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“Wish we could have stayed longer!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Virginia Museum of Transportation

Virginia Museum of Transportation
303 Norfolk Avenue, Roanoke, VA
540-342-5670
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Ranked #2 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Type: Specialty Museums
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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 .
Austin, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Wish we could have stayed longer!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Planned a brief visit while driving through Roanoke but all agreed we would like more time to see everything in the collection!

Visited January 2014
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Roanoke, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Worth the Trip!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I'll admit, upon first entering the museum I was skeptical, but I came out very pleased with my time spent! They have some terrific rooms and stories from automobiles to bus to flight history in western Virginia. But the stand-out display is the outdoor area where there are MANY original and greatly historical trains you are allowed to walk through and explore! We had the pleasure of stumbling upon a gentleman who worked for the museum who gave an impromptu tour of the trains and cars for those who wished to listen. He did a terrific job and you can tell by his excitement that his knowledge and passion for trains were genuine and life-long. If you are looking for a Roanoke attraction that will cover 1-2 hours, this is your go-to museum, especially for anyone who loves planes, trains, and automobiles!

Visited August 2013
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Sebring, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great experiences”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We visited the Transportation Museum in October this past year based on a friend's recommendation. What a pleasant surprise!! This Museum featured railroad rolling stock including passenger cars, many diesel engines and particularly the N&W famous steam engine. Having been a conductor on the B&O RR I was most impressed and pleased with the displays. My wife was overjoyed in that this became a hands-on learning experience featuring equipment she had only seen in passing or had previously read about. The museum has other display including antique cars, airplanes, model of a complete circus, along with folks of experience to tell the story and respond to inquiries. What a great presentation which deserves our attention.

Visited October 2013
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Virginia
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11 attraction reviews
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“Especially nice for train lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Virginia Museum of Transportation does a wonderful job with historic preservation of train memorabilia. They have something for young and old alike. It is also a nice venue for a party.

Visited April 2013
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Roanoke, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Unusual museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

All modes of transportation are present here, massive trains including the streamline # 611 steam and the rugged freight stem engine # 1218. Well maintained and worth your time. combination ticket with O. Link museum also.

Visited November 2013
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