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North Carolina Transportation Museum

411 S. Salisbury Ave, Us 70, Spencer, NC 28159
+1 704-636-2889
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Purchased a Groupon to take my husband to this site for his birthday - he loves all things... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
KLRF1
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Waxhaw, North Carolina
Polar Express was awesome

We took our kids to ride the Polar Express and we all loved it. Our 6 year loved it too and the all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Topsail T
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  • Average9%
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“train ride” (92 reviews)
“polar express” (22 reviews)
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411 S. Salisbury Ave, Us 70, Spencer, NC 28159
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"train ride"
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"polar express"
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"gift shop"
in 36 reviews
"antique cars"
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"round house"
in 25 reviews
"steam engine"
in 9 reviews
"passenger cars"
in 8 reviews
"fire trucks"
in 7 reviews
"on display"
in 17 reviews
"easter bunny"
in 6 reviews
"several buildings"
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"north carolina"
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"all ages"
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"off limits"
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"vending machines"
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"repair shop"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Purchased a Groupon to take my husband to this site for his birthday - he loves all things transportation related. Our visit was great. I thought I would be bored, but I enjoyed the historical aspects of the museum. The architecture was also very impressive...More

Thank KLRF1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our kids to ride the Polar Express and we all loved it. Our 6 year loved it too and the all want to go back next year. Its a great experience for the whole family.

Thank Topsail T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome time visiting the North Carolina Transportation Museum... lots of history for the area and a must visit for the train/transportation enthusiast... Parking and picnic facilities available also.

Thank davisjd2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always have a great time with our grandson here. Lots of activities for kids/adults. Fantastic museums. Knowledgeable staff. Huge gift shop. Go spend the day, the Round House is fantastic!!

Thank neenscrush
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are in North Carolina visiting the family. We found a groupon for 25.00 that was for 4 people. This included the train and all of the exhibits. The train by itself was 12.00 a person. It was worth the 25.00. The exhibits were great....More

Thank bettinahavard
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First-class museum experience. Great intro film, great displays and lots of hands-on exploring of the restored trains. It tells an interesting story of the locomotive era that has passed on. I wish I had gone sooner.

Thank Jack C
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

I have lived in this area most of my life and this was my first visit to the Transportation Museum. I am not sure what I waited on. There are a several buildings you walk thru to see different exhibits. You will see cars, trains,...More

Thank Etbunker87
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

...and we had neither read the book nor seen the movie. The only hiccup in the proceedings was on top of the recommendation to arrive one hour before departure (so you have adequate time to visit the outdoor "pre-show" activities, concession stands, and gift shop)...More

Thank radishmom
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Hate to be a Bah Humbug, They have potential, however they missed the mark. The atmosphere was great for the kids. Friendly staff. Facilities are nice,. The train ride itself was the worst part, Short ride, and mostly in reverse. You maybe travel an actual...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

My family of 8 came to tour the museum and attend Polar Express. Both were good experiences. The museum is getting better over time. Better organized and cleaner. It’s a very nice gift shop. Some of the exhibits could be better, some are lacking full...More

Thank Ashley H
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wildcatwinecoff36
24 August 2017|
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Response from mdpw | Reviewed this property |
$8.00. Take something to eat and drink. There are no restaurants there or vending machines. There are picnic tables in one section.
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lynncotton2000
20 April 2017|
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Response from Dave V | Reviewed this property |
411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer, NC 28159 is the address I used on my GPS.
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bob13garand
1 September 2016|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
The admission price depends on whether or not one wants to do the train ride. If I remember correctly, admission without the train ride is 6 dollars and admission with the train ride is 12 dollars. I expect there are... More
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