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North Carolina Transportation Museum

411 S Salisbury Ave, Us 70, Spencer, NC 28159-2238
+1 704-636-2889
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles!

In its heyday, Spencer, NC, at the mid point of the north to south running Southern Railway line... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jeff P
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Charlotte, North Carolina
If you're into old trains, it's worth it. Cars, not so much.

It's really about 90% old trains, 10% cars, and 10% forgotten Piedmont Airlines. The roundhouse... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bernard C M
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  • Average10%
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“train ride” (103 reviews)
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 17:00
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411 S Salisbury Ave, Us 70, Spencer, NC 28159-2238
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+1 704-636-2889
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"polar express"
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"old cars"
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"gift shop"
in 38 reviews
"round house"
in 31 reviews
"train buffs"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
in 18 reviews
"easter bunny"
in 7 reviews
"cars and trucks"
in 5 reviews
"several buildings"
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"large building"
in 4 reviews
"north carolina"
in 19 reviews
"ticket office"
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"piedmont airlines"
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"all ages"
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"repair shop"
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"railroad history"
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Reviewed yesterday

In its heyday, Spencer, NC, at the mid point of the north to south running Southern Railway line, was home to Southern Railway's repair yard. The old rail yard and repair buildings now serve as the nucleus of the N.C. Transportation Museum which not only...More

Thank Jeff P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's really about 90% old trains, 10% cars, and 10% forgotten Piedmont Airlines. The roundhouse, turntable, and massive building where engines and train cars were repaired are pretty cool, lots of history in there. The few cars scattered about here and there have little in...More

Thank Bernard C M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to go to Spencer NC for several years but my health got in the way. So i said to myself better now then never. I stayed in a hotel in Charlotte NC and drive the extra miles up to Spencer on Friday 18th...More

Thank itellitlikeitis
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

I wasn't expecting much but if you love seeing a bunch of really cool old trains, cars and planes, this is a great stop!

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

60 acres, huge doundhousd, trains and cars of all types. Beautiful displays inside and out, all from Southern Railroad giving land to State of North Carolina. Roundhouse is awesome and displays of trains, planes, cars, trucks and farm and fire equipment. Loved the Seaboard Coast...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We went there with our 2 kids (12 month old and a 3 year old). We liked it but I think the kids need to be a little older to fully enjoy it. Both loved the train ride but were not that into any other...More

Thank Kseniya G
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We spent 2-3 hours here since we are interested in trains. The round house is quite large and well set up. The exhibit hall has a variety of things- fire trucks, cars, buggies, trucks, and a model train layout. There was not much explanation or...More

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

My son and his family were visiting from NY state and we were looking for things to do with their 4 grade school children. So, we planned a trip to Spencer to the train museum. I've been here before and liked it so I though...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Purchased tickets for both of us 2 hrs before arriving that included admission & train ride for noon departure. Arrived at 11:30, went to ticket counter, told them we'd bought tickets in advance & the girl told us to go outside to "will call" tent....More

Thank LovingNC19
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

If you like trains and things that move, this is the place for you. they have train rides, a train museums in the old round house, ride on the turntable, static displays of cars and trains. they have many special days here where the offer...More

Thank besjjs
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wildcatwinecoff36
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.
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lynncotton2000
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.
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bob13garand
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
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