The Virginia Museum of Transportation

This morning we went to the Virginia Transportation Museum in downtown Roanoke. It was fabulous! Roanoke has a huge train yard. We pass by it all the time and I thought today would be a great day to go. We packed lunches, as usual (can’t leave the house for more than an hour without food).


We wNt outside to have our snacks and saw many trains pass by us. They were very close. We could even wave to the engineer and they would wave back.



Then we played in the playground. It was so cute. Each piece was a mode of transportation: a helicopter, a bulldozer, a spaceship, and an old time car. It was very cute. Here are the kids on the helicopter and the spaceship. I actually got a picture with all three kids looking at the camera…practically a miracle.



We finally walked around and looked at all the trains, horse and buggies, old fire trucks and school buses, and an old race car. The kids loved the fire truck because they could climb on it. I was amazed by the size of the old diesel steam engine. It was enormous. Very impressive.

We spent three hours at the train museum and I am sure that we will return. It was worth every penny. A 10 out of 10!