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North Carolina Transportation Museum

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411 S. Salisbury Ave, US 70, Spencer, NC 28159
+1 704-636-2889
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Nice historical place!

We went here Friday and it was Amazing! Loved it here. So many interesting things. The train ride... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2016
If you like trains this for you

Hi. This is a great place. They have a train you can ride. They have one of those round things that... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2016
Henderson, Nevada
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  • Average9%
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“train ride” (80 reviews)
“gift shop” (29 reviews)
“antique cars” (9 reviews)
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411 S. Salisbury Ave, US 70, Spencer, NC 28159
+1 704-636-2889
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Reviewed July 16, 2016

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...More

Thank A G
Reviewed July 15, 2016 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...More

Thank alanh45953
Reviewed July 9, 2016

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...More

Thank Frank d
Reviewed June 21, 2016

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...More

Thank Charles S
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
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
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
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...More

Thank FishingJunkie
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...More

Thank Helysa
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...More

Thank Pat O
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April 19, 2017|
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Response from Dave V | Reviewed this property |
411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer, NC 28159 is the address I used on my GPS.
September 1, 2016|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
The admission price depends on whether or not one wants to do the train ride. If I remember correctly, admission without the train ride is 6 dollars and admission with the train ride is 12 dollars. I expect there are... More
March 28, 2015|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
There are restrooms at the train station. The ride is only about 1/2 hour or so. It backs up fro the trainstation for just a few minutes, then switches and goes forward. It goes down the entire track for about 10 minutes... More