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Twin City Model Railroad Museum

668 Transfer Rd, Suite 8, Saint Paul, MN 55114-1431
+1 651-647-9628
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Great for small and big kids who love trains.

This I sent a speciality museum run by dedic dedicated volunteers who love model trains. There is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heather R
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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Cool for the whole family

It's hard to find things that fascinate a 41 year old, a 7 year old, and a 5 year old. This place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Princerman
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Otsego, Minnesota
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Visit us at our new location! Children 4 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! Regular adult Admission: $10 per person Night Trains Admission (Saturday nights Nov-Feb): $15 per person Family and group discounts available, children 4 and under are free!
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“toy train” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
668 Transfer Rd, Suite 8, Saint Paul, MN 55114-1431
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+1 651-647-9628
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This I sent a speciality museum run by dedic dedicated volunteers who love model trains. There is enough hands on activity to engage small kids.

Thank Heather R
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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write a review!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to find things that fascinate a 41 year old, a 7 year old, and a 5 year old. This place fascinated my whole family. We could have spent at least another hour in the museum. There were big trains and little trains. There...More

Thank Princerman
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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting! Our all-volunteer crew loves to provide all ages fun and we are sl glad your whole family enjoyed the trip!! Come back again and s us - things are always changing!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like trains. Take public transportation. Parking anywhere in twin cities is a challenge. Kids love this place.

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

With grandsons at the 2 and 4 years, this ranks as one of the highlights of our train experiences. Both of our boys are very much into trains with Papa having build both boys trains tables for their Brio trains. Thomas is one of our...More

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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thank you for your review! We are happy to say that children 4 and under are FREE! ANd we provide a group rate for any group of 3 or more!

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

We visited with our 3 year old grandson. He was mesmerized by the model trains and loves the interactive trains. Easy to find and free parking. Will definitely visit again when we are in the cities.

Thank catlover56
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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your trip! Come see us again soon!

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

This is a museum that markets itself to young children. That said, 20 feet from the entrance, unguarded is a display that is not for touching, yet with no signs or ropes indicating not. My 5 year old grandson runs in and goes right for...More

3  Thank Nina B
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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Nina, we are sorry to hear your experience was not a 5-star trip. The museum contains 10,000 square feet of interactive displays and supporting pieces and while we actively encourage visitors of all ages to press the buttons and switches that make the trains and...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Granddaughters loved it, and the little area where they can run the Thomas trains was a big hit. We used to take our own kids when they were small to the museum when it was at Bandana Square.

Thank irishmom1958
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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you so much for visiting, and for your kind review!

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Well this is the Twin Cities they call it I'm actually in St Paul Minnesota at the moment at Days Inn I've rode the railroad train Light Rail to call it all over I write it free because I'm a veteran and I went to...More

Thank ronny m
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Very nice family orientated display of several model railroads. The quality is amazing and the dedication of the modelers is contagious. Friendly welcome, clean environment, well lit, nicely done! If you like model trains or have children who do you will enjoy this!

Thank James K
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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! Our team is all-volunteer and it is thanks to all of them for running the museum. We will share kind words with them. Tell your friends to come visit us!

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

If you or familyt members have an interest in trains, then I highly recommend. The folks who volunteer their time here have passionately created a wonderful working train exhibit with tracks going through towns and country. Our kids loved it growing up. It is done...More

Thank SojournMN
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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Thanks for your very nice review. Our volunteers are very dedicated to what they do and we are glad it shows. Our Night Trains event now runs from November though February, we hope to see you there!

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$6 per adult. I believe small children (5 and under) are admitted free.
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