History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Learn from the past with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $8 for two admissions (up to a $16 value)
- $15 for four admissions (up to a $32 value)
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Although closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter Sunday, the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Virginia Museum of Transportation
In the 1850s, the Norfolk & Western Railway made its way to Big Lick, Virginia, transforming the sleepy town into a locomotive hub of the south. The Virginia Museum of Transportation walks visitors through this industrial change with its historic steam and diesel engines, cabooses, model trains, and rail collection, which features more than 50 pieces of rolling stock, including some of the most advanced Roanoke-made steam engines ever built in the Norfolk & Western Class J-611 and Class A-1218. Railway exhibits recount the exploits of the industry’s most renowned names and provide an opportunity for visitors to hop aboard an actual diesel locomotive and complain loudly about the lack of complimentary peanuts. Additional engine-powered attractions include a century’s worth of automobiles and the recently reopened Wings Over Virginia Aviation Gallery collection.
It was great to see massive, historic trains from within as well as from the rails.Benjamin K, TripAdvisor, 1/30/12
The large locomotives were very impressive.Dave4646, TripAdvisor, 11/5/12
303 Norfolk Ave. SW
Roanoke, Virginia 24016