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Twin City Model Railroad Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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MODEL TRAINS FOR ALL AGES

Great volunteer staff here and the model train layouts are very well done with a lot of hands on... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Robert M
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Darby, Pennsylvania
Trip to the Minnesota model train museum

I like the ideas of hands on experience for young children, instead of saying do not touch. The... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2019
Bambang S
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Visit us at our new location! Children 4 and under FREE! Explore the history of trains in the Twin Cities as well as the hobby of modal railroading through interactive layouts in all scales and sizes! Interpretive panels tell the story of model...more
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668 Transfer Rd, Suite 8, Saint Paul, MN 55114-1431
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great volunteer staff here and the model train layouts are very well done with a lot of hands on things for adults and kids alike to get the trains rolling. Good historical exhibits on the evolution of model railroading and it's heyday after WWII until...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

I like the ideas of hands on experience for young children, instead of saying do not touch. The various model train sizes that are on display is amazing. Maybe one day you can have a real train.

Date of experience: March 2019
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BrandonJutz, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2019

Thanks for visiting our museum and for taking the time to write a review!

Reviewed December 18, 2018

This wonderful place has trains for the serious hobbyist, trains from Germany (Marklin), old Lionel trains and many working layouts. Kids can run many of them which is fun. The could probably use a little more help in terms of keeping things running but this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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brandonj377, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2018

Thank you for visiting and for leaving a review! Sorry that you came across a few train wrecks. Maintenance is a 24/7 activity at the museum - some of these trains are over 70 years old!

Reviewed November 15, 2018

I am in my second childhood and my granddaughter is in her first...we both loved the museum. People were very nice. The detail and layouts intrigued me very much, and the museum was more than ready to entertain and teach the children. Close enough to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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brandonj377, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2018

We are so glad to hear you had a wonderful time. We love it when multiple generations can come together over such a fun hobby!

Reviewed November 10, 2018

There are a ton of great things about the Museum. First is that their largest layout is in O Scale. Most others are in HO or N, and you can really see the details and appreciate their details at this larger scale. Also, it is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank James C
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Hi James! Thanks for your great review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. The Ray Norton Library is definitely an amazing resource for anyone interested in trains.

Reviewed October 21, 2018

The real genius here is two-fold: 1) operating layouts of all gauges - z, n, ho, s, o, and g. 2) it's extremely kid-friendly. Lots of buttons to press to make the trains go and accessories to operate. Most are kid level to see, too....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thank you Terry for your wonderful review! You'll be happy to hear that a larger HO layout is in the works! We are fundraising for that effort currently.

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I have visited here 4 times with my granddaughter . She liked it even when she was just 2 years old. Now she is turning 3 and lives it even more. There are many types of trains surrounded by detailed interesting scenes that change seasonally....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We also are happy to hear that you are a repeat visitor!!! Our all-volunteer staff definitely LOVE trains and we are happy to share the hobby with all our visitors.

Reviewed September 3, 2018

I enjoyed my visit to the museum. This was my first trip to the new location. I had been to the old location several times. This location is perfect for a train museum right next to a railroad tracks and just up the road from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steven S
Reviewed July 21, 2018

If you are into vintage gear (Lionel etc), this place is for you. If you have a toddler who would like to run & control trains, there are about 3 such layouts. If you seek to see a convincing model railway with realistic scenery &...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Our 4,000 square foot O Scale layout depicts the Twin Cities in the 1940's and 50's complete with hand maid scale models of buildings and other landmarks from that era. Sorry we didn't have any sound equipped trains running that day. We are in the...More

Reviewed July 14, 2018

This I sent a speciality museum run by dedic dedicated volunteers who love model trains. There is enough hands on activity to engage small kids.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Heather R
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write a review!

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