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Texas Transportation Museum, San Antonio

(30+ reviews on the web)
Specialty Museum
TTM occupies a 40 acre site in the north-east of San Antonio just north of the International Airport. It has a full sized operating railroad with a half mile of mainline and offers scheduled train rides, included in admission. It has a number of classic vehicles including a 1924 fire truck which visitors may ride on when conditions on the unpaved roads permit.
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  • My husband is the train buff so I would not have picked this place, but it was very nice. He really enjoyed it. The folks working there clearly love it. We visited the first week of November, so the t...  more »
  • My two children, ages 11 and 5, and I visited during spring break. The weather was colder than usual so there weren't too many people there. My 5 year old son had a great time! He loved the train ride...  more »
  • We were staying at a hotel near the airport and looking for something to do on a cool drizzly morning. The museum was close by and easy to access via Wurzbach Pkwy. and Wetmore Rd. This is not a slick...  more »
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  • Great place for kids, or anyone who loves trains. Has a large train that does rides a few times a day, some to climb on/wall through, and some very impressive model railroads. It's a great place for kids' birthday parties too. They do special decorations for Christmas. It's a good place to take the kids to see Santa.
  • I took my wife and three boys there. It was great. I wish that the train trip were longer, but we went on two or three times (depending on the person). They invited us to ride a firetruck, even to go to an area or two where they were setting things up. We left for lunch, then came back. There were lots of train sets inside, and three outside. There was a running USAF train engine, and the train that we rode, plus old carriages and cars inside. The workers were friendly and pro-active, and knowledgeable.
  • waste of money and time! I put one star because I had to rate this dump to leave a review. I wouldn't even give this place a half of a star! They have model trains that you used to be able to operate with joysticks, now they yell at you and your children for touching them. Your better off going to Morgan's wonderland or Landa park to ride a train. Train ride was about 2 minutes long and it just goes forward and backwards. I would not send my worst enemy to this place! $24 for my wife, our two children and myself and my kids would of had more fun at the park for free.
  • This was the absolute worst venue I have ever had the misfortune of visiting. A group of approximately two dozen of us went this evening to tour it and evaluate any paranormal activities. The "museum" was hosting a charity day to benefit "Toys For Tots". My family spent more on the toys than we would have the general admission. The Art Deco Pullman cars were moderately interesting, but the rest of a bit grubby. Old cars in a warehouse... toy trains... a couple of carriages. What made the experience horrible was the staff... a rude old man. The place had closed and while we were gathered in the parking lot, not having been there any longer than 8 or 9 minutes at the absolute most, this hateful man went out of his way to walk down the way hollering, "This is not a gathering place! All of you got in on the cheap anyhow, with the Toys For Tots, bringing in cheap toys! Get out of here now!" I don't know his name, (but I intend to find out,) and file a formal complaint. My car club is having a national meet in San Antonio in April and I will make certain than EVERYONE in the Rolls-Royce Owners Club is very much aware what a miserable dump this place is. I could only recommend it as an attraction if you want someone to have an unfavorable impression of San Antonio, if not humanity in general. There's many more WORTHY attractions around without the insufferably rude staff and a venue that is mediocre at best. A dump with an attitude. In short, it sucks.
  • A work lovingly in progress. What a great spirit the place has.