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The National Museum of Transportation

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Calm and not super exciting but sometimes we need to add educational things into our travels. This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert E
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Saint Louis, Missouri
great place to take the kids

really cool train ride and a great place to take the kids. you can climb up in the trains.they also... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kaitlyn P
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Defiance, Missouri
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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 trolley and a towboat, ride a miniature train and more.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2933 Barrett Station Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63122-3301
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Calm and not super exciting but sometimes we need to add educational things into our travels. This would be one. Interesting but not super exciting. Kids would enjoy it!

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 1 week ago

really cool train ride and a great place to take the kids. you can climb up in the trains.they also have some pretty cool cars.

Thank Kaitlyn P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Museum of Transportation has a very nice selection of most modes of transportation. Lots and lots of trains! The indoor exhibits located at the entry building are especially nice. Well worth a least one visit.

Thank Jeramie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will get to climb on trains go through them so I would wear jeans or shorts. They also have classic cars.

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

kids love the big trains up close as well as the train ride and indoor play space. Even on a bad weather day it is fun

Thank k m
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The museum is well kept. Many of the train cars & locomotives have been nicely restored - and one was being worked on while I was here. Many items are under cover but I was able to get decent photos. The car museum is also...More

1  Thank MJGoldfarb
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Fun place if you're into trains and other modes of transportation. Best to go there in pleasant weather since many of the sights to see are outdoors. Great for all ages.

Thank joybird62
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This is a must for anyone who has even a passing interest in railroads. Located just west of St. Louis in the residential suburb of Kirkwood, it's easy to find. Lots of vintage and historic railroad cars and locomotives on display, including one of the...More

Thank Dan N
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Awesome museum. They have trolly rides, a miniature train, and neat hand petal cars. If we lived here it would a place I would purchase the yearly pass for.

Thank Jamie G
Reviewed 12 July 2018

My son (3) has been obsessed with trains as long as I can remember. We love it here. After our 1st visit we bought a membership. The train ride and trolley are wonderful. My son LOVES them. There are 100s of train cars on display,...More

1  Thank ambersX196TU
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HeatherA1683
12 August 2018|
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Response from Window125 | Reviewed this property |
There is a picnic area outside. They did not appear to be strict about food as they only have a cafe that is really a snack bar.
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deb52geier
13 July 2018|
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Response from Renee H | Property representative |
Since Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are our busiest days, we recommend weekdays. Of those, Thursday is generally the least crowded. Creation Station is popular, so come early if you have a preschooler to make sure you get a... More
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Frank & Phyllis M
10 July 2018|
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Response from Renee H | Property representative |
Yes. Please enter at our north entrance close to the elevated Air Force jet. Use Old Doughtery Ferry Road to enter there. Our Lot 1 and Lot 2 entrances from Barrett Station Road are too narrow, so we immensely appreciate... More
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