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North Carolina Transportation Museum

411 S Salisbury Ave, Us 70, Spencer, NC 28159-2238
+1 704-636-2889
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Railroad of Americana

60 acres, huge doundhousd, trains and cars of all types. Beautiful displays inside and out, all... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Thomas P
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Los Angeles, California
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We went there with our 2 kids (12 month old and a 3 year old). We liked it but I think the kids... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kseniya G
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411 S Salisbury Ave, Us 70, Spencer, NC 28159-2238
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+1 704-636-2889
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Reviewed yesterday

60 acres, huge doundhousd, trains and cars of all types. Beautiful displays inside and out, all from Southern Railroad giving land to State of North Carolina. Roundhouse is awesome and displays of trains, planes, cars, trucks and farm and fire equipment. Loved the Seaboard Coast...More

Thank Thomas P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with our 2 kids (12 month old and a 3 year old). We liked it but I think the kids need to be a little older to fully enjoy it. Both loved the train ride but were not that into any other...More

Thank Kseniya G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2-3 hours here since we are interested in trains. The round house is quite large and well set up. The exhibit hall has a variety of things- fire trucks, cars, buggies, trucks, and a model train layout. There was not much explanation or...More

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and his family were visiting from NY state and we were looking for things to do with their 4 grade school children. So, we planned a trip to Spencer to the train museum. I've been here before and liked it so I though...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Purchased tickets for both of us 2 hrs before arriving that included admission & train ride for noon departure. Arrived at 11:30, went to ticket counter, told them we'd bought tickets in advance & the girl told us to go outside to "will call" tent....More

Thank LovingNC19
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like trains and things that move, this is the place for you. they have train rides, a train museums in the old round house, ride on the turntable, static displays of cars and trains. they have many special days here where the offer...More

Thank besjjs
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

A wonderfully put together museum compound in the old Spencer Railroad Shops. Where else can you walk through a round house with the complete turn table still in tact in front. This museum celebrates the rail industry, the people who built and maintain it and...More

Thank 4TravelingFoodies
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Go on a nice Spring day. Lots of walking is involved but handicapped people can take their vehicle up to the different display housings. Upon arrival, get your admission tickets at the station house. You might also want to take a train ride and tickets...More

Thank Edward W
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

This is a fun place to look at trains through the years. There are several exhibit buildings and a covered play area for small children. There are cool exhibits on older cars. I am sure the museum is always a work in progress as there...More

Thank Tanawha208
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Made my third visit in three years and the museum just keeps improving! New displays and the completion of the large erecting shop renovation project are great improvements. The staff handles their numerous special events with finesse. Riding the N&W 611 excursions during the last...More

Thank railrob
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wildcatwinecoff36
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.
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lynncotton2000
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.
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bob13garand
2 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
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