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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Transporting through time!
Reviewed By m2mays July 2017

The St Louis Museum of Transportation does a remarkable job of presenting the history of transportation! Lots of great information and a wide selection of modes of transportation make for an...

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Amazing place
Reviewed By Jim723 July 2017

My son loved this place. I loved seeing the endless smile on his face! Such a huge collection of trains. We found out about this museum right before we had to leave town and we are so glad we did.

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Terrific fun for all ages!
Reviewed By Karen R July 2017

What an awesome gem! Our party was aged 6 to 65 and we all had so much fun! You can climb up into engines, walk through several different types of train cars, blow whistles and ring bells. There's a...

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