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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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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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Nice museum

Really enjoyed this museum. All transportation represented. Lots of restored trains. Good information at each exhibit. Neat old cars/trucks. Ogauge model train exhibit well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed this museum. All transportation represented. Lots of restored trains. Good information at each exhibit. Neat old cars/trucks. Ogauge model train exhibit well done.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The museum is rich in historic forms of transportation. The train yard was my favorite part, while my family members enjoyed the cars more. The locomotives from different eras were great to see and provoked thoughts and conversations. The bell and train horn interactives allowed my kids to have some fun with their mother.

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Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Enjoy a couple of hours viewing old cars, aviation history, and get up close and inside trains. The circus diarama upstairs was fascinating.

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Novi, Michigan
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It was just okay. The museum was small. My boys aged 5 and 9 had a good time, especially since there is a running model train set. I am used to much bigger, more interactive transportation museums. I was bored and found it to be a waste of time, but as I said, my boys enjoyed it, so it wasn't... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had a planned overnight stay in Roanoke, and looked for things to do. My wife found this museum which we visited late in the afternoon. What a cool collection of Trains, Autos, and Planes. They have several real trains/engines outside on the spur rail line and the "611" is their highlight which is a restored and working steam engine... More 

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Shenandoah Valley, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This little grassroots museum covers all modes of transportation if you have the time to take a good look around--at least an hour or two--even buses, taxis, as well as the standard planes, trains, and automobiles! While it doesn't have a roundhouse like Baltimore, it has a large number of train cars parked on the tracks right outside the door.... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We took our nephew to the museum and were constantly amazed at the new aviation exhibits. Great idea for out of town guests.

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Singer Island, Florida
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great museum with real trains and cabooses, old cars, busses, airplanes, rockets! Every kind of transportation! Right in the middle of downtown Roanoke. Four adults went and had a wonderful morning. Arrived about 11:00 with lots of kids but quieted down around lunch time so that is a great time to enjoy the exhibits.

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Christiansburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Visited with friends from out of town and we all had a great time touring the facility! Great family place too.

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Check, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

A great place to visit. Always something new to see and admire. Clean, well lit and well displayed. From actual Norfolk & Western Railroad steam engines and other railway artifacts to any other Mode of travel.

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