Museum of Transportation, Saint Louis

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  • This museum is mostly outside and spread over a fairly large area. From the negative reviews, there is some confusion regarding closing time. The main gate closes at 4 so most of the buildings close a...  more »
  • This museum requires some walking. It has many very rare train and automobiles pieces in it's collection. The people working there were very helpful and accommodating. I feel kids would love what is o...  more »
  • So we came to see the facade of the old Coral Court Motel from Route 66. We ended up spending about 3 hours looking at and climbing on trains, panes and automobiles. This turned out to be more enjoyab...  more »
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  • We took our time took our lunch ate it on a picnic table in the shade, was really nice. The kids got to climb on the trains. We rode a Street Car , the Engineer was very informative and friendly. One employee named John was the nicest to our grandson. We visited the train that President Truman made speeches from.saw the Giant Locomotive's.we gave a donation, because the help is volunteers. They appreciated us. It was a great day for family and a great educational experience.
  • The best museum I have ever seen. They have just about everything you could possibly ask for right there. I primarily visited the rail section, and everything they had there was beautifully restored, they looked like they were built yesterday. Just about everything that was there I never thought I would ever see. It was one of the greatest experiences I've ever had, and I would recommend it to everyone. These guys clearly work their hardest, and deserve any donation you could give them. The staff is friendly, and would engage in conversation about anything, and could answer any question you have for them. Amazing job, guys!
  • One of the coolest museums we've been to. With a train ride (extra fee) and the car show that day, this ended up being hours of fun. Make sure you read the map and know where you're going because it's a nice walk up a decent hill before it branches off to the different sections. Trains to go inside, multiple buildings with informative historical displays, bunch of old vehicles and machinery. In the courtyard, a band was playing and a Barbeque Food Truck was selling food. This was a great family outing destination we are jealous we don't have back home.
  • I come here and it makes me cry. Since my grandma and grandpa passed on. They would take me here. Usually my grandma. Just makes me cry. I have no children to of my own to bring here. I want to come here with my wife and kids, if I had as such. I have a piece of the pale green glass ballast used here in the 1970s. Now there are white limestone rock as track ballast.
  • Family membership is a fantastic deal if you have train-loving kids! Babysitters and grandparents can use the membership card, and guests are also covered, making great playdates. We did a 2nd birthday party here and it was a hit with all ages.

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