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The Virginia Museum of Transportation fires the imagination! Climb aboard decades-old steam locomotives while watching modern trains zoom by on active mainline tracks. Located in downtown Roanoke’s century-old freight station, the museum includes an extensive collection of steam, diesel, and electric locomotives and other types of rail cars. The pride of the Rail Yard are two of the most advanced steam locomotives ever built, the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 and Class A 1218. Other visitor favorites include model trains, automotive and aviation exhibits, buggies, a trolley bus, and a Jupiter Rocket. The museum store is a great source for hard-to-find transportation-related toys, books, DVDs and gifts. After your visit, stroll along the Railwalk toward Roanoke’s Farmers’ Market to watch more trains and enjoy hands-on exhibits about Roanoke’s rail history.

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  • Directions: Conveniently located in Downtown Roanoke, Virginia just minutes from Interstate 81 on I-581/220 South. Look for the long building with the Jupiter Rocket beside it on one end.
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  • Admission Rates: Adults $10; Seniors (60+) $8; Children (3-11) $6; Children under three are free
  • Sunday Hours: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Monday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Holidays Closed: New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
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  • Credit Card Types Accepted: VISA, Mastercard
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  • Handicap Accessible: The circus exhibit on the second floor and locomotive cabs are accessible by stairs only
  • Additional Information: Roanoke City admissions tax not included. Group rates and guided group tours are available when booked in advance. Please call two weeks ahead: 540-342-5670.
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  • DescriptionLocated in Roanoke’s historic freight station. (6 meeting rooms, 23,805 square feet)
  • Exhibits0
  • Largest Room10000
  • Total Sq. Ft.23805
  • Reception Capacity0
  • Theatre Capacity0
  • Villas0
  • Banquet Capacity0
  • Number of Rooms6
  • Booths0
  • Suites0
  • Classroom Capacity0
  • Sleeping Rooms0
Board Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 730
Navigation Station
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 475
Large Conference Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1600
Auto Gallery
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 10000
Aviation Gallery
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3660
Main Gallery
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3550