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Fantastic Museum and More

If you are a train buff, train historian or just love train rides this is a #1 bucket list... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Wow for train enthusiasts

Lots of time and pride i to the restoration of the old trains. The history of the cars and engines... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Dubuque, Iowa
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

The train ride was just a short ride, the scenery was just OK, just farm fields. The ride was an hour long because we sat at the end of the track for approximately 20 minutes. So in otherwords, 20 minutes there, 20 minute wait time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christine B
Reviewed 2 October 2018

If you are a train buff, train historian or just love train rides this is a #1 bucket list attraction for you. The history, exhibits and people involved are fantastic. The restored rail cars are beautiful. The guides knowledgeable and friendly. You can feel the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jth3309
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Lots of time and pride i to the restoration of the old trains. The history of the cars and engines are fascinating. The outdoor and indoor museum are worth the time to explore. The train ride itself was fun, too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MFrench369
Reviewed 17 August 2018

we have taken this trip many times over the years with our children and now our grandchildren. The tour has improved and is just about the right amount of time for toddlers. Our grandson continues to talk about his train ride. Adults can enjoy this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gary M
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The Mid-Continent Rail Museum is pretty good. Everything is well maintained and reasonably priced. Even the outdoor cafe is decent and extremely inexpensive. The restored train cars look absolutely new. However, like many historic train rides the train’s speed maxes out at under 5mph; which...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dartfork
Reviewed 3 August 2018

The Mid-Continent Railway Museum in North Freedom, Wisconsin is another of the buried gems in this part of Central Wisconsin & worth the stop. The train ride is a nice excursion through the countryside of Sauk county & in any season would be enjoyable for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paul L
Reviewed 30 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jmcvey123
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank peterglassman
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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