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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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Plan on spending several hours, even if you're not a train-person

First-class museum experience. Great intro film, great displays and lots of hands-on exploring of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jack C
Anderson, South Carolina
Plenty to see and History to learn!

I have lived in this area most of my life and this was my first visit to the Transportation Museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“polar express” (21 reviews)
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411 S. Salisbury Ave, Us 70, Spencer, NC 28159
+1 704-636-2889
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Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank CarolinaKipper
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
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We arranged a package deal through Rowan County Chamber of Commerce for a pleasant two night stay at Carolina Country Campgrounds Cabins & Polar Express tickets. The tickets have to be collected from the hotel/cabin before the show. So we had to plan check-in and...More

Thank W7900BFdawnc
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I honestly didn't go in with high hopes but boy was I proven wrong! The NC Transportation Museum thought of every little detail to make it a fun and magical night. We met our friends from Charlotte and all the details from the outdoor games,...More

Thank Deenie1230
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Great time with a friend. She had found about it and got us tickets. Lots of things for the kids to do before the train ride.

Thank Maren F
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Our visit was primarily to ride the "Polar Express" with our grandson but we planned our visit to see the museum exhibits of trains, airplanes and cars in the afternoon. It took a couple of hours and we toured at our own pace. The main...More

1  Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Our party of 7 adults and two toddlers took this train ride as a kick off to the Christmas season. The entertainers on the train were entertaining as they sang and danced and passed out the hot chocolate(at a perfect temperature for children) and cookies....More

Thank Dini35
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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.
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.
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