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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Great venue for a child's birthday party!
Reviewed By Joe W May 2016

There are a lot of exhibits to see at the museum and there is certainly something to see for everyone. No doubt, though, the historic steam locomotives/trains are the main attraction. There is also...

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A Worthy Stop in St. Louis County
Reviewed By Steve H February 2017

The Museum of Transport is a work of love by the hundreds of volunteers that staff the facility. Mini train rides for the kids, completely refurbished antique railway engines and cars for the...

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Museum of Transportation
Reviewed By outdoorpilot2015 June 2016

A hidden treasure! A must see for young and old. Great selection of old steam engines up almost to the present. We planned on spending an hour, but ended up being there for over 4 hours...

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