Texas Transportation Museum, San Antonio

3.4
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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  • Definitely a place to visit with family and kids there is plenty to see here. You also get to ride on a steam engine which is fun. They also have some vintage cars in there museum. 4 stars only because it doesn't top other transportation museams I have seen in the past but still very enjoyable thank you for all the exhibits.
  • My father enjoyed this quite a bit. Old Pullman cars were interesting. Most is wheelchair accessible - if you are up to muscling through gravel. I was, but many would find it a challenge. It's staffed by volunteers who were friendly and helpful. They could clearly use more $$$ and staff to work on restoration and maintenance. We did the train ride. Kids will love the trains and models. Great place for kid birthday party. Model RR are impressive.
  • Good little museum out in the boonies! Entrance fee is very reasonable, the train cars need a bit more TLC, but I suppose it would be better tended if there were more volunteers. Model trains are well kept, and the restored vehicles (fire engines, cars, etc.) look fantastic. Will drop by again when time permits!
  • Difficult for wheelchairs to get from Gravel Parking lot up the hill to the depot. Went for the christmas event and they have a fun little train ride but beyond that there really wasn't much to see. I would recommend just going to the normal daytime museum and save the $4.
  • My grandson and I love trains and there is every kind of train imaginable here. Our favorite section is the Garden Railroad. Great photo ops and a real running train makes the day memorable. We signed up as members!

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