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Virginia Museum of Transportation

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Time only for viewing the train exhibit.

This would be my second visit with the first being the car collection & a small aviation gallery... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jack L
East Syracuse, New York
Wonderful collection of autos, trains, wagons and planes

We went in early December when the museum was running a three mile "Candy-land Express" train ride... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2018
Central Virginia
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Antique automobiles and trucks, electric and deisel locomotives, and vintage steam, are all part of the nostalgic show at this historic freight station that doubles as a museum .
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303 Norfolk Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-3620
+1 540-342-5670
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This would be my second visit with the first being the car collection & a small aviation gallery. The trains are arranged in four rows that include locomotives from the mid-1930s up to the 1980's, followed with one Railway Post Office sorting Car-can be toured...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

We went in early December when the museum was running a three mile "Candy-land Express" train ride for kids. The place was busy! Once one navigated past the free-photo-with-Santa line, the car and train exhibits are impressive. The docents are former (or current) railroad employees,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

I could watch the 0 Gauge train set up for hours. It is huge and realist in detail. Several trains travel on many levels. I also liked the shorter display of Thomas for the kids. The second favorite thing I liked were the many historic...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2018

Full of really cool stuff they had the Hollywood car exhibit when we went and it was cool. It had the Ghostbusters ambulance, Starsky and Hutches car, a fast and furious car, Hurbie the beetle, and more. Really cool steam engine trains and antique cars...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

My husband is a huge plane and train person, so I very often accompany him when visiting museums like this on our travels. Normally, I have a decent time (as I enjoy learning new things and taking pictures)...but this museum exceeded my expectations. We watched...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Took my 6 year old and 3 year old great grandchildren and they were awed!! Interesting for all ages!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank katherineh362
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This is a great place for history buffs and for youngsters to get up close to many types of transportation! Many good photo opportunities, too. Highly recommended for self tours.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 931wandam
Reviewed 30 October 2018

If trains are your thing, this is THE place to go. Great model train layout, all kinds of memorabilia, plus dozens of railroad cars of all sorts, and locomotives too. Including one, the J611, an authentic, working steam engine, which runs excursions several times each...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeg H
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Visited the actual day that J-611 train engine returned to Roanoke. Supposedly a memorable day. Scheduled for 4pm. But trains are always late. Cuestioned my late stay. But I was already there. Somehow when it happened you get the feeling that it was worthwhile..

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alvaroh633
Reviewed 2 October 2018

For the railfan, this is a great place to visit. They also have many items and exhibits related to other modes of transportation.

Date of experience: September 2018
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5 August 2018|
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Response from Marion B | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. They had lots of old vehicles.
23 October 2017|
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Response from Ron338C | Reviewed this property |
it is a WONDERFUL rainy day activity... lots to see inside and out and outside is mostly covered. love this place!
Jack L
8 August 2017|
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Response from Kate D | Reviewed this property |
My guess, I've never stopped to count them, is 20. There are a diverse variety of decades and styles, all beautifully kept or restored!