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The National Museum of Transportation

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Definitely worthy of a long afternoon visit. Tremendous collection of of genuine machines. Just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
Awesome Collection

Took my grandson for a great day. Car and train collection is really interesting. Had fun with him... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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, tour train cars, visit a trolley and a towboat, and more.
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2933 Barrett Station Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63122-3301
+1 314-965-6212
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worthy of a long afternoon visit. Tremendous collection of of genuine machines. Just avoid going when it's super hot out.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ehsteinert
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my grandson for a great day. Car and train collection is really interesting. Had fun with him being amazed and excited at every turn.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tom B
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing treasurer! This museum really has an amazing collection of rolling stock and locomotives. My adult son and I spent a couple hours outside on a very cold day just learning more about the different railroad cars and engines in the collection. And,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FREEquentFlyer66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was impressed with the number of locomotives that were on display. Several of the locomotives, cabooses you can go inside of. Very cool old cars from the early 20th century. Nice model train display

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jwilson0907
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum is very good. Everything is clean, the staff is very helpful and the exhibits are great. The first building contains a lot of models and information about transportation. There is a large yard with over 70 locomotives and other train memorabilia of different...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 19, 2018

We were very impressed with this museum. We took the grandkids and they had a wonderful time exploring the cars and trains. It was such a fun time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1991KEB
Reviewed December 13, 2018

We took our 23 month old grandson for a trip and he loved it- especially the toy train display and the train ride! All of us really enjoyed the car museum and the train ride!! The family membership is a great deal- we will be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

This is something that everyone should see for the holidays. The model railroad exhibits are massive and so well done. Also, a nice gift shop is at hand, too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lorin G
Reviewed November 24, 2018

I took my train enthusiast son to the museum while visiting St Louis for Thanksgiving. They have such a great display of train history. He was in heaven.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jeremyb257
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

We brought our three year old for the first time and what a nice time we had. So much to see. He loved watching the indoor train display and climbing on the outdoor trains. Climbing on the ship and seeing the large plane was neat...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cjm874
Renee H, Front Office Manager at The National Museum of Transportation, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your afternoon. We'd be delighted to have you visit again in the spring. If you you and your three-year old would like to ride the train sooner, we will have mini train and the trolley running (weather permitting, of...More

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August 12, 2018|
Response from Window125 | Reviewed this property |
There is a picnic area outside. They did not appear to be strict about food as they only have a cafe that is really a snack bar.
July 12, 2018|
Response from Renee H | Property representative |
Since Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are our busiest days, we recommend weekdays. Of those, Thursday is generally the least crowded. Creation Station is popular, so come early if you have a preschooler to make sure you get a... More
July 9, 2018|
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Response from Renee H | Property representative |
Yes. Please enter at our north entrance close to the elevated Air Force jet. Use Old Doughtery Ferry Road to enter there. Our Lot 1 and Lot 2 entrances from Barrett Station Road are too narrow, so we immensely appreciate... More