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Address: 668 Transfer Rd, Suite 8, Saint Paul, MN 55114-1431
Phone Number:
+1 651-647-9628
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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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Grandma and five year old grandson rainy day experience.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 February 2017
Mimiinthecity0407
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 were not something my grandson was interested in at all. This is quite expensive. It... More 

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

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 dependent on gate revenue to pay the bills we can't lower prices anymore then they... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 other kids and play with the "toy" trains set up on lower table for the... More 

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

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! More 

Lakeville, Minnesota
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126 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

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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 fun time at the museum! More 

NC
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40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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!

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

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

Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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.

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

Thank you for your review! More 

Minneapolis
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93 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 chance to interact with the largest layouts. There are static displays giving the history of... 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! 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 know to come visit! More 

Wayzata, Minnesota
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115 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 years and are still magically lifted to another, more romantically simple, time.

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

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. More 

Colts Neck, New Jersey
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273 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Knowing that I was a model railroad enthusist, my family took me to this special place. Regardless of the admission fee, which was really inexpensive, the attraction was incredible for any age fan of model railroading. The variety of layouts, the interactive capabilities on the layouts are great for the little ones! The history of the area along with the... 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 wonderful review! Our all volunteer staff really appreciate the encouragement from our visitors. We are glad you had a great time! More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The various railroad clubs that have displays have done a great job making model railing interesting to the enthusiast and the novice. There are several hands on displays for young kids and the young at heart and several hands off lay outs for the true enthusiast. The museum is finishing moving to this new location, so we all paid the... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review of our museum! While our rates are going back up now that we have moved into our new museum space we hope to continue offering family rates and other discounts in the future. For now though, we have to pay off old leases, build out our new space with exciting and interactive exhibits and... More 

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133 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The folks of this club has done as great job modeling different parts of Minnesota from the Twin Cities to the northwoods. There is also lots of other railroad related items to also see.

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

Thank you for your review! The museum is definitely a labor of love for our volunteers and we are glad you enjoyed your experience! More 

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