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Address: 193 Pennsylvania Ave 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

The state's first maintenance location for the railroad now houses...

The state's first maintenance location for the railroad now houses quite a museum

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Take the Family for a fun afternoon in the past

The Roundhouse is an excellent place for families to spend some time. Experience the old train cars, learn a bit of railroad history and tour them first hand. No cost, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Shoreview, Minnesota, United States
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We did a local beer and history event here. We hadn't known this place was here. It's good if you like trains. They have a ways to go for improving it.

Thank Deb F
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Roundhouse is an excellent place for families to spend some time. Experience the old train cars, learn a bit of railroad history and tour them first hand. No cost, but donations will be greatly accepted if so inclined. For any train buffs, this is not to be missed.

Thank SailinggirlMinnesota
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Went on a Saturday, hard to get to with road construction, but worth it because I got to spend time with my train-loving father. Had some great restored trains and cars, went on the caboose ride. Toured the restoration area and spent some time with the really great blacksmiths. The blacksmith was a big hit with my 11 year old.... More 

2 Thank torjob
West Fargo, North Dakota
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My husband is wild about trains and this is a great place. We rode the caboose and had a docent led tour of the area where they reconstruct the old engines and refurbish the rail cars, all by volunteers. They even have a blacksmith shop on the grounds built with the blacksmithing guild to provide a learning space to keep... More 

2 Thank RhondafromND
Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Visited here in the afternoon, before going to see Garrison Keillor downtown at the Fitzgerald Theater. There isn't a lot of stuff on display museum-style, but there are a number of interactive things. These include a sort of locomotive simulator, where you can sit at a control panel like a real locomotive and operate the controls, while looking at a... More 

1 Thank Candace S
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The museum is quite informational on the height of the stream engines. Many original train cars to walk through and appreciate the transporation of the past. Interesting artifacts and photographs to view. Kids will like the 10 minute train ride down the tracks. Good family fun (for 90 minutes) and close to Banada Square's train museum.

1 Thank mary16504
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Jackson Street Roundhouse is awesome and our grandsons love it. It took us a while to get there because the main road to the roundhouse is under construction but after we arrived we were delighted with everything the museum has to offer. We got to ride on a real train, see amazing old trains that had been lovingly restored... More 

1 Thank 7ContinentsExplored
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

The museum was set up really nice, didn't have to worry about the kids falling or jumping off of display trains. There were several areas for the kids to play with train toy sets and a simulated train conductor experience. The museum was rather warm, so I'm assuming they have no air conditioning. The staff was very friendly and helpful.... More 

4 Thank seewisconsin
Manorville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Easy to find. Staff was very helpful. Exhibits were not massive - just enough to give you a good idea of the rail experience. Open spaces, not cramped, although the lighting could have been a little better. Outside there were different rail cars waiting to be restored. Make sure you look at the old Greyhound buses - can't go in... More 

2 Thank Bill E
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A bit pricey $34 for two adults and a child), but goes to a good cause, maintaining irreplaceable artifacts of railroad history. A short ride in a vintage caboose is included as part of the tour. Good background of transportation in the Twin Cities. Like to see more of the vintage cars stored in the yard as well as more... More 

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