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Minnesota Transportation Museum

193 Pennsylvania Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55130-4319
+1 651-228-0263
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Pretty cool place to go

We went to the MTM on a hot Saturday afternoon. The place doesn't have AC which is kind of rough... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Princerman
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Otsego, Minnesota
Take a train ride

We went to the Transportation museum with grandchildren. What we thought would be an hour, turned... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
697arjuns
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St. Paul, United States
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  • Average6%
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“train ride” (4 reviews)
“steam engine” (5 reviews)
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193 Pennsylvania Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55130-4319
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+1 651-228-0263
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"great fun"
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"all ages"
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"cars"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the MTM on a hot Saturday afternoon. The place doesn't have AC which is kind of rough. However, there is a LOT of stuff to see here. We took the train ride which was really cool. My kids loved walking through the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Transportation museum with grandchildren. What we thought would be an hour, turned into a fascinating half day of entertainment. The highlight was the travel in an old caboose down the track. The interactive displays are great for kids also. An unusual...More

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Reviewed 9 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.

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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 Kurt S
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Reviewed 6 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 jenncantravelon
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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

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