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Minnesota Transportation Museum

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A Neat Train Museum, with Tours of Restoration Projects in Progress!

We planned a Minnesota State Fair vacation and looked for additional attractions to bolt onto our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Midland, Michigan
Pretty cool place to go

We went to the MTM on a hot Saturday afternoon. The place doesn't have AC which is kind of rough... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Otsego, Minnesota
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193 Pennsylvania Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55130-4319
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Reviewed August 26, 2017

This museum is a work in progress (they need donations!) but it's a great place to visit for kids and adults of all ages. We visited on a Saturday morning (open at 10am) in order to ride the caboose (~10 min trip forward/back on the...More

Thank jenncantravelon
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Great activitiy for your grandchildren, especially younger ones. We visited on Train Day and they had caboose rides, but any visit will have enough to keep your grandchildren busy for 2-3 hours.

Thank 2-Lane-Traveler
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