Museum of Transportation

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  • South/Southwest
  • Southwest

Located on 129 acres, the Museum is approximately 16 miles southwest of downtown St. Louis, on a site which includes one of the two first man-made railroad tunnels west of the Mississippi River. The Museum site features more than four miles of switching and exhibition track. Additionally, the Museum houses a nationally acclaimed research library of transportation-related memorabilia and documents. With over 70 locomotives, half of them “one-of-a-kind” or “sole survivors” of their type, the Museum has one of the most complete collections of American railroad motive power. Collections include automobiles, buses, streetcars, aircraft, horse-drawn vehicles, and riverboat materials that are constantly expanding to reflect the ever-changing nature of transportation.

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Reviewed By Window125 May 2018

Wonderful visit. Nice visitors center and very friendly. It’s 10 bucks to get in and 5 more for the mini train ride around the property. You can get it cheaper on Groupon. Not a all day visit...

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Good variety for young and old
Reviewed By free8864 May 2018

The museum has much to see and do whether it's for a young child or an older adult. Displays and hands on exhibits are both inside and out. One will be amazed at the size and variety of steam...

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Very good Transportation Museum
Reviewed By robertkL1499OV May 2018

This is a really nice Transportation Museum. I am a Railfan so the Train exhibits were what I wanted to see. I had been to this Museum in 1989 so it was quite an interesting second visit. They...

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