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Museum of Transportation, Saint Louis

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4.1/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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  • If you like different types of transport - trams, cars, locomotives - all are here in a massive site. It really needs a fine day to appreciate it to the full. The day we visited was very damp and so w...  read more »
  • Close to a still existing railway line, the Museum on the grounds of the former Pacific Railroad of Missouri over the years has been built and expanded. Still are railroads and locomotives and wagons in the foreground of the several acres of land. So for example you can > big boy < visit, a huge steam locomotive of the legendary Union Pacific, which length could draw trains up to several kilometers. In addition to the many testimonies of American railroad history come the automobile, displaced the railways for decades at the Museum a bit too short; This is turned off more on the history of carmakers in St. Louis, which largely perished in the 20s and have been replaced by car companies in Detroit. But still also vehicles of all kinds come to the show, by the early pickup to the modern sports cars (Corvette and Mustang for example. There are special offers for children, so a little train (also adults fun can make). However the educational Vergngügen is not cheap.
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  • This is a children's Museum that offers a chance to see trains and cars, many restored. Of great interest also for fans.
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  • 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.
  • My kids and I go here a lot and we always have a wonderful time. There are plenty of trains to see. Many of them you can climb into. On the weekends there is a trolley to ride. There is a miniature railroad that goes around the grounds and a playroom full of toys including several wooden rail tracks.
  • I remember when this was an old derelict train dump, no museum just old heaps of metal no one knew what to do with, circa 1975. Boy how times have changed, now old junk is repainted and put on display. The very top has a tunnel leading to the main tracks, explore it if you can, we did from the other end. The DC3 gate guard, This was the original entrance to the site circa 1985, seems the USG wants to take more and more property, you gotta love it, USSR communist becoming capitalist while the USA becomes more socialist / communist. Who knew. Well love it, its a nice place, good folks work there, lots of space to wander.
  • Skoda len ze sa neda ist dnu do vlaku. Iba tie vonku co su ale nie tie pod strechov a tie dnu boli zaujimavejsie. Ale aj tak skvele ;)
  • This place is incredible. They have a huge selection of locomotives. My favorite was definitely the UP Centennial and the UP Big Boy. They're in absolutely exquisite condition.
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