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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Perfect for train lovers!
Reviewed By ambersX196TU May 2018

My son (3) has been obsessed with trains as long as I can remember. We love it here. After our 1st visit we bought a membership. The train ride and trolley are wonderful. My son LOVES them...

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Great stop
Reviewed By Keith H June 2018

Was leery when multiple family members from the area had never heard of it. After we arrived we had a blast! Super HOT out so the air conditioned buildings did help. Our kids loved the train ride...

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Great Train Museum—Update
Reviewed By DB514 June 2018

We visited the museum two years ago and liked almost everything about it. This summer, we visited on a steaming hot day in June. The first change we noticed was not a good one. As a mobility...

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