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Address: 668 Transfer Rd, Suite 8, Saint Paul, MN 55114-1431
Phone Number: +1 651-647-9628
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Visit us at our new location! Children 5 and under FREE! Explore the...

Visit us at our new location! Children 5 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 railroading along with many collections of toy trains. Little engineers will enjoy playing with the Thomas wooden and electric layouts while visitors of all ages will love the incredibly detailed toy train layouts!

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Excellent - Hope they keep the admission price low

The various railroad clubs that have displays have done a great job making model railing interesting to the enthusiast and the novice. There are several hands on displays for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lydiakzoo
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The various railroad clubs that have displays have done a great job making model railing interesting to the enthusiast and the novice. There are several hands on displays for young kids and the young at heart and several hands off lay outs for the true enthusiast. The museum is finishing moving to this new location, so we all paid the... More 

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Thank Lydiakzoo
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of our museum! While our rates are going back up now that we have moved into our new museum space we hope to continue offering family rates and other discounts in the future. For now though, we have to pay off old leases, build out our new space with exciting and interactive exhibits and... More 

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111 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The folks of this club has done as great job modeling different parts of Minnesota from the Twin Cities to the northwoods. There is also lots of other railroad related items to also see.

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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! The museum is definitely a labor of love for our volunteers and we are glad you enjoyed your experience! More 

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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

My 5 year old loved it 20 years ago and yours will love it tomorrow. The scenery is a delight and the trains are running running running!

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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! Ome visit us at our new location starting May 14th! More 

Minnesota
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Great place to take the little ones who love all things trains! Lets their imagination grow. Easy to get to and park and a nice inexpensive way to spend a cold day or rainy day.

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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for our kind review. Please come and join us in April when we re-open in our new location! More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

A very fun place to see train history. Very well put together collection of active train displays. Intersting and interactive for both kids and adults. A fun time for sure.

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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. Please come and join us in April when we re-open in our new location! More 

Stillwater, Minnesota
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45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

My wife surprised me with a visit here. ( I love trains) and we got there a little late but still had fun. Plan on a couple hours at least and more time if it's summer time. We went in the bitter cold of January and rode the train but I could've walked around outside for a long time if... More 

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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. Unfortunately it sounds like you didn't visit us - but rather the Jackson Street Roundhouse. While we'd love to let you ride our trains - they are all scale models! Please come and join us in April when we re-open in our new location! More 

Farmington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a great venue to bring your family if your kids (including those 30+ ones too!) Love trains. It is highly recommended going after dark during th Holiday season as the trains are themed and lit up with Holiday lights and messages. You can even stop in and see Santa during specified times. It is very popular this time... More 

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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Jason, thanks for your visit to the museum and your great review! We hope to see you back again soon! More 

Maple Grove, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

My dad, myself and my son (3) went to the museum today and had a great time. The detail put into these model cities was incredible. On the walls were vintage city photographs depicting the rail lines years ago and the model did a great job replicating that. My son was able to also play with trains hands-on in one... More 

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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of the museum! We are glad you had a great trip to see the layouts and play with the trains. Come back and visit again soon! More 

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81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My 4 year old grandson who is a big time train fan and I spent the morning at the museum. We had a wonderful time and he really enjoyed the size and variety of the layouts. Of course his favorite part was the layout where he could operate the train. A very enjoyable morning

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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you had a great experience. We hope to see you again soon! More 

St Paul, Minnesota USA
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We took our young grandson here today and was very surprised at just how wonderful this place is !....If you are a resident of St. Paul or Mpls ..you will have an even greater appreciation for the time and thought that went into building this.. It took over five years to build it to what it contains today, and continues... More 

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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the museum! We have been in the Twin Cities since 1934 and hope to bring joy to kids of all ages for another 81 years! More 

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