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Railroad Museum & Magic City Express

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Address: #19 1st Street NE, Look for a snow plow and cabooses outside. If you dont see them look one block east., Minot, ND 58702
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701-852-7091
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Sat 10:00 - 14:00

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My grandsons ages 7 & 10 as well as myself were given a personal tour of Museum the Monday after Christmas. The displays as well as the kids to be able to interact with the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2016
Graham181948
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Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

My grandsons ages 7 & 10 as well as myself were given a personal tour of Museum the Monday after Christmas. The displays as well as the kids to be able to interact with the exhibits were great. We definitely would recommend this museum for the young and old alike.

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Minot, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

My daughter and I took a tour of the Railroad Museum and it was such fun. The volunteers were very knowledgeable about trains and excited to show us around.

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Winthrop, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

My son and I visited this museum which has some great old pictures of the Old Soo Railroad trains and such. The staff are friendly and they even blew the old train whistles for us. Lots of neat old train stuff if you are a train buff. The kids will love it and it is free but you can make... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Very informative, polite people that have knowledgeable answers to your question. Well worth the trip if you are interested in trains

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Glasgow, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

We were impressed with this museum. The displays are all very nice. My 2 and 5 year olds enjoyed the experience too. They have a table upstairs with some battery-operated Thomas trains which were fun for my boys. There are also a few hands-on whistles, bells and displays. My husband and I both found it to be an interesting place... More 

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Minot, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

My husband and grandson absolutely loved the museum! My grandson loved putting on the conductors hat and standing on the train.

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Oshkosh, WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

The outside of the building is rather unassuming, but the effort that these volunteers have put into this labor of love is apparent. The displays have been nicely thought out and since this is a Very Hands-On type of facility I would recommend it for anybody that would have a Railroad interect and are in the area. One issue is... More 

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2008

The Minot Railroad Museum concentrates on displays of regional railroading that helped develop Minot. It has three display rooms full of memorabilia; a basement features a model railroad layout. Entry is free, but contributions are accepted. June through August, the museum operates a 2/5 scale Great Northern locomotive that pulls passenger cars through Roosevelt Park. We met about eight railroad... More 

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