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Champlain Valley Transportation Museum

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Address: 12 Museum Way, Plattsburgh, NY 12901-3
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+1 518-566-7575
10:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 14:00

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Excellent Tour with Alot of Interesting Detailed Information

My husband and I toured this museum and found the tour guide and the collection of vehicles to be excellent. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and provided a lot of... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Windsor, Connecticut
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Windsor, Connecticut
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

My husband and I toured this museum and found the tour guide and the collection of vehicles to be excellent. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and provided a lot of interesting details about each item on exhibit. It is definitely a place worth seeing!!

2 Thank kzsull01
Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Great place to visit! Tour guide was excellent. The uniqueness of the exhibits was explained with the correct level of detail.

1 Thank gwdean
Albany, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with a trip to the Museum. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We learned so much and were entertained at the same time. A MUST SEE!!

1 Thank debandrob0821
Plattsburgh, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Don't be fooled by the crappy looking building and the overgrown parking lot. This was a treat! A great guide--friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely enjoying his work--plus a terrific collection of vehicles. Don't look for modern stuff, but this place will take you back to the 'old days' and the beauty of machines.

1 Thank juliaoh1962
Plattsburgh, New York
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I'm not a huge car enthusiast but went because other people in my group wanted to. I was happily surprised at what I saw and learned. Dick Soper, our tour guide was simply amazing and made history come alive. He is a treasure!

1 Thank shameockwave
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We meet Richard and had a personal tour of the buildings with great information and stories. The history of transportation and the inventors is fascinating. There are so many to look at. Reasons for each design are explained. There is a collection of Hot Wheels, for the younger ones to look at, steel models, for the young at heart and... More 

3 Thank Pam B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Great classics to view. Feels mostly like walking through someone's personal collection and hobby. Garage like quality.

Thank Mary Lou R
Belleville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

When we arrived we were greeted by a woman who told us a tour had already started but that we could join it and then continue to the end and then go round again to the point we started. We hadn't realised it was a tour but did it anyway as it was only $7 each. She took us to... More 

2 Thank trvlloop
Plattsburgh, NY USA
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

So many old cars and trucks to see. All pristine! Bring your mom, dad, and grandparents. Everyone will learn something about the olden days!

2 Thank Speechee090
Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Honestly I didn't expect a lot, especially when it was not easy to find in a nondescript set of Army surplus buildings with minimal visible evidence it has even changed hands when viewed from the road. But inside there's a varied collection ranging from tricycles to electric trains. A car lover myself, I enjoyed a great collection of cars divided... More 

2 Thank Jim R

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