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Minnesota Transportation Museum: Jackson Street Roundhouse

193 Pennsylvania Ave E, St Paul, MN 55130, United States
Admission: $13.00
Limited Concessions Available
Hours of Operation:
Mon. Closed
Tue. Closed
Wed. 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thu. Closed
Fri. Closed
Sat. 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sun. Closed
We are currently showing School-Year Hours. Special Hours for Transportation Week below.

The Minnesota Transportation Museum is a train-lovers dream come true. Full of old train cars, the kids can explore from one car to the next, pretending to be passengers, engineers and conductors. Features include:

The Minnesota Transportation Museum / Jackson Street Roundhouse

Jackson Street Roundhouse

  • Caboose and classic bus rides
  • Real train cars lined up for you to explore.
  • TranSanta's Train Shop and other special events.

Saturdays at Minnesota Transportation Museum

On Saturdays guests can ride a real vintage caboose as part of their admission. Rides last 15 minutes and operate all day between 10-4. No need to book, just come visit the museum, and line up for a ride! The Blacksmith Shop is also open on Saturdays.

The museum staff is mostly made up of highly knowledgeable volunteer train enthusiasts. Ask them anything. I challenge you to stump them.

Saturday Admission: 

  • Adult $13
  • Child (age 5-15)/Seniors (age 62+)  $11
  • Toddler (age 2-4) $7 
  • Family (2 adults + 2-4 children) $38

Tots & Trains at Minnesota Transportation Museum

On select Wednesdays, the Minnesota Transportation Museum hosts Tots & Trains from 10am - 12pm. Tots and Trains includes a train-themed story time, a craft and tot-friendly open play areas.  arents can relax with coffee and treats and there is sometimes a food truck available with a special Tots & Trains lunch deal.  There are no train rides on Wednesdays, but the Blacksmith Shop is open! See our Family Fun Calendar or MTM's website for dates.
Wednesdays Admission:
  • Adult $11
  • Child (age 5-15)/Seniors (age 62+) $9
  • Toddler (age 2-4) $7
  • Family (2 adults + 2-4 children) $27
Minnesota Transportation Museum Birthday Reservations

Birthday partiesHave a train fan in your family? Host your birthday party at the Jackson Street Roundhouse! Families can rent the Birthday Party Car for $250, plus regular museum admission for birthday party guests and family. Museum admission prices on Saturdays are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors (6+) and children ages 5-15, $6 for toddlers ages 2-4, and children under age of 2 are free of charge. Admission includes the cost of a classic bus ride/caboose ride.

Discounts to Minnesota Transportation Museum

TCKC Members Get Discounts to the Twin Cities Transportation Museum

Use your TCKC Card for Discounts

Have a Twin Cities Kids Club Membership? Use your membership card to get discounts! (Call ahead on this deal. TCKC hasn't updated membership information since 2017).

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