Virginia Museum of Transportation, Roanoke

4.5
#1 of 7 in Museums in Roanoke
Must see · Specialty Museum · Museum
The Museum is large and much of our collection is outside. We recommend comfortable walking shoes and clothing appropriate for outdoor temperatures.

Please note the parking spaces directly adjacent to the front of the Museum are always free. Unfortunately, the parking lot does not belong to us and there is a fee to park in the parking lot.
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  • We saw the 1897 Norfolk & Western HDQ and the 1955 Jupiter missile outside before entering this long 1918 Freight Station Museum. After paying $12.66 for 2 seniors, we strolled through the interior.....  more »
  • Excellent way to understand the history and culture of Roanoke and Virginia. Don't worry if the weather is inclement because the outdoor portions are covered but could be cool in the winter - still.....  more »
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  • A proper museum with tons of exhibits and learning! The most exciting part is without a doubt the train yard and the 611 is nothing short of stunning! Wonderful friendly staff and a large collection of beautiful vehicles. There are FEW museums in the world like this one.
  • What a neat place! Old antique cars, bus information of old days, ships, planes and trains. Good value, you could spend 2 or more hours see it. We never realized how big those locomotives could be. Make sure you check out the 611 steam, from I believe 1951, 110 mph! I would have like to have learned some information on the new versions, horsepower, miles per hour. To do a comparison. Very interesting place of highly recommended it.

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