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Virginia Museum of Transportation

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Wonderful collection of autos, trains, wagons and planes

We went in early December when the museum was running a three mile "Candy-land Express" train ride... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Central Virginia
Awesome Small Gauge Trains

I could watch the 0 Gauge train set up for hours. It is huge and realist in detail. Several trains... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cynthia B
Jefferson, Georgia
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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 .
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303 Norfolk Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-3620
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went in early December when the museum was running a three mile "Candy-land Express" train ride for kids. The place was busy! Once one navigated past the free-photo-with-Santa line, the car and train exhibits are impressive. The docents are former (or current) railroad employees,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I could watch the 0 Gauge train set up for hours. It is huge and realist in detail. Several trains travel on many levels. I also liked the shorter display of Thomas for the kids. The second favorite thing I liked were the many historic...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full of really cool stuff they had the Hollywood car exhibit when we went and it was cool. It had the Ghostbusters ambulance, Starsky and Hutches car, a fast and furious car, Hurbie the beetle, and more. Really cool steam engine trains and antique cars...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband is a huge plane and train person, so I very often accompany him when visiting museums like this on our travels. Normally, I have a decent time (as I enjoy learning new things and taking pictures)...but this museum exceeded my expectations. We watched...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my 6 year old and 3 year old great grandchildren and they were awed!! Interesting for all ages!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for history buffs and for youngsters to get up close to many types of transportation! Many good photo opportunities, too. Highly recommended for self tours.

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Reviewed October 30, 2018

If trains are your thing, this is THE place to go. Great model train layout, all kinds of memorabilia, plus dozens of railroad cars of all sorts, and locomotives too. Including one, the J611, an authentic, working steam engine, which runs excursions several times each...More

Thank Jeg H
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Visited the actual day that J-611 train engine returned to Roanoke. Supposedly a memorable day. Scheduled for 4pm. But trains are always late. Cuestioned my late stay. But I was already there. Somehow when it happened you get the feeling that it was worthwhile..

Thank Alvaro H
Reviewed October 2, 2018

For the railfan, this is a great place to visit. They also have many items and exhibits related to other modes of transportation.

Thank 415ilsed
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Visited the museum this afternoon to see the J611 return from a North Carolina where it has been undergoing routine maintenance. Originally built at the Norfolk & Western Shops in Roanoke, the 611 entered service in 1950, and is widely regarded as one of the...More

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August 5, 2018|
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Response from Marion B | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. They had lots of old vehicles.
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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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!