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Mid-Continent Railway Museum

West Walnut Street, North Freedom, WI 53951
800-930-1385; 608-522-4261
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Type: Specialty Museums
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Since I like trains this was a place to visit. The people who run the train are all trained volunteers since this is considered a working railroad. These folks were willing to answer questions and talk about the original purpose of this railroad. The inside and outside museum was fantastic! This is a great place for families to experience riding... More

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Richfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My father is a railroad enthusiast. He hasn't been able to get around well lately. He recently got a electric wheelchair and one of the first stops on his first trip out of the house in years was this train ride. There was a group of 19 who went along with him. Everyone we met was accommodating, friendly and helpful.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Well, me and my family went to this place, we hated it, it sounded like it was going to fall apart the whole time and it was sooooo hot out and even though these trains are old, it was so hot in the train and we were sweating our butts off and the train went to slow. The only thing... More

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The train ride was informative, educational, and very relaxing. First time for my husband and I on a train ride and we enjoyed it. My mother in law joined us for the ride and loved the history of the train. We had great folks who answered all of our questions. Thank you for keeping history alive!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Unexpectedly quiet destination on a holiday weekend. All exhibits are free except for the train ride, which we didn't do. Indoor and outdoor cars and engines. The volunteers working in the yard were very helpful in answering our questions about interesting equipment we weren't familiar with (very large snowblower/plow). Restored equipment indoors with nice descriptions of the equipment. Other equipment... More

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Zionsville, Indiana
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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We rode the snow train and paid a few extra dollars to sit in the caboose. It was really fun even though you don't go very far, nor very fast. The train is really well restored and the staff of volunteers does an amazing job of loading, unloading and answering questions. The kids all seemed to have a great time,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We had a wonderful time at the museum. It was the first time for my son in law and grandson. They explored all the trains in the train yard. My grandson loved the train ride. His eyes were wide open when the train started to move. Great family attraction for young and old.

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Dousman, Wisconsin
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50 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

It was a great experience which we would highly recommend to anyone with children or even those without. Love your old museum, interesting information of the area. Easy to find and not far from Baraboo,Wi or the Wisconsin Dells.

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Stonewall, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went on this ride because we were hoping for some scenic views, but we were sadly mistaken. The train didn't move very fast but it also seemed to pass by the same things over and over. We saw many farmers fields and that was pretty much it. Our kids enjoyed it but it would have been nice to see... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We arrived just in time to catch a train leaving the depot. It was really fun at first...until my son looked at me and said "does it go any faster?" We didn't go very fast. I didn't ask why. Perhaps the cars were old and couldn't handle it. Maybe we couldn't due to the road crossings. Oh well... Once we... More

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