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Museum of Transportation

3015 Barrett Station Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63122-3398
+1 314-615-8668
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History of transportation

This is a very nice museum with a timeline of the development of our transportation. There is some... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bonnie M
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Carterville, Illinois
Fabulous Museum

My Husband and I just visited. Obviously great for kids but both of us (mid-30s) really enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tinacaro
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Visit one of the largest and most diverse collections of transportation vehicles in the world! Trace the history of American railroading, see antique cars and trucks, visit a towboat, and more.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“big boy” (26 reviews)
“love trains” (20 reviews)
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3015 Barrett Station Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63122-3398
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very nice museum with a timeline of the development of our transportation. There is some reading to do, but not so much that you want to skip ahead. There is a building devoted to unusual and antique cars and outside display of...More

Thank Bonnie M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband and I just visited. Obviously great for kids but both of us (mid-30s) really enjoyed this museum. Definitely a well funded museum. Lots of interactive exhibits. Highly recommended.

Thank tinacaro
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was one of the highlights of our spring break trip to St. Louis. There are makes of cars here that we had never heard of in Indiana and Michigan. My boys learned so much about trains! The staff is highly knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Melissa K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A huge collection of trains and train cars. Loved that you could go into so many of them. Kids loved the small train ride at the start. We've been to better auto museums but never a better display of trains.

Thank Carolyn D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have taken our 3 year old grandson here 3 times in the last 6 months. There is so much to see and do we still haven't covered it. The creation station is fascinating to our grandson with all the various things to see and...More

Thank Abylover2
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was raining but we were prepared to have to walk out to the trains. What we were not prepared for was to only be allowed into one caboose, one car and one engine. When we were looking into another car the lights went out...More

Thank nannyheadie
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

This is a cute museum. Lots of trains, some you can climb into. There is also a very nice car museum and then several other random vehicles that were interesting to see.

Thank Peanut977
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This is a wonderful place for the old and young. Kids have a great time climbing aboard the historic trains. I was pleasantly surprised at the exhibits and even the outdoors. It's good walking and easy access. A great deal of history and quite interesting!

1  Thank Shanna M
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Take in everything you can ! I'm a bit partial to trains and this is an incredible display/collection. The Smithsonian Institute recognizes this meusem for good reason. Appears to be a nice family destination with plenty of onsite parking, attractions that fit all ages ....More

1  Thank Mike L
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

We went with our grandchildren around Christmas and they had the old Famous Barr train display to admire! My grandchildren loved it! I will definitely go back next year to see this again. It was well worth the price of admission. There is a small...More

1  Thank christyclauss5
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The entire museum can be easily seen within a four hour time span. If you take your time, of course, it can last longer.
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