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Spencer, North Carolina: NC Transportation Museum

60 acres of trains, planes, and automobiles. For an extra buck you can ride the old railroad turntable.

Address:
1 Samuel Spencer Drive, Spencer, NC
Directions:
I-85 exit 79. Drive west on Andrews St. for a little over a mile. Turn left at the stoplight onto Salisbury Ave. Drive one-third mile, then turn left into the museum.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 9-5, Su 12-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
704-636-2889
Admission:
Adults $6.
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Railroad turntable.

NC Transportation Museum

Large collection of railroad equipment and other transportation vehicles. Housed at the old Southern Railway shops. Includes a working turntable you can ride for a buck.

[Jim Kurish, 10/13/2020]

Giant old buildings on 60 acres house locomotives, a replica Wright Flyer, a DC-3 airliner, and North Carolina's 1949 Merci Train Boxcar. There's also a replica 1950s car dealership that displays the museum's automobiles.


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