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Address: 193 Pennsylvania Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55130-4319
Phone Number: 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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The state's first maintenance location for the railroad now houses quite a...

The state's first maintenance location for the railroad now houses quite a museum

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Great place to visit for the Railroad Buff!

Outstanding railroad museum, well worth seeing! The kids will love it. Don't forget to take a camera!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Outstanding railroad museum, well worth seeing! The kids will love it. Don't forget to take a camera!

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Thank TheTrainTraveler
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This transportation museum offers walk-through self guided tours into historic train cars. The employees are amazing, and provide a great amount of information regarding old steam engines. It is very kid friendly. They also have a small play area for younger children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We went on a Wednesday and they only do train rides on Saturday, so we had to do a light rail ride downtown afterwards, which was convenient. Not cheap to see the museum, but the docents are informative, helpful and obviously like kids. We got to ride the roundabout and pushed lots of button to see lights and hear sirens.... More 

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1 Thank UWRF
North Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I enjoyed this with my family..... my dad worked for the BN for over 50 years I loved going and seeing all the old trains and the history was very interesting..... I could sit and hear the stories of the different trains and see the way trains have changed over the years ...... A very exciting place.... all ran by... More 

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Thank Julia P
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

There are many to scale displays of working train displays in the old Roundhouse. The volunteers are well versed in the train information. Some of them are retired railroad conductors and engineers. It is a lot fun and a great place for all ages.

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1 Thank M G
Shoreview, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We did a local beer and history event here. We hadn't known this place was here. It's good if you like trains. They have a ways to go for improving it.

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Thank Deb F
Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Roundhouse is an excellent place for families to spend some time. Experience the old train cars, learn a bit of railroad history and tour them first hand. No cost, but donations will be greatly accepted if so inclined. For any train buffs, this is not to be missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Went on a Saturday, hard to get to with road construction, but worth it because I got to spend time with my train-loving father. Had some great restored trains and cars, went on the caboose ride. Toured the restoration area and spent some time with the really great blacksmiths. The blacksmith was a big hit with my 11 year old.... More 

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West Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My husband is wild about trains and this is a great place. We rode the caboose and had a docent led tour of the area where they reconstruct the old engines and refurbish the rail cars, all by volunteers. They even have a blacksmith shop on the grounds built with the blacksmithing guild to provide a learning space to keep... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Visited here in the afternoon, before going to see Garrison Keillor downtown at the Fitzgerald Theater. There isn't a lot of stuff on display museum-style, but there are a number of interactive things. These include a sort of locomotive simulator, where you can sit at a control panel like a real locomotive and operate the controls, while looking at a... More 

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