North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer

#40 of 337 in Museums in North Carolina
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The North Carolina Transportation Museum is a museum in Spencer, North Carolina. It is a collection of automobiles, aircraft, and railway vehicles. The museum is located at the former Southern Railway's 1896-era Spencer Shops and devotes much of its space to the state's railroad history. The museum has the largest collection of rail relics in the Carolinas. Its Back Shop building of nearly three stories high is most notable for its size of two football fields long.

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  • Always a fun experience. And if you go during one on their special events such as the antique truck show, model railroad exhibits, etc. it is even more fun.  more »
  • Love the history and the steam locomotives. The train ride was great and getting up close to the beasts of yesteryear was outstanding.  more »
  • This place was amazing, spent all day looking at so many different trains, planes and automobiles. The Pullman tour was incredible. Karen, our tour guide was so informative, knowledgeable and fun. The best part of the Pullman tour is being able to go into the 1901 luxury car. That was amazing. Took the train ride around the 60 acres and really enjoyed that.
  • The staff/crew makes this a very enjoyable experience!! From the moment I pulled onto the property, I was greeted with smiles and warm hellos. I took my son to the Day with Thomas event and had fun and I'm not even that interested in trains. I most enjoyed seeing the vintage train cars. I also like that the entire grounds is clean and family friendly.

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