In Roanoke, there is a Transportation museum – not too big, but a decent size in an old train station. They had a working model train, a section with old cars like the Studebaker, Herbie the Love Bug, and some other cars from movies, and a train section. It was neat to be able to go out to the train yard to see the trains up close. Ones that have been renovated, and some that are in the process.
Added Note: actually there was one small plane they were rebuilding in another section, but it was blocked off 🙂
Virginia Museum of Transportation: http://vmt.org/