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Mid-Continent Railway Museum

West Walnut Street, North Freedom, WI 53951
+1 800-930-1385
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Great fun with trains!

I sprung for the $65 to ride in the cab with the engineer, Rusty. It was well worth the additional... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jmcvey123
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Boise, Idaho
Fathers Day BBQ Dinner Train Ride

We love history, and taking the BBQ dinner train ride was a nice relaxing 2 1/2 ride down the rails... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Roberta K
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Monroe
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West Walnut Street, North Freedom, WI 53951
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+1 800-930-1385
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I sprung for the $65 to ride in the cab with the engineer, Rusty. It was well worth the additional $$$, as Rusty did a great job explaining how everything works. He also explained the railroad operational procedures, and the reasons behind them. The ride...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love history, and taking the BBQ dinner train ride was a nice relaxing 2 1/2 ride down the rails and back. We started with a sampler appetizer plate of smoked side pork with Texas corn, sweet potato hash and southern biscuit with red eyed...More

Thank Roberta K
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

This is a railroad museum and train ride. It is about a 20 minute drive outside of Baraboo. It is not in Wisconsin Dells as one of the other reviews stated that it was. Some of the train cars are outside, some are inside in...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Really enjoyed this authentic train ride and chatting with the knowledgeable uniformed conductor and engineer. Most of the staff are volunteers from the historical society and have done an amazing job fundraising to restore old engines. There is a lovely little museum on site too...More

Thank MaryCork
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

This little museum is an awesome place for an up close and personal visit with both steam and diesel locomotives from yesteryear. To walk the grounds is free and to ride the train is $20. The ride is just under an hour and our conductor...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Mid-Continent is a fairly small venue but what there is to see is very well done. The volunteers have done a wonderful job with the restorations. They're working on opening another building. The building that is open now is not handicap accessible. There are several...More

Thank 2CAPs
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

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

1  Thank Papa-201
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

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
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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
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Nerina A
12 June 2017|
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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
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honeymooners083
29 April 2017|
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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.
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Rich4601
30 March 2015|
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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
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