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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Tremendous bargain for the admission fee
Reviewed By bushbulldog November 2017

I took so many photographs that my cellular battery shut down. The museum is on a side country road and the initial appearance is deceiving. I saw a locomotive at the large parking lot and thought...

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great museum
Reviewed By Lipadad September 2017

The main emphasis of the museum is trains, and they really have a lot of unusual locos, trolleys, and railroad cars of all descriptions - most very unique. There is a good selection of autos, too...

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Unique collection, allow extra time
Reviewed By Laura L October 2017

This museum is mostly outside and spread over a fairly large area. From the negative reviews, there is some confusion regarding closing time. The main gate closes at 4 so most of the buildings close...

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