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Virginia Museum of Transportation

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Address: 303 Norfolk Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-3620
Phone Number: 540-342-5670
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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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We made a quick stop in Manassas, VA when driving from Leesburg to Williamsburg. The folks at the small railroad museum in Manassas told us we ought to make an effort to stop in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Wharton, Texas
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Wharton, Texas
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213 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We made a quick stop in Manassas, VA when driving from Leesburg to Williamsburg. The folks at the small railroad museum in Manassas told us we ought to make an effort to stop in Roanoke on our way back home to Texas. Thank goodness we took their advice. We are particularly fond of railroad museums and this one is tops.... More 

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King William, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I like trains ... so we had to stop here while in Roanoke. Mid week visit so there were a few school groups but they did not detract from the visit. This space had LOTS of transportation modes represented (planes and trains and autos - oh my!). The day we were in a gentleman was there who used to drive... More 

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Venice FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

TRAINS!! Come see the trains! Climb aboard and see how trains used to carry passengers and coal through Roanoke, Virginia. Local collectors have donated their miniature trains to entertain kids of all ages. Of course there are more displays besides trains, so come check out this excellent museum. 🚗🚂🚉🚂🚀

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We take our grandsons here every time they visit us. They absolutely LOVE the hands on exhibits and being so close to the trains.

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West Newton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the transportation museum was very interesting. got to see a vintage steam engine before it was repoed to north Carolina. the price was good. as a train buff could of had more exhibits to go inside and be able to see inside them not just the outside.

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Winchester, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in Roanoke VA just to see this museum as it was on our way home from S.C. Enjoyed it very much. Nice collection of locomotives outside

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Thank 1petworth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kids enjoyed th e amazing models of different transportation models that were available to view I am very pleased with the tour guides knowledge and the manners used. It takes a talented and patient person to be able to deal with a group of 4 to 5 year olds.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They never disappoint, all of my grandchildren love this place! I just let them go and follow them , there is so much for them to see and play with. The staff is always so very friendly, it's just a nice to take children.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The day we were there they had fired up the classic Class J 611 bullet-nose coal fired steam locomotive. It was an impressive thing to see but it smelled horrible. I had to zoom in to get a picture of it because the closer you got to it the worse the coal smell was (and there was coal ash on... More 

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Greensboro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled onto this museum and could not have left happier with the discovery. The collection of trains and planes and buses is displayed with not just history but with a felling of love and respect for days gone by. We were very lucky to also have met the most delightful Harry L Messimer who donated an entire room full... More 

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