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Jackson Street Roundhouse

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Great for Young and Old Train Lovers!

We visited the Jackson Street Roundhouse with our 2 and 15 year old grandsons. Both loved the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Barbara S
Take your kids!

See trains and life before the 70s. Trains and more for the kids to see. It's an indoor activity... read more

Reviewed January 20, 2018
Steve D
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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The state's first maintenance location for the railroad now houses quite a museum
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193 Pennsylvania Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55130-4319
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Jackson Street Roundhouse with our 2 and 15 year old grandsons. Both loved the place for different reasons. The 2 year old loved riding the train in the yard and moving in and out of the cars. The 15 year old lived...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed January 20, 2018

See trains and life before the 70s. Trains and more for the kids to see. It's an indoor activity for winter,but plenty to see outside in summer. Looking for something to do with the little that you'll love too? This is it

Thank Steve D
Reviewed April 3, 2017

My wife and I attended the Jackson Street Roundhouse on the evening of 04/01/2017 to eat dinner in the Great Northern dining car and to see the play "The Ghost Train" by Arnold Ridley. In my opinion, the dinner (Champagne Chicken, butterflied shrimp, garlic mashed...More

2  Thank ic_geeps
Reviewed December 21, 2016

If you are a train-buff, this is a nice place to visit. Many original items to look at. If you go with a train-buff, grab a bench, read a book and relax.

Thank mamalulutoo
Reviewed September 13, 2016

This museum has a working, full size engine and caboose which you can take for a short ride. Also has a working blacksmith shop where they make the parts they need to repair their trains. A great and cheap place to visit.

Thank Ray D
Reviewed August 29, 2016

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

1  Thank TheTrainTraveler
Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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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...More

1  Thank UWRF
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...More

Thank Julia P
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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Response from SailinggirlMinnesota | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall handicapped parking, but there is a handicapped ramp. So I would assume there is handicapped parking as well. Park close to the ramp as some areas of the outer parking lot were rough. Enjoy, it is a fun... More