Museum of Transportation

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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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Christmas and Trains
Reviewed By christyclauss5 December 2017

We went with our grandchildren around Christmas and they had the old Famous Barr train display to admire! My grandchildren loved it! I will definitely go back next year to see this again. It was...

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Grandfather with grandchildren/parents
Reviewed By Don C December 2017

It's been a while since my last visit. Visited on a recent very cold day, hence absence of visitors. The grandchildren enjoyed running around the railway equipment. They perhaps didn't appreciate...

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A great stop for Trains and more!!!
Reviewed By Ken H November 2017

My parents have been members of this museum since 1960, meaning I have grown up going to this place and dearly love it. They have made many improvements over the years, including better care and...

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