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Champlain Valley Transportation Museum

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If you like cars, this is the place for you. There are also toy trains and cars and fire engines... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Montreal, Canada
Informative & Interesting

What an excellent tour and perfect rainy day activity! Our tour guide, Rob, was full of fun facts... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
New York
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12 Museum Way, Plattsburgh, NY 12903
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like cars, this is the place for you. There are also toy trains and cars and fire engines. Most of all, by learning about each vehicle....you will learn about history and sociology and more. Our tour guide Jim was terrific. He told great...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What an excellent tour and perfect rainy day activity! Our tour guide, Rob, was full of fun facts about not only the different forms of transportation we were seeing but about the local area/history. Super informative and much more than we could have ever expected...More

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c0rvette69, General Manager at Champlain Valley Transportation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words. Rob has been a volunteer at the Museum for many years, and enjoys helping us out. Most often, he is accompanied by his sweet dog, Ginney, who helps us greet visitors when he is giving tours. I am glad...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I toured this museum with my 12-year-old daughter. Our guide was Jim, who allowed my daughter to climb into the cars, which kept her eyes from glazing over with the mechanical and historical stuff (which I find interesting). Friendly and home to some truly beautiful...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We have been to several car museums, but always were self guided. This transportation museum is a guided tour and is filled with so much information. Loved the tour.

1  Thank Carol K
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We traveled from indiana to visit the museum. When we went for a tour today we were only charged $7.50 per guest. The tour went on for almost 2 hours! The tour guide was very knowledgeable! The items on display are priceless! Some of the...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Based on other reviews, I dragged my family to the museum. They were VERY impressed. My husband and boys had a myriad of questions that were answered in depth by an extremely knowledge tour guide. I would say it was one of the best tours...More

1  Thank family521
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Great place to visit. Guide was very knowledgable and interesting. Great collection of cars. Model car room was also interesting. Enjoyed train section.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Guide was a 74 year old male who was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer questions. Vehicles, boats, bikes, cameras, 1000+die cast & model vehicles, etc. 2 buildings of the former military base are full of items to see. Tour...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

What a great experience. Wonderful collection. Loved the antique bicycles. Tour guide was simply the best.

1  Thank Liane T
Reviewed 3 June 2018

We visited the museum yesterday and it was so entertaining and the knowledge of our guide so enriching! Me and my wife are classic US cars enthusiasts and it was worth the drive! We have been regular visitors of Plattsburgh and didn't know about this...More

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