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Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum

1021 Bandana Boulevard East #222, Saint Paul, MN 55108
(651) 647-9628
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Ranked #22 of 63 Attractions in Saint Paul
Type: Museums
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Just wanted to check it out and it was worth taking my 3 year old to.He loved it.Myself would not have went there myself, but if a person is into that sort of thing it is pretty neat. The staff was very helpful, and even will probably get my dads old train set out(its is more than likely 60 years... More

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Winnipeg
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I've reviewed this attraction before, but I didn't visit the place during the weekend, when they open up their other building. Yes, they have another building right across from their original site, and it has trains, trains and more trains! It is truly toy train heaven! I lost count of how many separate layouts they have in there. It's somewhere... More

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Williston, ND
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We liked the model display. The train display was huge. My son and I collect trains and thought they'd have more of the old train stuff for sales. We disliked the cost was a little high for the amount of time we spent there.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

My kids are train obsessed. So this was the perfect place to spend an afternoon. One building packed full of all sizes of running model trains. It will be a regular for our family.

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Twin Cities, MN, USA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This was the last night of the Night Trains run; it was my first time experiencing it. Loved it! There was a nice mix of simple and detailed displays, and even someone not overly familiar with model trains (like me) can enjoy everything. I also watched a mini train repair lesson from one of the volunteers - he was great... More

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Southern California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

If you love all the old Lionel toy trains than this place is for you. the people there are all volunteers, and they love what they are doing. They will take the time to spend with you and talk, and share all their knowledge... and they have a wealth of knowledge! It is not a real big place but we... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This place is magical! You are intantly taken back to childlike imagination while watching trains winding their way through elaborate settings. You want to peer into each car as it chugs on past. This is truly a remarkable creation of miniature reality. The adults are nearly as mesmerized (sometimes more so!) as the children! It is very near the Como... More

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Appleton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

My son and I went, he enjoyed it a lot, there is even a display of he city. We both realyy enjoyed doing this. Jops you enjoy to.

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Toronto, Canada
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249 reviews 249 reviews
84 attraction reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

There are two parts, the main "museum" and the Toy Train Division. The latter, in the neighboring building, is open only on Saturday and Sunday. But the price is the same when it's closed. So get both by going on a weekend. In fact the Toy Train part is at least twice as big. The difference is that it's a... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This Museum is full of trains and fun. It can bring out the kid in anyone. There are just so many things to touch, see and climb on. The volunteers are spectacular!

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