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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 hours (1-2 at least). On the other hand, if you stay only on the outdoor paths and take them at a jog, figure a few minutes.
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
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 compromising historical integrity. Unfortunately, due to space limitations in the 1970's era car barn, there are no ramps, only stairs up to the viewing platforms. Our outdoor collection of steam locomotives and other equipment is accessible, however the display yard is unpaved and rather rough.
The one hour train ride, however, is accessible and our brakemen and conductors are trained to operate a good chair lift for wheelchairs that allows access to the open platform coaches. And, of course, our depot, gift shop, restrooms and picnic pavilion are accessible.
Mid-Continent is open weekends from Mother's Day until Memorial Day and then daily through Labor Day.