Museum of Transportation, Saint Louis

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The Museum of Transportation is a 42-acre transportation museum in Kirkwood, Missouri. The Museum of Transportation is a privately owned and operated facility. Founded in 1944, it has a wide variety of vehicles: antique cars, boats, aircraft, and a sizable collection of locomotives and railroad equipment from around the United States. The museum houses 'one of the largest and best collections of transportation vehicles in the world,' according to the Smithsonian Institution.The museum restores and displays a collection spanning 15 decades of American history. In addition to a world-class collection, the Museum is home to a nationally acclaimed research library of transportation-related memorabilia and documents.MOT hosts eleven car shows annually.A miniature train operates around a loop of track near the parking lot and full-sized restored trolleys operate Thursday-Sunday from April through October.During the Christmas holiday season, MOT hosts the E. Desmond Lee Holiday Train Display, the largest indoor holiday display in Missouri.The Museum is open daily March through October. In November through February the Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday. The Museum is closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
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  • We went with our grandchildren around Christmas and they had the old Famous Barr train display to admire! My grandchildren loved it! I will definitely go back next year to see this again. It was well ...  more »
  • It's been a while since my last visit. Visited on a recent very cold day, hence absence of visitors. The grandchildren enjoyed running around the railway equipment. They perhaps didn't appreciate the ...  more »
  • My parents have been members of this museum since 1960, meaning I have grown up going to this place and dearly love it. They have made many improvements over the years, including better care and resto...  more »
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  • This place is excellent, so much to see! Many, many trains to climb on and explore in. The trains are displayed outside and can get pretty warm in the summer, but some of the trains are under a canopy which helps cut the heat. There is also a display of cars inside of an air conditioned building. This is a fun place to cool off and hang out for a while. The main building has a lot of great history and displays to explore. It is quite a walk from the main building to the trains, but luckily they have a shuttle that runs back and forth. The kids will love this as much as seeing and exploring the trains. There is also a large tug boat you can climb around in, but aren't allowed to go inside. Fun time!
  • The Creation Station is an awesome place for younger kids. My boys (age 2 and 4) love it! And my older son is starting to love looking at the outdoor trains and cool old cars, etc. They also have a mini train you can ride, which is fun for the little ones.
  • Amazing museum! The Big boy is worth seeing! I would wear comfortable shoes there is lots of walking. It rained when we went so the train ride was closed. It is full of kid activities and a snack place with popcorn.
  • Went on a chilly day where most extra activities were closed but my son and cousins had an exciting time seeing and going in some awesome historic trains. I had fun too. If you kid likes Thomas or Dinosaur Train then you must go.
  • This place is amazing! The model trains in the building are so cool! Take the time to do a tour of the trains. I wish I could remember our guides name; he was fantastic! You get to go through a train that you can only see if you are on the tour.
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