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Virginia Museum of Transportation

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Address: 303 Norfolk Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-3620
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Antique automobiles and trucks, electric and deisel locomotives, and...

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 .

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very informative...

Didnt know what to expect.I was pleasantly surprised...so much history in Roanoke....a railroad hub.

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Columbus, Ohio
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Didnt know what to expect.I was pleasantly surprised...so much history in Roanoke....a railroad hub.

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Lexington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited on a special and busy Saturday. Lots of folks, great displays of trains, old cars, and even model trains. Great information primarily about the history of transportation in the Roanoke area. Plan to spend a couple of hours if you like to read everything like we do and enjoy the exhibits. Frankly, that is about all the time... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to see the trains--both train layouts and actual locomotives--and we did, but there's more--cars, buses, aircraft and lots of interesting history about the growth of Roanoke around the railroad. The model train layout has replicas of towns and their key buildings and streets, and even the star above Roanoke. Children's eye level exhibits included a circus, Halloween, and... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

very nice, seeing old trains up close. also getting to enter some old train cars. Even the equipment such as the old freight carts etc., that are on the dock. They are unusual and interesting. But, I especially like the old local cars.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Adults and children will step into an era of by-gone days at the Transportation Museum. See trains like the 611 steam engine and a Delorean car similar to one in "Back to the Future" movie..

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Fishersville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is great for all ages. Reminds us of the great things we used to be able to build with our hands. It is amazing to see what people built without technology and modern tools. If you love trains put this on your list of places to visit.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We love coming here and enjoying the historic locomotive and train historical exhibits Highly recommend this

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great place about all kinds of transportation particularly trains. It is a detour worth taking. Oh, Charles Hardy will gladly talk to you about trains, and Michelle is also a fun person as well.

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South Chesterfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well organized and I found it to be very educational. I really love the trains outside and look forward to riding the 611 from Greensboro to Roanoke in April. The people are friendly and very geared to answering any questions or providing educational information on the trains.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the classic cars. Thought the train portion might be a little meh till i actually got back there. It was very neat!

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