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Virginia Museum of Transportation

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Address: 303 Norfolk Avenue, Roanoke, VA
Phone Number: 540-342-5670
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Sun 1:00 pm - 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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A great place to take the family

This is an especially good place for train enthusiasts to visit. There is also a good collection of antique cars.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Roanoke
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an especially good place for train enthusiasts to visit. There is also a good collection of antique cars.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is our 4th visit over the last few years. My grandchildren love playing here and don't want to leave. I Just let them go at their pace and do and see what they want .they love the outside playground but I noticed it needs some updating after a long winter . The helicopter needs a new seat.i especially like... More 

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Thank sandracarte
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Virginia Museum of Transportation is one of the better rail museums. The museum includes rail, cars, buses, street cars, model trains, plus exhibits.

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Thank Ray H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we went the weather was rainy, so being inside was a great idea. My kids loved the exhibits and had a good time. Standing next to the actual trains outside was very exciting also.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great assortment of cars, trucks and trains. Well worth the cost of admission. Wish I had more time to review the outside train locomotives, getting right up close and being able to see the scale of these mighty machines was awesome

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Thank Wmrawls
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy anything transportation related so I had to visit here. Their collection of steam and diesel locomotives is very impressive. They also have a nice collection of classic and important cars and trucks. The museum covers all areas of transportation. A lot of their pieces showcase Virginia history. A must see for any transportation enthusiast.

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Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an avid train lover, I was delighted to have the chance to visit this Museum. I was not disappointed. Not only were there scale model trains and layouts, but full size trains which you are free to explore. We spent several hours and could have spent more but for other commitments. While clearly specializing in railroads, the Museum has... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great history museum of transportation in the Roanoke Valley! Special events are throughout the year.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I've read the reviews about the museum not being very big and the displays not changing much but my family sees these as positives. We can revisit what is on display and look for what we can learn new. Have we read a book about that car, truck, train, bus, etc? Have we seen one since our last visit? For... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This is a great museum for train lovers. The Class J 611 is a beautiful train as well as the other trains on display. The automobile section is great as well.

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