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Virginia Museum of Transportation

303 Norfolk Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-3620
+1 540-342-5670
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Very enjoyable stop on our visit

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum. There was so much to see! From the vintage trains... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Leah L
Fascinating!

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this museum; from the vintage cars to the steam engine trains... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Holly D
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Antique automobiles and trucks, electric and deisel locomotives, and vintage steam, are all part of the nostalgic show at this historic freight station that doubles as a museum .
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old cars” (37 reviews)
“rolling stock” (24 reviews)
“model train” (19 reviews)
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303 Norfolk Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-3620
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+1 540-342-5670
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum. There was so much to see! From the vintage trains and cars, to the gift shop and museum, it was just a wonderful experience for all ages. So nice to see the evolution of the train and...More

Thank Leah L
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this museum; from the vintage cars to the steam engine trains, to the flight displays. Not only were the displays extremely appealing, but the written history was thorough and fascinating. Extensive artifacts. Just overall very impressive. The museum is...More

Thank Holly D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Home of the J-611 and the A-1218 might Roanoke steam locomotives. Be sure to check with the museum though about J-611's schedule as it sometimes visits other cities and may not be present. The museum allows you get up close and personal with these mighty...More

Thank Jackalcall
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My hubby was a Trans Manager years ago. The museum made him act like a younger version. There was quite a lot for him to reminisce about - it is not only trains, but cars, bus, motorcycle, tractor, and airplanes too. No Oscar Mayer Weiner...More

Thank Michele739
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the self tour. Planes, automotive & lots of train memorabilia. Learned some interesting facts. Worth the visit.

Thank Debisue7147
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice museum and friendly staff. Worth the time to see it. Gentleman at the admission booth was so welcoming - made us feel so comfortable. Museum is clean and informative. We enjoyed it.

1  Thank Debbie G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed this small to medium size museum. It's sited next to a rail track and has a good variety of trains on exhibit. You can walk through several cars and see the locomotive controls up close. We enjoyed the model train exhibits, particularly the...More

Thank areview28
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both kids and adults would enjoy a visit. A good number of locomotives and rail cars on show. Other aspects of transportation like aviation, a little on the weak side. Would suggest bring a picnic lunch to eat outside next to the railcar shed.

Thank NCtravellerDurhamNC
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

This museum offers everything from old cars to actual trains you can explore! My nephew who is 6 absolutely loved it, and I found it entertaining as an adult too. Admission is inexpensive and you can easily spend 3 hours exploring.

Thank Jesserlaw13
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

This place was a tiny little museum compared to what I'm used to but it was nice. I spent about two hours there but I do read every single plaque in museums. It's nice to come see this museum once, especially if you enjoy trains.

Thank Sue J
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DaisyG76
October 23, 2017|
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Response from Ron338C | Reviewed this property |
it is a WONDERFUL rainy day activity... lots to see inside and out and outside is mostly covered. love this place!
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Jack L
August 8, 2017|
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Response from Kate D | Reviewed this property |
My guess, I've never stopped to count them, is 20. There are a diverse variety of decades and styles, all beautifully kept or restored!
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Brandy K
December 29, 2016|
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Response from Amy N | Reviewed this property |
Like and hour and a half maybe two hours..
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