Museum of Transportation, Saint Louis

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  • August 14, 2017
    Very neat museum overall.... with a very heavy emphasis on trains and train history. We loved the car exhibit and the general transportation exhibits in the main building. Nicely done and clean and we...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Nice museum. Mostly Trains. Some you can walk through. Nice trip through history. There's a lot of walking involved. Inexpensive. There's a mini train the kids can ride on. They have two entrances. if...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    We got a solid two years of train obsession out of my oldest son, and he still enjoys going even though his world no longer revolves around Thomas. Take the kiddos and be sure to book a time slot in t...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    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.
  • April 30, 2017
    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!
  • April 22, 2017
    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.
  • April 29, 2017
    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.
  • June 30, 2017
    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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