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Address: 668 Transfer Rd, Suite 8, Saint Paul, MN 55114-1431
Phone Number:
+1 651-647-9628
Today
10:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Tue 10:00 - 15:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Visit us at our new location! Children 4 and under FREE! Explore the...

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!

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Wonderful a must for all kids

My 5 year old loved it 20 years ago and yours will love it tomorrow. The scenery is a delight and the trains are running running running!

Reviewed 3 May 2016
tfMN
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61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

My 5 year old loved it 20 years ago and yours will love it tomorrow. The scenery is a delight and the trains are running running running!

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Thank tfMN
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! Ome visit us at our new location starting May 14th! More 

Minnesota
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Great place to take the little ones who love all things trains! Lets their imagination grow. Easy to get to and park and a nice inexpensive way to spend a cold day or rainy day.

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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for our kind review. Please come and join us in April when we re-open in our new location! More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

A very fun place to see train history. Very well put together collection of active train displays. Intersting and interactive for both kids and adults. A fun time for sure.

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Thank M G
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. Please come and join us in April when we re-open in our new location! More 

Stillwater, Minnesota
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56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

My wife surprised me with a visit here. ( I love trains) and we got there a little late but still had fun. Plan on a couple hours at least and more time if it's summer time. We went in the bitter cold of January and rode the train but I could've walked around outside for a long time if... More 

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1 Thank Steve D
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. Unfortunately it sounds like you didn't visit us - but rather the Jackson Street Roundhouse. While we'd love to let you ride our trains - they are all scale models! Please come and join us in April when we re-open in our new location! More 

Farmington, Minnesota
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6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

This is a great venue to bring your family if your kids (including those 30+ ones too!) Love trains. It is highly recommended going after dark during th Holiday season as the trains are themed and lit up with Holiday lights and messages. You can even stop in and see Santa during specified times. It is very popular this time... More 

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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Jason, thanks for your visit to the museum and your great review! We hope to see you back again soon! More 

Maple Grove, Minnesota
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

My dad, myself and my son (3) went to the museum today and had a great time. The detail put into these model cities was incredible. On the walls were vintage city photographs depicting the rail lines years ago and the model did a great job replicating that. My son was able to also play with trains hands-on in one... More 

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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of the museum! We are glad you had a great trip to see the layouts and play with the trains. Come back and visit again soon! More 

Burnsville, Minnesota
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86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

My 4 year old grandson who is a big time train fan and I spent the morning at the museum. We had a wonderful time and he really enjoyed the size and variety of the layouts. Of course his favorite part was the layout where he could operate the train. A very enjoyable morning

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Thank Sunndogg
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you had a great experience. We hope to see you again soon! More 

St Paul, Minnesota USA
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We took our young grandson here today and was very surprised at just how wonderful this place is !....If you are a resident of St. Paul or Mpls ..you will have an even greater appreciation for the time and thought that went into building this.. It took over five years to build it to what it contains today, and continues... More 

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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the museum! We have been in the Twin Cities since 1934 and hope to bring joy to kids of all ages for another 81 years! More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota, Usa
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I have no interest in trains, but my spouse does. We went after visiting another area in the building. We had no idea of the cost to get in. But we did learn that the weekend night visits could be cool, they offer a special Saturday night program. I guess for old or extremely young, it could be fun..

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Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Well, not everyone one is a train fan for sure. But then again we don't hide what we are about either! :) The museum has been a work in progress for 81 years, everything on the Bandana layout is made from scratch including all the historic Twin Cities landmarks. It's truly a labor of love. Sorry you were disappointed but... More 

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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

If you ever find yourself in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area looking for something to do, I would highly recommend making a stop here! The former railroad shops the museum is housed in are amazing on their own. There are 2 different exhibit areas the main building has the very large, very highly detailed 2 rail o scale layout of the... More 

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Thank Matt M
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review. Our museum has been a local attraction for 81 years and we are constantly finding ways to improve! We appreciate your review! More 

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