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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Hidden gem
Reviewed By ehsteinert October 2018

Definitely worthy of a long afternoon visit. Tremendous collection of of genuine machines. Just avoid going when it's super hot out.

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Awesome Collection
Reviewed By Tom B December 2018

Took my grandson for a great day. Car and train collection is really interesting. Had fun with him being amazed and excited at every turn.

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Even on a VERY COLD Day, It Warms Your Heart
Reviewed By FREEquentFlyer66 December 2018

What an amazing treasurer! This museum really has an amazing collection of rolling stock and locomotives. My adult son and I spent a couple hours outside on a very cold day just learning more about...

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