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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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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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Nice Museum with Nice People

This museum is centered on trains, and the staff there will frequently let you go beyond the ropes and chains. We had the experience of exploring multiple caboose cabins. It's a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Brian N
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is centered on trains, and the staff there will frequently let you go beyond the ropes and chains. We had the experience of exploring multiple caboose cabins. It's a great attraction for young children, and older visitors share fond memories of old cars and old trains.

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Macon, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting and fun, especially for train lovers like my husband. Spent about 3 hours there. Especially enjoyed the trains on display outside. Plenty of benches to "sit while you wait" and displays and layouts in the cool a/c.

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San Antonio, TX, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is large and very well organized. For train lovers, this is the perfect spot to spend a few hours wondering the museum. Excellent layout, great selection!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time viewing all of the exhibits. The staff was very helpful. Great facility.Exhibits are not just trains. There are cars, buses, and other exhibits relating to transportation. Well worth the time to visit.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While it does feature other things, trains are the mainstay of the museum . There is an excellent o-scale model railroad and the many outside engines and train cars are interesting to see and recall a bygone era.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were killing some time when we stumbled upon the Virginian Museum of Transportation. Because we are military, entrance fees were waived. When we walked in we were welcomed to a huge train layout with at least three trains running. Then, the next area had vintage cars from the late 1800's to a beautiful DeLorean. They have... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Housed in an old N&W Railway freight depot, the VMT offers exciting railroading engines and rolling stock that will please persons of all ages. They offer model railroad layouts for the little ones and a covered yard full of engines of eras gone by. When not being used for excursion trips, the Class J 611 is typically housed at the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to bring back memories of the good ole days. The trains and cars were very impressive. The general condition of the facility is excellent

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Thank mmull1947
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many trains to climb on and go through outside. Inside, there are things for kids of all ages. The place really needs to be cleaned up and repairs need to be made. The years have taken its toll. The layered train set is cute but should be changed and fixed. Needs more hands on things to do inside. Just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with two children 10 and under, they liked it but my husband really enjoyed it!! They have collectible toys, automobiles, planes, trains. We hate we missed the 611 it returns August 1st. Model train towns were great.

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