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Minnesota Transportation Museum

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For kids and adults

This is a wonderful spot for all ages of people that enjoy trains. Lots of vintage cars and engines... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Wandering963
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Educational and Fun!

We visit it several times a year taking our grandchildren to see and touch a wide variety of train... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
PTravelerH
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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193 Pennsylvania Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55130-4319
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a wonderful spot for all ages of people that enjoy trains. Lots of vintage cars and engines to walk through with tons of model trains and train related toys for kids. Also on Wednesday and Saturday there is a kids program with storytelling,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wandering963
Reviewed October 30, 2018

We visit it several times a year taking our grandchildren to see and touch a wide variety of train engines, cars and activities.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PTravelerH
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We planned a Minnesota State Fair vacation and looked for additional attractions to bolt onto our Twin Cities visit. We are really glad we put this one on the list! Housed in an old railroad maintenance roundhouse, the museum has a number of displays that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We went to the MTM on a hot Saturday afternoon. The place doesn't have AC which is kind of rough. However, there is a LOT of stuff to see here. We took the train ride which was really cool. My kids loved walking through the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

We went to the Transportation museum with grandchildren. What we thought would be an hour, turned into a fascinating half day of entertainment. The highlight was the travel in an old caboose down the track. The interactive displays are great for kids also. An unusual...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Arjun S
Reviewed January 9, 2018

From the outside, this place looks like a rundown building. But inside, there are many treasures to check out. I learned a great deal about transportation history. It's definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank europewithKellynRyan
Reviewed October 21, 2017

This is a good place, but a little different than the normal museum experience. What's good about it: indoor space (part of a railroad roundhouse just like the one in Thomas the Tank Engine) with several railcars of different varieties that you can walk through...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank pdwschmidt
Reviewed September 15, 2017

This is a great little museum. Housed in an actual Steam Engine roundhouse, there are enough exhibits and artifacts to keep both casual and hard core train enthusiasts occupied. A particular favorite is the train simulator housed in an actual locomotive cab.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Kurt S
Reviewed September 6, 2017

The authentic trains are on display and you can take a short 10 min. ride on the rails on a real train. Our grandson was in awe. It is just long enough for a little one. There are old train cars to wander through and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank jshake2016
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

Interesting to understand the impact of rail on our country's foundation. Volunteers are committed to making it a positive experience.

Date of experience: August 2017
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