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Minnesota Transportation Museum

Address: 193 Pennsylvania Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN 55101
Phone Number: 651 228 0263
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Ranked #26 of 50 Attractions in Saint Paul
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Our library too a bus to this attraction, it was so popular we had to add another bus. Many of our patrons stated it was one of the best trips we had scheduled. It is run by volunteers, all the people who led our tours, set up tables, showed people around were train enthusiasts. They made the visit and trains... More 

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Goodhue, MN
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Our son never wants to leave this place! They have several train tables available for kids to play on. There are train cars and engines that kids of all ages can play in and inspect. On Saturdays, they have free train rides with paid entry.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 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! The round house is an extra special treat. If you volunteer, you may get a behind the scene tour where you can see dozens of volunteers painstakingly restoring... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The name is a little misleading. There is little to nothing about transportation in this museum except for trains. It is a train museum. The number of actifacts, and the amount of information is impressive. But I felt it was laid out poorly and many items not labeled or explained. We found little cases with stuff/info tucked into little nooks... More 

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New Richmond, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The transportation museum is a great place for kids to explore and move around. We saw a birthday party in progress and the kids were having a great time als.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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125 reviews 125 reviews
82 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I first brought my son here when he was 3 or 4 and we just went back at 14 years old and he still enjoyed it. There are lots of trains kids can climb in and around and some buses to tour. Very cool!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

A history of transportation modality is a history of social change, and thats invaluable. Not as big as I would have liked but the exhibits were very insightful.. A great way to study major influences on society from a pre-internet perspective, even better because you can feel the cold metal of a vehicle (why do you think guys like car... More 

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Champlin, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

My son's 3rd birthday is coming up and he loves trains. They started a new "Tots and Trains" event on Wednesday mornings! It was great! I wrote a blog review on it with pictures and stories- http://loveclothdiapers.blogspot.com/2012/03/minnesota-transportation-museum.html

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