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Minnesota Transportation Museum

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Address: 193 Pennsylvania Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55130-4319
Phone Number: +1 651-228-0263
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Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Hidden treasure--wonderful treat for toddlers and families

Although I have lived in Saint Paul for 20 years, I only recently discovered this jewel of a place. Went as family with out two and a half year old--it's a real treat. Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bernard L
Saint Paul
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Saint Paul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I have lived in Saint Paul for 20 years, I only recently discovered this jewel of a place. Went as family with out two and a half year old--it's a real treat. Great experience and highly recommended. Nice ride in old caboose, great model railroads (several different sets, and hands on for children). The docents are retired and really... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took our two grandchildren to this museum ages 7 & 12. They really enjoyed the interactive exhibits. We spent almost 3 hours wandering throughout the train cars and displays. We also got to tour the workshop where they were rebuilding train cars and locomotives.

Thank DickBobG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Really amazing tour. Interactive for the kids and the enthusiasm of the volunteers was so special. You are on the actual historical site where the trains came and went from over 100 years ago. You are able to listen to many retired train employees share their personal history... Which they do consistently with reflections of fond personal memories. The docents... More 

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Pinckney, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I loved this museum I wish I lived closer. I went though the museum witch is not that large but still enjoyable. Then took a ride on a caboose. Afterwards I got talking to a couple blacksmiths for a least a hour very enjoyable would love to do it again. It really made me interested in learning more about the... More 

Thank Matt C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

I have spent many hours here with my kids and we love it. The Valentines weekend event was delightful. Great music, interesting behind-the-scenes tour and a really fun, unique way to celebrate Valentine's Day with my sweetie

Thank TannerMing
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

To start the review, I must say that I love transportation. So much so I work for a public transit company. I was excited to come here. However, I found it to be just an okay experience. The round house exhibit is geared to children and all the children were having a grand time! There were numerous train equipment in... More 

Thank Ryan A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

It is a little chilly in the building, so wear a jacket. Bring your camera or smartphone to take pictures. The volunteers there are wonderful. We had a sweet older gentleman, dressed as an engineer, take us all around and show us all there was to do for the kids. He even took us to the restoration room, where we... More 

Thank Tracy R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We just happened to be driving past this site and decided to stop by on a whim. Are we ever glad we did. The crowd was small, the staff was helpful and the displays were great. I would not hesitate to return and to also recommend the museum to friends.

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Dunnellon, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

The MTM is located in a old roundhouse. The collection includes various examples of rolling stock and several engines. The only disappointment was that there was very little prominence given to steam. We saw two locomotives housed in an off limits shed and one locomotive dismantled and stripped to the firebox and boiler. The museum admission included a tour of... More 

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Roseville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The Jackson Street Roundhouse between I35E and Jackson St. on Pennsylvania Ave. is a great place to go through old trains with dining cars, sleepers, etc. Many types of trains. Only open Wed., Sat., & Sun. because it's run by volunteers. On Sat. & Sun. you can ride a train, but it's weather dependent in winter. Our 18 mo. old... More 

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