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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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All About Trains!

If you or familyt members have an interest in trains, then I highly recommend. The folks who... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
SojournMN
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Model trains

It is an amazing place with about 10 different layouts but I did wish for more. It is located in a... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
garyaverill1
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Minneapolis, 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!
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 15:00
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 5 days ago

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
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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!

Reviewed 1 June 2017

It is an amazing place with about 10 different layouts but I did wish for more. It is located in a business park so can be challenging to find. It is not a really large area. They have a vintage model train display made in...More

Thank garyaverill1
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you so much for visiting our museum and for writing a review! We do have over 10,000 square feet of interactive model railroads on display, with displays changing all the time. I'm sorry our all-volunteer crew appeared occupied by other projects, this would not...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017

The museum has moved twice since I was last there. It's now in a commercial mall that's not very railroad looking. It's so business like that we almost passed it! The museum is now a combination of the original museum and the three rail toy...More

Thank Paul U
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Thanks for the great review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks to the new space we actually have more layouts then we did at our two old locations!

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This was my first time at this museum. It was fun for me and pretty fun for a five year old. I thought the displays were very interactive ( lots of buttons to push) for curtain things to light up, move, etc. The Brio sets...More

1  Thank Mimiinthecity0407
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

We are glad you had a great visit to the museum, thank you for writing a review. We continue to add more interactivity to the layouts as well as host traveling displays. Come back again to see how things have changed! As an all-volunteer museum...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017

We took our 2 grandsons to the recently moved Twin City Model Railroad Museum. It was a delight. The 4 year old was really exited to see the large layout with 4 trains running at once. The 1 1/2 year old could run around with...More

Thank Robert C
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2017

We are so glad to hear you had an enjoyable visit! Our all-volunteer crew really loves what they do and we are glad to hear you liked what you saw!

Reviewed 4 January 2017

I took my son to the Railroad museum for a laid back day. We had fun exploring the huge display of miniaturized cities, mountains and lakes.

Thank Olddog1949
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you had a fun time at the museum!

Reviewed 2 October 2016

For anyone who likes trains and model railroads, this is well worth the visit! Huge display area with many layouts and friendly and informative hosts. Check it out!

Thank TheTrainTraveler
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Thank you for your kind words. As an all volunteer museum we definitely feed off this energy! Come back and visit us again!

Reviewed 13 September 2016

This museum has a great collection of working model trains. It is especially interesting to young children. I highly recommend you going for a visit, I am sure you will be glad you did.

Thank Ray D
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2016

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The reconstruction after the move is progressing well. A small dedicated group of volunteers are making some improvements as they go. There are new exhibits brought from the Toy Train Division Tons of things for children including both layouts designed just for them and the...More

Thank spencerrulin
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Thank you so much for your review! As you mentioned, our all volunteer staff is working very hard to bring our old layouts back to life as well as create new and exciting exhibits! We are glad you enjoyed your experience, please tell everyone you...More

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is more than worth visiting. It is now housed in an even better location, full of and mystique. The volunteers spend countless hours creating layout and add new features all the time; they do a beautiful job. We have frequented it over 20...More

Thank CasparSpock
Brandon J, Public Relations Manager at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Wow, thank you so much for the kind review! As an all volunteer operation we love year how much our visitors like the museum! We hope you continue to come back and watch as we grow.

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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
$6 per adult. I believe small children (5 and under) are admitted free.
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