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Champlain Valley Transportation Museum

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Address: 12 Museum Way, Plattsburgh, NY 12901-3
Phone Number: (518) 566-7575
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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What a lovely surprise

Don't be fooled by the crappy looking building and the overgrown parking lot. This was a treat! A great guide--friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely enjoying his work--plus a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Plattsburgh, New York
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Plattsburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't be fooled by the crappy looking building and the overgrown parking lot. This was a treat! A great guide--friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely enjoying his work--plus a terrific collection of vehicles. Don't look for modern stuff, but this place will take you back to the 'old days' and the beauty of machines.

Thank juliaoh1962
Plattsburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not a huge car enthusiast but went because other people in my group wanted to. I was happily surprised at what I saw and learned. Dick Soper, our tour guide was simply amazing and made history come alive. He is a treasure!

Thank shameockwave
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We meet Richard and had a personal tour of the buildings with great information and stories. The history of transportation and the inventors is fascinating. There are so many to look at. Reasons for each design are explained. There is a collection of Hot Wheels, for the younger ones to look at, steel models, for the young at heart and... More 

2 Thank Pam B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great classics to view. Feels mostly like walking through someone's personal collection and hobby. Garage like quality.

Thank Mary Lou R
Belleville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived we were greeted by a woman who told us a tour had already started but that we could join it and then continue to the end and then go round again to the point we started. We hadn't realised it was a tour but did it anyway as it was only $7 each. She took us to... More 

Thank trvlloop
Plattsburgh, NY USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

So many old cars and trucks to see. All pristine! Bring your mom, dad, and grandparents. Everyone will learn something about the olden days!

1 Thank Speechee090
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Honestly I didn't expect a lot, especially when it was not easy to find in a nondescript set of Army surplus buildings with minimal visible evidence it has even changed hands when viewed from the road. But inside there's a varied collection ranging from tricycles to electric trains. A car lover myself, I enjoyed a great collection of cars divided... More 

Thank Jim R
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A fantastic gem hidden in some non-descript buildings on the grounds of the old Plattsburgh Air Force Base. The community has moved a few museums and the local historical society into a nice little complex in the old buildings. For a mere $5, I was treated to a two-hour intensive tour with a fantastic guide, for whom I was the... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Champlain Valley Transportation Museum is a hidden gem tucked into the remains of an old Air Force base. Travelers should not let the frayed appearance of these buildings send them back to the Northway (I-87), because they would then miss out on a terrific collection of beautifully restored antique cars, bicycles, and other objects related to transportation. Along with... More 

Thank Lynn H
Queensbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you are an antique car collector or a vintage automobile gearhead here's a place that you must stop and see. This museum has a car collection that includes the usual mix of old Fords ( Model A and T) and then some unusual ones including a Kissell, two Loziers and even an REO Speedwagon. A couple of Pages and... More 

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