Fodor's Expert Review Virginia Museum of Transportation

Roanoke Museum/Gallery

Near Market Square, just a short stroll along the Railwalk, the Virginia Museum of Transportation has the largest collection of diesel and steam locomotives in the country—not surprising, considering that Roanoke got its start as a railroad town and was once the headquarters of the Norfolk & Western railroad. The dozens of original train cars and engines, some of which can be boarded and many built here in town, include a massive nickel-plate locomotive—just one of the many holdings that constitute an unabashed display of civic pride. The sprawling model-train and miniature-circus setups please young and old alike.

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303 Norfolk Ave. SW
Roanoke, Virginia  24016, United States


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Rate Includes: $8, Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–5

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