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MUST SEE in Mineral Point

staffed by a very knowledgeable volunteer this is a wonderful place to visit. VERY clean and well... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Katyevee
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Plymouth, Minnesota
Great museum

Thought this was a great little railroad depot museum. So much history to read & I especially... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Connie G
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19 Jun 2018
“MUST SEE in Mineral Point”
15 Oct 2018
“Exactly what you expected ”
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The Mineral Point Railroad Museum is open to the public Thursday through Saturday 10am-4pm and Sundays noon-4pm from May through early October. The museum is housed in a two-story stone depot that is the oldest standing RR depot in Wisconsin. Our...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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11 Commerce St., Mineral Point, WI 53565-1302
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+1 608-987-2695
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Small museum with lots of great photos. Naturally a kind and chatty volunteer with plenty of stories!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

staffed by a very knowledgeable volunteer this is a wonderful place to visit. VERY clean and well planned out, the upstairs train diorama was fascinating. Plan on about 45 - 60 min.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Katyevee
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Thought this was a great little railroad depot museum. So much history to read & I especially loved looking at all of the pictures. The scale model of the railroad yard was fascinating...you could look at it & picture where everything was many years ago....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Connie G
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great little Museum. The town has done a great job of restoring the building. The community has donated a lot of historical items to make the place even more interesting.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 8 May 2017

During our recent stay in Mineral Point, we were drawn to this lovely little depot museum - and we're SO glad we stopped in! The restoration of the building is beautiful, and the artifacts and photos - and also, the scale model of the Mineral...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Miswis
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We found this museum very interesting as my husband worked for a railroad years ago and sold off surplus property and old depots for the Illinois Central and Gulf Railroad. We always go see old railroad depots during our travels and Mineral Point's depot is...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Dave M, Manager at Mineral Point Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Hello, Thank you very much for your kind words about our museum. Our volunteers have invested so much time and heart into restoring the depot and maintaining the museum so hearing such nice comments from the community is very gratifying. Your comment about the staircase...More

Reviewed 21 August 2016

This museum provides a comprehensive history of railroading as it delevoped in the Mineral Point area. It looks at how role of mining and the connection it had to the railroad. Lots of excellent displays to take in.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The main thing about this museum is that it gives you a glimpse of what Mineral Point used to be. It's amazing to see what the town looked like 60 and 100 years ago

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank randrj
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Very interesting and nicely restored building, many photos of trains, and the people that operated them along with the history of the rail road.... a real gem for Mineral Point. There are two floors so it may not be accessible for all. Plenty of parking...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank ADS1943
Reviewed 8 April 2016

If you are interested in early Railroads, this is the place for you. I wouldn't recommend it for causal tourists. No photographyMore

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Stephen C
Dave M, Manager at Mineral Point Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2016

Hello Stephen, Thank you for your comments on our museum. We hope that our museum is interesting for everyone - not just railroad fans - and we have received many positive comments from visitors that were not railroad fans. But, we welcome hearing that our...More

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Response from Dave M | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your interest. We are a non-profit museum and do not have a mandatory admission price. But we ask for a $4 donation per adult and welcome accompanied small children without seeking a donation. We... More
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