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Museum of Transportation

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Address: 3015 Barret Station Road, Saint Louis, MO 63122
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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So many awesome trains!

My son decided that he wanted to visit the Museum of Transportation while in St. Louis to celebrate his 6th birthday. While his mother was underwhelmed I was just as excited to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
nathan e
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Benton, Illinois
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Benton, Illinois
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85 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son decided that he wanted to visit the Museum of Transportation while in St. Louis to celebrate his 6th birthday. While his mother was underwhelmed I was just as excited to check out all the beautifully displayed steam engines, freight cars and passenger cars. There is even a WWII era plane and a retired Tug boat to enjoy. Love... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love coming here. There is so much to see including lots of trans and cars. They have some great older model cars on display, and any rail fan can easily spend the day here. There is a trolley and miniature train you can ride, too. There are a few indoor displays, but most of it is outside. Great place... More 

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Thank Christine G
Evansville, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our two young children today and were disappointed with experieince. Not a lot indoors or outdoors, honestly, and layout is spread out as well. Neat old cars and you do get to walk through an old train, but not worth more than an hour or so of time, which makes the price ($8 per adult and $5... More 

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Thank Tim P
Saint Louis, Missouri
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Museum of Transportation has exhibits for all of the transportation options (planes, trains, boats, cars, etc) but its main attraction is all of the train cars and locomotives at the museum. I have taken several train enthusiasts to the museum and they always plan on returning.

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1 Thank Don A
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This has to be one of the nation's finest transportation museum's. One can ride a trolley or a miniature railroad. The collection ranges from a large variety of railroad engines, cars, and related items to automobiles, planes, and watercraft. At Christmas the museum has a special displays of models railroads that is visually exciting to see and experience!

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Helotes, Texas
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98 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Had no idea this museum was so big! There is a lot of walking up paved paths to the trains. Wear comfortable shoes. Moms have your strollers ready. Easily accessible but plan a couple hours to see and enjoy the history. Many restored autos and train cars. Looks like a super destination for young kids. There were about a dozen... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Transportation area of emphasis is the large collection of trains. I have taken several friends to the museum who are train enthusiasts. They have positive comments on the large collection of both restored and as is locomotives and all types of train cars. There is also a good car collection.

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1 Thank Don A
Kila, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I was surprised at how much there is to see here. It was a little on the expensive side considering so many of the museums in St. Louis are free. There were plenty of things to climb on and in, and it kept our 6 and 8 yr old very entertained. I would recommend visiting if you live in St.... More 

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4 Thank thebohanans
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you had a model train as a kid and always dreamed of climbing aboard the "real thing", then this is the place for you! Not only do the have vintage locomotives for you to see, you can actually climb aboard and pretend to be the engineer! Ring the bell of the Union Pacific Big-Boy! Touch the tail-car of the... More 

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3 Thank Jeff C
Saint Peters, Missouri
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Great nostalgic time, very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Train tour guide Ron shared 50 years of knowledge about the trains. He had a wealth of knowledge about the history of the trains. There is a lot of walking, but you can take this tour at a leisurely pace and there are benches scattered throughout for resting. If you love antique,classic... More 

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