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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Disappointed
Reviewed By Paul C October 2018

Having been to several National Railway/Transportation museums worldwide I found this one quite a big disappointment. Lots of engines, most in a poor condition, displayed in long lines, many of...

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Interesting
Reviewed By Gloria S September 2018

We spent several hours here, enjoyed every minute of it. One price for adults, no discounts for us seniors. There is a lot to see here, and several trains you are able to board for a closer look...

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Very Cool
Reviewed By Robert E October 2017

Calm and not super exciting but sometimes we need to add educational things into our travels. This would be one. Interesting but not super exciting. Kids would enjoy it!

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