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Minnesota Transportation Museum

193 Pennsylvania Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55130-4319
+1 651-228-0263
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Don't let the outside deceive you...

From the outside, this place looks like a rundown building. But inside, there are many treasures... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
europewithKellynRyan
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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
Funny sorta place but good

This is a good place, but a little different than the normal museum experience. What's good about... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
pdwschmidt
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Roseville, Minnesota
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“steam engine” (5 reviews)
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193 Pennsylvania Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55130-4319
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"steam engine"
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"real train"
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"train enthusiasts"
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"train tables"
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"train ride"
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"great fun"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
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"all ages"
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"caboose"
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"roundhouse"
in 5 reviews
"cars"
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"simulator"
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"locomotive"
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"volunteers"
in 7 reviews
"grandchildren"
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Reviewed 10 January 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
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Reviewed 21 October 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
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Reviewed 15 September 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 HammondC3
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Reviewed 7 September 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

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank MPRMAB
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Reviewed 26 August 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 JennJ15
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Reviewed 6 May 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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Reviewed 6 May 2017

I have spoke with multiple staff members to order a gift certificate for my parents for the Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway and only one person (Barb) is allowed to do this. However, I have left multiple messages on the voice mail for over...More

Thank 2,12,72,017
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Really amazing tour. Interactive for the kids and the enthusiasm of the volunteers was so special. You are on the actual historical site where the trains came and went from over 100 years ago. You are able to listen to many retired train employees share...More

2  Thank mcnichols2017
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Although I have lived in Saint Paul for 20 years, I only recently discovered this jewel of a place. Went as family with out two and a half year old--it's a real treat. Great experience and highly recommended. Nice ride in old caboose, great model...More

1  Thank Bernard L
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