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Minnesota Transportation Museum

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Address: 193 Pennsylvania Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN 55101
Phone Number: 651 228 0263
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Very Pleasant Surprise

We just happened to be driving past this site and decided to stop by on a whim. Are we ever glad we did. The crowd was small, the staff was helpful and the displays were great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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English first
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64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We just happened to be driving past this site and decided to stop by on a whim. Are we ever glad we did. The crowd was small, the staff was helpful and the displays were great. I would not hesitate to return and to also recommend the museum to friends.

Thank BuckyBadgeragogo
Dunnellon, Florida
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The MTM is located in a old roundhouse. The collection includes various examples of rolling stock and several engines. The only disappointment was that there was very little prominence given to steam. We saw two locomotives housed in an off limits shed and one locomotive dismantled and stripped to the firebox and boiler. The museum admission included a tour of... More 

1 Thank Jack S
Roseville, Minnesota
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The Jackson Street Roundhouse between I35E and Jackson St. on Pennsylvania Ave. is a great place to go through old trains with dining cars, sleepers, etc. Many types of trains. Only open Wed., Sat., & Sun. because it's run by volunteers. On Sat. & Sun. you can ride a train, but it's weather dependent in winter. Our 18 mo. old... More 

Thank M M
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

Thank KateBens
Goodhue, MN
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank Tuesdayshaw
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

Thank Hannah3Banana
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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 

2 Thank oceansoul39
New Richmond, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank Deanna C
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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137 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 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!

1 Thank mageestillh2o
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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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 

Thank Bob B

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