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WEB EXCLUSIVE! 10 more transportation museums

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1.) B&O Railroad Museum

Baltimore, Md.

Set on a National Historic Site, the 40-acre museum offers educational exhibits, antique train cars and seasonal train rides.

2.) Connecticut Trolley Museum
East Windsor, Conn.

See how streetcars looked from the 1890s to the 1950s

Experience a ride on a different streetcars from the 1890s to the 1950s at the museum. Exhibits alongside the streetcars teach about their uses and their time period.

3.) Great Plains Transportation Museum
Wichita, Ks.

The Kansas museum relives the time when trains were the only way to get to the Great Plains through interactive displays and historic railroad equipment and structures.

4.) Southern Arizona Transportation Museum
Tucson, Az.

Buildings from the former Southern Pacific Railroad Depot have a 1940s architectural style to house the museum’s train exhibits and Southern Pacific Locomotive #1673, which began its career as a coal burner in 1900.

5.) Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village

Dearborn, Mich.

The large indoor and outdoor history museum complex was founded by famed automobile industrialist Henry Ford. In the museum, he helped start the preservation of artifacts heralding the Industrial Revolution and other transportation-themed items, such as JFK’s presidential limousine and the Wright Brothers’ bicycle shop. The museum also contains an IMAX theater, race cars and Henry Ford’s birthplace.

6.) New York Transit Museum
Brooklyn, N.Y.

The largest museum in the country dedicated to urban public transportation history, delves into the cultural, social and technological history of public transportation.

7.) Cheyenne Depot Museum
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Inside a 1929 Art Deco lobby, the museum explores how Cheyenne’s establishment came as a result of the Transcontinental Railroad. Other interactive exhibits tell the history of the Union Pacific Railroad and the Cheyenne Depot, which still has its passenger subway intact.

8.) R.E. Olds Transportation Museum
Lansing, Mich.

Automobiles ranging from classic buggies to the more futuristic-looking cars highlight a century of automobile innovation.

9.) Indiana Transportation Museum
Noblesville, Ind.

Ride on a historic railway after examining the museum’s historic pieces of locomotive equipment, such as passenger coaches, freight cars and cabooses.

10.) Travel Town Museum
Los Angeles, Calif.

This museum preserves the Long Beach Line of streetcar service that once were a familiar site in Los Angeles. Visit the museum for train rides, docent tours and other exhibits on forgotten forms of transportation.