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Address: 668 Transfer Rd, Suite 8, Saint Paul, MN 55114-1431
Phone Number: +1 651-647-9628
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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue 10:00 - 15:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Visit us at our new location! Children 5 and under FREE! Explore the...

Visit us at our new location! Children 5 and under FREE! Explore the history of trains in the Twin Cities as well as the hobby of modal railroading through interactive layouts in all scales and sizes! Interpretive panels tell the story of model railroading along with many collections of toy trains. Little engineers will enjoy playing with the Thomas wooden and electric layouts while visitors of all ages will love the incredibly detailed toy train layouts!

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What a Great Place to visit!

For anyone who likes trains and model railroads, this is well worth the visit! Huge display area with many layouts and friendly and informative hosts. Check it out!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
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NC
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

For anyone who likes trains and model railroads, this is well worth the visit! Huge display area with many layouts and friendly and informative hosts. Check it out!

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Thank TheTrainTraveler
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. As an all volunteer museum we definitely feed off this energy! Come back and visit us again! More 

Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This museum has a great collection of working model trains. It is especially interesting to young children. I highly recommend you going for a visit, I am sure you will be glad you did.

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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! More 

Minneapolis
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83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The reconstruction after the move is progressing well. A small dedicated group of volunteers are making some improvements as they go. There are new exhibits brought from the Toy Train Division Tons of things for children including both layouts designed just for them and the chance to interact with the largest layouts. There are static displays giving the history of... More 

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Thank spencerrulin
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! As you mentioned, our all volunteer staff is working very hard to bring our old layouts back to life as well as create new and exciting exhibits! We are glad you enjoyed your experience, please tell everyone you know to come visit! More 

Wayzata, Minnesota
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102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is more than worth visiting. It is now housed in an even better location, full of and mystique. The volunteers spend countless hours creating layout and add new features all the time; they do a beautiful job. We have frequented it over 20 years and are still magically lifted to another, more romantically simple, time.

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Thank mnkittycat
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for the kind review! As an all volunteer operation we love year how much our visitors like the museum! We hope you continue to come back and watch as we grow. More 

Colts Neck, New Jersey
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239 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Knowing that I was a model railroad enthusist, my family took me to this special place. Regardless of the admission fee, which was really inexpensive, the attraction was incredible for any age fan of model railroading. The variety of layouts, the interactive capabilities on the layouts are great for the little ones! The history of the area along with the... More 

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Thank jjflan
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Our all volunteer staff really appreciate the encouragement from our visitors. We are glad you had a great time! More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The various railroad clubs that have displays have done a great job making model railing interesting to the enthusiast and the novice. There are several hands on displays for young kids and the young at heart and several hands off lay outs for the true enthusiast. The museum is finishing moving to this new location, so we all paid the... More 

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Thank Lydiakzoo
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of our museum! While our rates are going back up now that we have moved into our new museum space we hope to continue offering family rates and other discounts in the future. For now though, we have to pay off old leases, build out our new space with exciting and interactive exhibits and... More 

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117 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The folks of this club has done as great job modeling different parts of Minnesota from the Twin Cities to the northwoods. There is also lots of other railroad related items to also see.

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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! The museum is definitely a labor of love for our volunteers and we are glad you enjoyed your experience! More 

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56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

My 5 year old loved it 20 years ago and yours will love it tomorrow. The scenery is a delight and the trains are running running running!

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Thank tfMN
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! Ome visit us at our new location starting May 14th! More 

Minnesota
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Great place to take the little ones who love all things trains! Lets their imagination grow. Easy to get to and park and a nice inexpensive way to spend a cold day or rainy day.

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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for our kind review. Please come and join us in April when we re-open in our new location! More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

A very fun place to see train history. Very well put together collection of active train displays. Intersting and interactive for both kids and adults. A fun time for sure.

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Thank M G
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. Please come and join us in April when we re-open in our new location! More 

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