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Mid-Continent Railway Museum

West Walnut Street, North Freedom, WI 53951
+1 800-930-1385
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Amazing Autumn Dinner Train Ride

Our visit to Mid-Continent Railway Museum was occasioned by their expansive selection of Dinner... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
STEAM! A large collection of antique and vintage locomotives and rolling stock.

This museum has a large collection of steam era locomotives and rolling stock, including some rare... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Savage, Minnesota
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West Walnut Street, North Freedom, WI 53951
+1 800-930-1385
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our visit to Mid-Continent Railway Museum was occasioned by their expansive selection of Dinner Train Rides -- specifically the Autumn Color Elegant Dinner Train ride. It was an absolutely splendid experience. Departing the station at 5:30 PM on a Saturday night in mid-October, traveling along...More

Thank Papa-201
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum has a large collection of steam era locomotives and rolling stock, including some rare and unique items. They have a rare "Shay" locomotive from the Goodman Lumber Company a rotary snow plow and a car used by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources...More

Thank Jeep2k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a lovely warm Fall day a trip up to the Mid-Continent Railway Museum was an enjoyable experience. There are good exhibits of restored wooden railway cars, freight cars and engines on the tracks to explore, helpful volunteers to answer questions, and of course the...More

1  Thank Moyshekapoyer
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The friendly volunteers are more then happy to show their collection of antique rolling stock. Train rides are offered at low cost out to the surrounding farmland. Well worth a few hours for all Only regret is the do not operate steam. But that is...More

Thank jonthethird
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Great day trip to ride passenger train for an hour. Children can climb the different freight cars and engines The ride is about an hour and very much enjoyed. Conductors explain every thing that happens from start to finish. You get to watch them switch...More

Thank David20130609
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

What a hidden gem! Enjoyed an informative 55-min train ride. Engineer Rusty answered questions about the locomotive (#1256). Conductor Richard was a wealth of information, and provided information specific to the coach we were riding on. For you railroad enthusiasts, plan on spending the day!...More

Thank C O
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We took the ride and it brought memories of traveling on the train to visit with my grandparents. The museum buildings with the refurbished cars is well worth seeing.

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I found the historical aspect of the trains in the barn very interesting but the actual train ride of 2 miles out and 2 miles back in to very boring. Nothing to really see on the ride imo except a small creek and former tavern...More

Thank Shelly M
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Rode the train at the Mid-Continent Railway. It was a very nice time. Great to see vintage transportation at it's best. They are in the process of restoring other trains and cars. It was a nice 2 to three hour getaway from the water parks....More

Thank Janet W
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Our 3 year old is fascinated with planes, trains, boats, motorcycles - anything with wheels and speed. We thought this would be a fun time for her, and would give her a chance to ride the train she is so desperate to do. Turns out...More

Thank Christine A
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Nerina A
12 June 2017|
Response from klaus724 | Reviewed this property |
That all depends on how detail oriented you get with investigating everything there's to see. If you wander through every barn and study the history & details (the Pullman collection is quite fascinating), that could take... More
29 April 2017|
Response from klaus724 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure how children friendly the menu is,but the scenery is great--riding through a forested area.
30 March 2015|
Response from Hammer09 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, mostly. Mid-Continent is a railroad museum, focusing on the 1900-1920 period. While handicapped access was not a consideration in those days, Mid-Continent has made the equipment as accessible as possible without... More