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Virginia Museum Of Transportation Inc, Roanoke

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4.3/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
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  • We (mid-30s) were together in this museum. First we looked at the ice railway in then the old cars. When we the Greyhound exhibition welcomed came to us Harry. An 87-year-old who 41 years is driving these buses. All the Austgestellten are copies from his private collection, which he bequeathed to the Museum. He explains everything just very friendly and with heart, soul and told a couple of episodes from his long period of service. Then he further accompanied us through the Museum. Outdoors, it has very nice locomotives from steam to diesel. Highly recommended.
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  • A good mix of different transportation exhibits. Several old trains in the outside area. We particularly enjoyed the Greyhound bus exhibit which was the personal collection of the volunteer that was h...  read more »
  • we travelled here on a rainy day in October. We were warmly greeted at the door and were given free admission as my husband is active Navy. The trains are great, although I do wish more interiors were...  read more »
  • I'm a fan of the Nickel Plate Road 765, out of Fort Wayne, Indiana. By following them online I eventually discovered the fire up 611 campaign. Earlier this summer we took a trip to South Carolina, and considered stopping at Mt Airy, NC on the way back to Indiana. We decided to go straight home and plan a long weekend trip to NC, so I added Roanoke to the itinerary to come here! This was the primary destination for our two-night stay here in town, so every penny spent in Roanoke was directly because of this museum. Originally 611 was going to return home earlier in the week, but after the trip was planned they extended the 611's stay in NC a week, and after we were going to be gone. I'm slightly disappointed I didn't get a chance to see the 611 with my own eyeballs, but this museum is very well done. Everything that sparks my interests are all under one roof, I could barely handle it. I did get to see 1256 on loan from St. Louis so that was a plus. And 1218 also! Even without 611 there was plenty of rolling stock to check out. I seriously loved every inch of this place and could come back and take just as long looking around. Thanks for putting together a fabulous museum!
  • Fascinating exhibits on air travel, rail, and automobiles. Unfortunately a small part of the exhibits were closed. The scale and size of the locomotives outside are impressive and they are very well kept. Good discount for AAA members!
  • The history of the 611 locomotive movie relives the history of the making of the finest locomotive ever built. So much has been accomplished over the past several years with a new director and new steam excursions from Roanoke and nearby areas. There is more to come as Roanoke adds another vintage train around the city in several years. Dont forget to see the Winston Link railroad museum of rail photographs while in town. Amtrak is coming to Roanoke in '17 which will bring more rail history buffs to this museum. It is a tribute to Americas' glory days and railroad history, especially passenger rail.
  • My two and half year old son loved all of the trains. My wife, son, and and I had a wonderful time at the VA Museum of Transportation. Would highly recommend, especially if you have to get children.
  • Good Train collection . Good vintage Car collection. Poor Aero exhibits . Almost no two wheeler exhibits . Dull Place . No guides . 4.5/10 (Below average experience)
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