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Mid-Continent Railway Museum

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Address: West Walnut Street, North Freedom, WI 53951
Phone Number: 800-930-1385; 608-522-4261
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Very nice Rail museum

This is a very nice rail museum I learned a lot about the history of the American railroads and they have a nice write up on everything in the museum that you can take home with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice rail museum I learned a lot about the history of the American railroads and they have a nice write up on everything in the museum that you can take home with you. The train ride was fun even though it was just ride a few miles up the track and back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had so much fun at this museum. We took the train ride and sat in the caboose! My 4 and 6 year old could not stop talking about it. We will definitely return.

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Houston, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The museum of old passenger cars and Badger 2, the fish hatchery rail car, is truly for train buffs. There are so many old cars on site that are somewhere in the process of restoration, that some day in the future there will be far more to see. The train ride of about 1 hour is fun, although there isn't... More 

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Foristell, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you love trains put this one on your agenda! Great place to visit and see some old trains and cars. The train ride is not that great but the money goes to restoring these old things and that's a good reason to go on it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This ended up being pretty fun! My 3-year-old son really liked seeing all the old "Steamies", but in the end I think we only needed about 15 minutes to go through the museum portion of this attraction. The train ride itself was neat, but a little on the boring side for me. It was out in the country surrounded by... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I went on a cold, snowy day. In the little shack by the rail crossing, there was a coal stove burning away inside - and actual, honest to goodness coal stove. As I walked around the site I could smell the burning coal, the oils and steam from the trains that were up and running that day, and the sound... More 

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Rock Springs, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Interesting and well kept, especially for a small town museum. Take the train ride! Friendly friendly folks. The young man who was our assistant conductor had real passion for trains. The dining tour is cost prohibitive for most though. Its a shame, because I'm sure more folks would take advantage of it.

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was a great little gem - especially so if you have any interest whatsoever in trains. The goal of the museum is recreate an operating short line railroad from the late 1800 - early 1900 time frame. They've done a great job. The equipment they've restored is as good as I've seen anywhere and these are really old pieces... More 

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was really neat to see the old trains that have been restored. Riding on a real train made my sons day. Nice picnic area to eat lunch at after our ride.

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Overall, a great trip with the kids. All put on by volunteers who are so knowledgeable about the different trains, both from the historical side and technical side. We visited on a day with gorgeous weather in mid-May, which really made it a hit. We spent about 45 minutes before the ride looking at the restored cars outside and a... More 

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Address: West Walnut Street, North Freedom, WI 53951
Phone Number: 800-930-1385; 608-522-4261
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  North Freedom

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