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Historic Wayzata Depot – Wayzata Historical Society Museum

402 Lake Street East, Wayzata, MN 55391, United States
Admission: $0.00
Hours of Operation:
Mon. Closed
Tue. Closed
Wed. 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Thu. Closed
Fri. Closed
Sat. 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Sun. 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Open April through December: Wednesdays, weekends, and holidays 12-4 p.m.

The Historic Wayzata Depot doubles as the the Wayzata Historical Society Museum. In 1906, the Great Northern Railroad (owned by James J. Hill) built this depot, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Visitors are encouraged to interact at Wayzata Depot

Here is a short checklist of fun activities for kids:

  • Get a souvenir ticket at the ticket window.
  • View the hand-built train model displays.
  • Get a coke from an 1950s machine.
  • Try out the “penny lollipop scale”.
  • Send a Morse code message.
  • Watch modern trains as they pass the museum.
  • Weather permitting, check out the Garden Railroad.
  • Take a trip on the Steamboat Minnehaha. ($15 Adults/$5.00 Kids/Free for under 3)


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