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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History of transportation
Reviewed By Bonnie M April 2018

This is a very nice museum with a timeline of the development of our transportation. There is some reading to do, but not so much that you want to skip ahead. There is a building devoted to unusual...

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Fabulous Museum
Reviewed By tinacaro April 2018

My Husband and I just visited. Obviously great for kids but both of us (mid-30s) really enjoyed this museum. Definitely a well funded museum. Lots of interactive exhibits. Highly recommended.

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Hidden gem
Reviewed By Melissa K April 2018

This museum was one of the highlights of our spring break trip to St. Louis. There are makes of cars here that we had never heard of in Indiana and Michigan. My boys learned so much about trains! The...

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