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Museum of Transportation

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Address: 3015 Barrett Station Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63122-3398
Phone Number: 314-615-8668
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Visit one of the largest and most diverse collections of transportation...

Visit one of the largest and most diverse collections of transportation vehicles in the world! Trace the history of American railroading, see antique cars and trucks, visit a towboat, and more.

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A great place for kids! Lots of walking, lots of rolling stock.

If you want to see the trains, and you come in from the north on Barrett Station Road, drive past the first 2 entrances and pull into the third driveway and park there. That is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Susan W
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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Georgetown, Texas
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the one of the best collection of automobiles and trains anywhere. A real blast from the past and a great place for the whole family. Bring your comfortable shoes and cameras.

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Midway, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So much to see! Allow plenty of time. Lots of trains. Nice car museum too, but the trains were the BEST!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I enjoyed the different museum exhibits at the Museum of Transportation. It is worth the stop to view ten decades of automobile history. All modes of transportation are visible and I felt like a teenager in the early 60s! We spent an hour here viewing the train yard and the streetcar loop.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want to see the trains, and you come in from the north on Barrett Station Road, drive past the first 2 entrances and pull into the third driveway and park there. That is where all the rolling stock is. If you have kids, then pull into the first drive. That's where the kids' rides are. There is a... More 

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Union, Missouri, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There are free places to visit in the St. Louis area but we tend to shy away from them as they are crowded with tourists and school trips. A quick tip is to check on groupon for tickets as you can get them discounted as well as sometimes get the extra things for free. As far as the Museum itself,... More 

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Thank Joseph R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Transportation Museum has an impressive collection of full size steam and diesel electric locomotives, rail cars and. sleeper cars. In addition, you can actually climb into several of the locomotives to actually see what it is like to operate one of these massive machines. In addition, there is an extensive car collection housed indoors as well as an indoor... More 

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Thank Todd B
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon leaving the Transportation Building full of history, a scale model train greets visitors & begs them to sit in open rail cars at the station. With the toot of the whistle, the small train clickitey-clacks down the tracks to give a comfortable ride around the property that brings the youngster out of the oldest on board. A short walk... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there in the 80's and took our grandson this time. It is much improved with more exhibits and activities. Our young grandson had a lot of fun seeing all of the exhibits. There is also a little train they power by cranking with their arms as well as a train that travels around the property. Insure you leave... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have two train obsessed autistic teens at our house, so this was amazing for them. It was a lot of walking as you are going through an actual train yard. Definitely more than two hours can be spent here! There is also an auto museum too.

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Atchison, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

This museum is a goldmine for anyone with even a passing interest in trains. They've got one of the only 25 "Big Boy" locomotives ever made; it's a 4-8-8-4 configuration and absolutely gargantuan. Apparently there's a train here where the world's record for a cribbage game was played... and so many other things to do. Great for families; count on... More 

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