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Jackson Street Roundhouse

193 Pennsylvania Ave East, Saint Paul, MN 55130-4319
+1 651-228-0263
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Dining Car Dinner and "Ghost Train" Play

My wife and I attended the Jackson Street Roundhouse on the evening of 04/01/2017 to eat dinner in... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
ic_geeps
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
For train buffs

If you are a train-buff, this is a nice place to visit. Many original items to look at. If you go... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
mamalulutoo
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St. Paul, United States
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The state's first maintenance location for the railroad now houses quite a museum
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good39%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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193 Pennsylvania Ave East, Saint Paul, MN 55130-4319
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Reviewed 3 April 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 22 December 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 13 September 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 30 August 2016

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

1  Thank TheTrainTraveler
Reviewed 23 August 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.

Thank nicoleryb
Reviewed 28 June 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 16 June 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 15 March 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.

1  Thank M G
Reviewed 25 August 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.

Thank Deb F
Reviewed 10 July 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...More

1  Thank SailinggirlMinnesota
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Jmyott
14 September 2015|
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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
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