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Saint Louis - Museum of Transportation

2933 Barrett Station Road

Museum History
The Museum was founded in 1944 by a group of historically minded citizens who had acquired the mule-drawn streetcar "Bellefontaine."

In 1948, the Transport Museum Association (TMA) incorporated as a non-profit educational organization to better serve the financial and volunteer needs of the Museum. Land was acquired on Barrett Station in St. Louis County, along the right-of-way of the historic Missouri Pacific Railroad, and over the years, the mule-drawn streetcar was joined by hundreds of other significant exhibits.

On September 1, 1979, the St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation formally assumed the operation and development of the Museum, accepting it as a gift from the original founders in February 1984. Today, its mission is 'to be the leader in protecting and interpreting North America's transportation heritage.'


Jeremy B

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018
This place is excellent, so much to see! Many, many trains to climb on and explore in. The trains are displayed outside and can get pretty warm in the summer, but some of the trains are under a canopy which helps cut the heat. There is also a display of cars inside of an air conditioned building. This is a fun place to cool off and hang out for a while. The main building has a lot of great history and displays to explore. It is quite a walk from the main building to the trains, but luckily they have a shuttle that runs back and forth. The kids will love this as much as seeing and exploring the trains. There is also a large tug boat you can climb around in, but aren't allowed to go inside. Fun time!

Sam Klein

Monday, March 12, 2018
Went on a chilly day where most extra activities were closed but my son and cousins had an exciting time seeing and going in some awesome historic trains. I had fun too. If you kid likes Thomas or Dinosaur Train then you must go.

Tanya Taillon

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018
This place is amazing! The model trains in the building are so cool! Take the time to do a tour of the trains. I wish I could remember our guides name; he was fantastic! You get to go through a train that you can only see if you are on the tour.

Evan Carlyle

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Great place, love to go and see trains and I can show off my knowledge to friends... I always look forward to visiting and always want to come back. They have some trains that are hidden though... The daylight 4460 is hidden in accomandated personnel area and you can only see it when you ask, but you are allowed to go back there if you ask. Staff is very freindy and are willing to give you extra info. 5 stars!

Kripa Patel

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
I recently bought a year long membership! The kids play area is great for toddlers! The ride on train is also fun! They have a cafe and gift shop. The staff I have interacted with have all been very friendly and helpful! Thanks!

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