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North Carolina Transportation Museum

411 S. Salisbury Ave, US 70, Spencer, NC 28159
+1 704-636-2889
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Great place for train lovers and industrial history enthusiasts

Though a "transportation" museum, the emphasis is really on trains, so don't expect a lot of old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
We love this place!

There are 3 reasons why im not giving 5 stars. #1 no air in most of the exhibits It wasn't that... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
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411 S. Salisbury Ave, US 70, Spencer, NC 28159
+1 704-636-2889
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Though a "transportation" museum, the emphasis is really on trains, so don't expect a lot of old cars, etc. Not a slick museum built for the public with modern amenities like air conditioning, but truly a restoration of an industrial complex -- a shop that...More

Thank t999r
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

There are 3 reasons why im not giving 5 stars. #1 no air in most of the exhibits It wasn't that bad the day we were there but if it were 100 we would have never made it. #2 it is so dirty It was...More

Thank hairbyt
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We made a special effort to stop at this museum en route to our main vacation destination; and in retrospect, it doesn't seem worth it. A lot of that feeling may have to do with how hot it was on the day we visited. The...More

Thank TheTraveling4some
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Took a total of 3 hours to experience a train ride and view all of the exhibits. I would recommend to everyone. Full of history and really great old auto's, trains and planes.

Thank Beverly H
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I was a little skeptical rolling into Spencer that the museum was going to be fun but the train ride was awesome! They packed a lot of history into that place! I plan on taking my nephews when they come back into town next. They...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

All Ford day at spencer was great Over 125 cars and trucks taking you back a long time to a few years There museum is great plenty to see and you be able to be that big kid for a while and enjoy your self

Thank wmbrakeman
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 10 am. Didn't see signs so we walked to the souvenir store. Person was friendly and said go to the station by the lot.walked back. Bought tickets( ($10 for seniors) the train ride is disappointing. No explanations or guiding advice. Maybe 1/4...More

Thank meteordust
Reviewed 30 July 2017

OK. First--the train had NO air-conditioning, I could have prepared our family ahead of time if I had known that. Also, there was absolutely NO narration during the "tour" of the grounds as we rode the train. Please don't advertise a "narrated tour" if you...More

Thank ljordan9
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Well worth the price of admission. If you like trains planes and automobiles plus tractors and a few others this is for you.

Thank T H
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This is a true working transportation museum. From the trains being rebuilt to the transportation displays this has it all. The displays and special gathering change often so you get a new experience each time you come. From Thomas the Tank Engine to the gorgeous...More

Thank Stephen H
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23 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.
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.
1 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