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North Carolina Transportation Museum

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Address: 411 S. Salisbury Ave, US 70, Spencer, NC 28159
Phone Number: 704-636-2889
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Family enjoyed seeing the old trains and hearing about the history of the town. It is worth visiting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2016
Karen J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here Friday and it was Amazing! Loved it here. So many interesting things. The train ride was nice. In the Roundhouse, you can watch a short 15 minute video about the history of the place. Worth the watch! It really makes the experience so much better!

Thank Dia375thatstheo
Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi. This is a great place. They have a train you can ride. They have one of those round things that turns the engines around and it is used just to show you. Thy have an inside and outside museum too. Plan to append 2-4 hours.

Thank alanh45953
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like trains and I have been coming here for years and years since I have worked extensively in this part of the State. My latest visit was more for my grandson's benefit since he wants to come visit Thomas the Tank Engine during it's next visit. I enjoy all the exhibits and all the rolling stock at the yard.

Thank Frank d
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The building and the displays are top notch. And when I found out it is all volunteer it is even more amazing. So much history preserved right there. And when a few of those huge steam locomotives fired up...WOW! A Must See for train buffs and history buffs!

Thank Charles S
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Enjoyed the fire truck gathering as well as the bonus in seeing the N&W 611. The displays are great and a short trip on a Southern engine is available. The rolling stock is nice as well.

Thank Pam L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Many great exhibits and trains to see. Nice well stocked gift shop with snacks. Very good short video which tells the history of the town and railroad.

Thank Ruth-tn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Family enjoyed seeing the old trains and hearing about the history of the town. It is worth visiting.

Thank Karen J
Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Well this visit was money well spent. This museum stretches over many acres and is clean & well maintained. The bicycle display is WOW. The auto portion is WOW. And when you enter the round-house...WOW! So much history. And so many knowledgeable folks on staff on standby to welcome any questions. The Cheerwine slushies available in the gift shop were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Lots of history here, a lot of displays. My little ones got a little bored with that part of it, and we adults enjoyed that more, but overall the kids had a great time. We enjoyed the train ride. I love all the events offered throughout the year.

Thank Helysa
Denver, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We took our 3 year old grandson and his 37 year old dad - they loved it as much as we did. Sprawling out across many acres, lots to see. Really liked the unique collection of old cars, loved all the workshop areas with rail cars under repair. Great exhibits, good gift shop. Great volunteer staff. Rode the 100ft turn-style... More 

Thank Pat O

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