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16 Transportation Museums You Must Visit



If you are interested in discovering museums with must see transportation exhibits, we have compiled quite the collection for you. If you're interested in the history of railroading, or just want to see antique cars, trucks, and other vehicles then these are some of the best destinations around. Information about each transportation museum can be shown below as well as informative walk-through videos that depict how each museum is different. Come along with us and check out these amazing transportation museums you have to visit. You might be tempted to book your next trip after watching these videos. Comment to let us know what transportation museums you love and we might update this list to include them too.


Here at Gardian Angel, LLC we curated this list of Transportation Museums You Must Visit as a reference guide for some great destinations to visit. We have served the school bus industry for about a decade and our staff has been involved with school buses for 35+ years. At the risk of aging ourselves, we are surprised we aren't put into a transportation museum ourselves (just kidding). Interesting when you consider we have altered the history of the school bus with our amazing Gardian Angel school bus pedestrian safety lighting system. Learn more about this amazing technology at GardianAngelLLC.com, and then head over to one of these amazing transportation museums. We like #15 on this list. What's your favorite?

#1

The National Museum of Transportation in St. Louis


Address:

2933 Barrett Station Road

Saint Louis, Missouri 63122


Phone:

1-314-965-6212


Hours:

Sun: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wed - Sat: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Admission:

Adults: $12

Military: $10

Seniors (65+): $10

Kids (3-12): $5


Optional Entry Fees

$5.00 Unlimited Train & Handcar Rides

$2.00 Creation Station. First-come, first-served.


About:

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, tour train cars, visit a trolley and a towboat, and more.The National Museum of Transportation (NMOT) is a private, 42-acre transportation museum in Kirkwood, Missouri, outside St. Louis. Founded in 1944, it restores, preserves, and displays a wide variety of vehicles spanning 15 decades of American history: cars, boats, aircraft, and in particular, locomotives and railroad equipment from around the United States. The museum is also home to a research library of transportation-related memorabilia and documents. At the southwest corner of the property is West Barretts Tunnel. Built in 1853, it is one of a pair of tunnels that were the first to operate west of the Mississippi River. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The museum has its own railway spur to an active main line formerly owned by the Missouri Pacific Railroad, now by the Union Pacific Railroad. This has allowed the museum to take possession of large and unusual pieces of railroad equipment. A miniature railroad operates around a loop of track near the parking lot and a full-sized restored trolley operates Thursday–Sunday from April through October. The National Museum of Transportation 'houses one of the largest and best collections of transportation vehicles in the world' according to the Smithsonian.


Length of Visit:

People typically spend up to 2.5 hours here.

#2

Virginia Transportation Museum



Address:

303 Norfolk Ave SW

Roanoke, VA 24016


Phone:

1-540-342-5670


Hours:

Mon - Sat: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Sun: 1:00PM - 5:00PM


Admission:

$10.00 adults (19-59)

$8.00 seniors (age 60+)

$8.00 students with student ID (19-25)

$8.00 youth (13-18)

$6.00 children (ages 3-12) Members and Kids under 3 visit for free!


About:

The Virginia Museum of Transportation is a museum devoted to the topic of transportation located in Downtown Roanoke, Virginia. It covers all modes of transportation. It has a nice vintage automobile collection. It also has small exhibits on planes and buses, but the train exhibits are outstanding!


Length of Visit:

People typically spend up to 2 hours here

#3

N.C. Transportation Museum


Address:

1 Samuel Spencer Dr.

Spencer, NC 28159