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Museum of Transportation, Saint Louis

(4.1/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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  • This museum has an amazing collection of trains and automobiles (and a few other modes of transportation). If your child loves those things (or if you are into them yourself) then this is a great plac...  more »
  • At some point or another on most of my road trips I’ll head into a museum to check out cars, the Transportation Museum was going to be another such visit…I got a little education in trains whilst visi...  more »
  • Diorama of the snow train is so cute. Vehicle maintenance is more because there is a lot of valuable vehicles, and even good for you.
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  • Very unique historical experience, perfect for anyone who loves machines and history. Great exhibits, and the volunteer staff are all passionate history buffs who love to tell stories if you are willing to listen.
  • This is an awesome place to go and literally travel hack in time. Loved it!
  • This is a neat place and they have a train to ride on, fun time!
  • Lots of fun, lots of interesting things, if you like cars there is a bunch of nice rides.
  • This is NOT a good place to go on a hot day. MOT currently advertises this as a place to "Beat the Heat." They have a couple of indoor attractions such as the creation station and automobiles. It can be quite strenuous walking from the lower to upper levels and around the train area because they do not plan for the heat. It would be nice if the miniature train ride was actually a functional way for people to go to all parts of the park as it is at the zoo, but it is not. There are few canopies or misters as you might see at some theme parks. The inside of the street car is very hot and they make the trip twice before letting visitors out. The small windows are not sufficient to keep things cool. The cafe has limited options and visitors cannot bring outside food to eat inside the air conditioned space (not even a snack for a toddler even if the whole family is ordering at the cafe). Most local venues have done more to upgrade their food service so that people will want to plan on eating in the cafe. The MOT cafe reminds me of a community pool concession stand. For instance, MOT cafe offers Gus' pretzels, but they prepare them by microwave which destroys the taste and texture. I was not allowed to speak directly with a manager when I wished to speak about my heat related concerns. I later emailed the Museum and worked things out with an executive, or so I thought. Apparently they do not communicate very well within their organization as the social media person responsible for their Facebook page left a snarky comment in response to my review. I sincerely hope that no visitors ever experience a heat related emergency at this place.