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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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Very fun place to visit!

We went over a year ago to the MOT and ended up purchasing a season pass. The trains ARE SO FUN to look at and they even have some you can go inside. Take a short ride on the BIG... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Manchester, Missouri
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

They have the best collection of Locomotives anywhere and their restorations are amazing... plus all the other displays of transportation from cars to Motels... what a great place. They also have lots of festivals and special events... like the All Chevy Show in Sept each year... and lots of other automobile clubs too!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went over a year ago to the MOT and ended up purchasing a season pass. The trains ARE SO FUN to look at and they even have some you can go inside. Take a short ride on the BIG or SMALL train, both are fun. This is a must for train enthusiasts. They also have a REALLY NEAT car... More 

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Thank cctrue3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This little known Museum of Transportation has items and real transportation vehicles that form our country, it is a must see for the person who visits Saint Louis!

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Thank Jon S
Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good for kids. Large train selection, some cars. Far less on all other modes of transportation. Has a couple of unique cars, but not for someone who wants to see a lot of cars.

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Thank Bruce S
Highland, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for field trips. I would recommend signing up for the classes. They are designed to be age appropriate, educational, and every time I've gone, there is a hands-on project.

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

My husband and sister in laws fiancé love history so both of then really enjoyed this. Look into the locomotive system and evolution of trans were exciting. I really enjoyed the antique cars. Due to the heat and the amount of walking between exhibits, (we are were not feeling well) we were not able to see the airplanes.

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St. Louis
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in the area and have been to the museum multiple times. Kids really love being able to climb up on several of the trains on display. They also have a small auto museum onsite as well. Plan on spending a few hours exploring everything. There is free parking.

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Thank Rhodes1104
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the many trains and hands on experience. Disappointed the trains were not running the day we were there. Found a near by geo cache so over all good day.

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Thank Kristine P
Monroe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This requires quite a bit of walking, and perhaps a trolley or golf cart would help some people get around a little better. We were given a private tour by a gentlemen that allowed us to enter a locked locomotive and walk though the train experiencing days of yesteryear. The little train that one rides on helped cool us off... More 

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Thank Roberta K
Jefferson City, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful adventure for the whole family and for all ages. Trains, Planes and Automobiles even a Boat!!

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