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Texas Transportation Museum

Neighbourhood: Northeast San Antonio
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Address: 11731 Wetmore Rd, San Antonio, TX 78247
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+1 210-490-3554
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09:00 - 15:00
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Fri 09:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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This museum houses a collection of motor vehicles ranging from fire engines...

This museum houses a collection of motor vehicles ranging from fire engines to chuck wagons.

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Interesting Collection of Historic Trains and Vehicles

We were staying at a hotel near the airport and looking for something to do on a cool drizzly morning. The museum was close by and easy to access via Wurzbach Pkwy. and Wetmore... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
CrankingChick
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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611 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 620 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at a hotel near the airport and looking for something to do on a cool drizzly morning. The museum was close by and easy to access via Wurzbach Pkwy. and Wetmore Rd. This is not a slick, high-tech museum; it is a collection of historic vehicles lovingly maintained and shared by volunteers and clubs of enthusiasts. It's... More 

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Apple Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I was wasting time while on a flight delay in San Antonio, when I happened on the museum. Even though it was sprinkling, I forked over the $8 to walk around. I thought it was kind of fun, my Grandfather would have loved it (he worked on a mail car).

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Thank Kenneth D
Ocean View, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

My child recently moved to San Antonio, work brought me there and as we hadn't seen the kid's new place I suggested my wife join me, so we extended the bsuiness trip into a mini-vacation. On the way to dinner the second night, we saw a sign pointing to the museum and being a train nut the last day before... More 

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Thank Chimesboss
San Antonio, Texas
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This place is neat but not very big. We just wanted to check it out. If you have an hour to an hour and a half you can see everything and ride the train. It costs $8 per adult to get in. They offer discount to active duty military, retired, and senior citizens. Nice little place to bring kids if... More 

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Thank Qness47
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

This is a fun little place! My kids enjoyed the train ride and getting to see all of the neat rain memorabilia. Could use some updating but staff was friendly and informative!

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Thank Kirsten B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

If you like trains this is a great place to spend a day. Good photographic opportunities off the beaten track.

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Thank John V
MN & FL
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

I have been to many railroad museums around the country. This one had been let go a little bit, but much is being done to get it back to its former glory. Definitely worth a look.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a great time at the Texas Transportation Museum in San Antonio. It's amazing that this was treasure has been there for more than 50 years and ran completely with volunteers.we enjoyed going through the trains. Checking out the model trains and the cool old cars. The kids will love it even if the grown-ups dont.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

For the person who likes trains, or the kid who is fascinated. There is something for them both. Prices are a little high, but you could forget about it with the fun you are having.

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Mason,
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Happened to go on a weekend with free admission because of the Model-T exhibit. My 3 year old loved the model trains and the ride on the real train. It appeared that several of the exhibits were being re-done (like the garden train) while we were there. Staff were all very friendly and passionate about what they do.

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