We love the Virginia Museum of Transportation. We are members. We joined because my two year old son loves trains. Our favorite part is the outdoor rail yard. Additionally, the museum borders a very active section of Norfolk Southern track so one can frequently see trains going by. Additionally, the museum works very hard to have special events that often include short train rides for a small ($2) fee. During these special events they have many hands on activities. Recently, they just opened the Wings over Virginia exhibit. During the opening, they had several men present who were highlighted in the exhibits. During the opening weekend, one could fly a glider simulator, get in another flight simulator and sit in an authentic fighter plane cockpit. My son's other favorite area is the large model train exhibit that runs constantly inside. Additionally, if you go upstairs you will be treated to a mind blowing circus model that is astounding in detail.
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