Museum of Transportation

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  • 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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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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great place to take the kids
Reviewed By Kaitlyn P February 2018

really cool train ride and a great place to take the kids. you can climb up in the trains.they also have some pretty cool cars.

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Fun Place, Especially for Train Buffs
Reviewed By Jeramie October 2017

The National Museum of Transportation has a very nice selection of most modes of transportation. Lots and lots of trains! The indoor exhibits located at the entry building are especially nice...

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