a piece in the museum collection. None of the people I have tried to contact will return a call.

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Blackstone, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

In anticipation of the return of Engine 611 to Roanoke we purchased tickets for the Roanoke to Radford excursion on July 4 in the Dome car. There were 19 passenger cars on this excursion, and we were in car 18. And, the only true complaint I have is that the process for waiting in line was not very efficient. We... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Everything great if you are into locomotives. Right in the heart of downtown and there is a 'history' path that you can walk along the train tracks outside the VA Museum of Transportation. The bridges are situated where you have a clear view of the tracks and see trains coming in from both directions. Great gift shop too!

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

There are three steam locomotives which are must see icons of the last of the steam era especially the "611" built in 1950 and out of service by 1959 when diesel-electric swept the railways locomotive landscape. Check out #2156 a 2-8-8-2 monster, #1218 another compound 2-6-6-4 and #611 a passenger express 4-8-4 locomotive of the latest steam design at the... More 

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Apex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were privileged to see the 611 Steam Locomotive in action while visiting. This place has something for everyone: trains, planes, automobiles, boats, carriages, and even mine carts. Parking is a little weird outside the building; there are a number of free spaces along the side of the building, but the bulk of the spaces are part of a pay... More 

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Buchanan, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The museum has trains and so much more. There are models, displays, information, etc about many modes of transpotation. Great place to take your family and explore.

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Hattiesburg, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The museum, located in a converted N&W freight station alongside current Norfolk Southern mainline tracks, is an attraction the whole family can enjoy.(Note: Almost the entire property is handicap accessible). Among the exhibits are included rail, air, and automobile collections. In addition, a couple of scale model railroad layouts add an element of interest. The exhibits, clearly, emphasize the rail... More 

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myrtle beach sc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great to see the railroad history of the area and many of the exhibits are free. Cutting edge design for its time.

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Jasper
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Transportation Museum is wonderful for young and old alike. While there are many interesting items inside, the best is outdoor - the actual locomotives and train cars. Wish we could have seen inside some of the engines. None the less, it is a great place to visit for a few hours.

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Additional Information about Virginia Museum of Transportation

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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