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Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum
668 Transfer Road, Suite 8, St. Paul MN 55114
Admission: $10.00
5+: $10, Under 4: FREE! Family Rates Available. Night Trains. $15/pp
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Hours of Operation:
Mon. 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM
Tue. Closed
Wed. Closed
Thu. Closed
Fri. 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM
Sun. 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM
2023 Night Trains: Saturdays 3pm-7pm.

The Twin City Model Railroad Museum (“TCMRM”) started in 1934, with a small group of model railroad enthusiasts, and has grown to a world-class museum featuring model trains. In 2016, TCMRM moved into its current space, which allowed for expanded exhibits and new attractions. If you have young train enthusiasts, TCMRM has the best collection of toy trains in the Midwest and continues to add hands on and interactive exhibits. For instance, there is a train table for small kids and some exhibits allow visitors to operate the controls.

More Trains:

    1. The Twin City Model Railroad Museum is not the only railroad museum in the Minneapolis St. Paul area, Gianna has pulled together a list of our favorites here: Minneapolis/St. Paul: A Train Lover’s Destination – Railroad Museums in Minnesota.
    2. Make it a train weekend by adding the Jackson Street Railroad Museum – Roundhouse.

Preschoolers Love Model Trains

This is a good outing with preschool kids. Children 4 and under are always free at TCMRM and they sometimes offer special weekday tot times during the school year. When they tire of looking at exhibits you can spend some time at the train table in the back. You can find a family bathroom in the museum.

Twin City Model Railroad Museum Events

Besides it’s regular collection and interactive exhibits, TCMRM has several family-friendly annual events.

  • Night Trains, which runs through the Holiday Season.
Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum
Photo Credit: Twin City Model Railroad Museum
  • The Hobby Show and Sale – Spring and Fall.
  • Circus Trains – Spring and Fall
  • Military Trains – Veterans Day and Memorial Day
  • Halloween Event

Birthday Parties at TCMRM

New in 2021. TCMRM is now offering Birthday Parties in their new expanded space. Parties include a private room for 2 hours, museum passes for up to 10 people, a customized birthday cake and juice boxes plus train-themed party favors.

As always, birthday families can also take advantage of group discounts for larger groups. Guided tours can also be arranged to learn even more about the history of the museum and model trains!

Find More Birthday Party Ideas Like this Twin Cities Birthday Parties for Kids: Unique Spaces.

Train-themed party room at the Twin City Model Railroad Museum in Saint Paul, Minnesota
Train-themed party room. Image courtesy TCMRM.

Directions and Parking

The museum is located just north of University Avenue near the Cretin exit off Interstate-94. Look for signs on both the boulevard and above the main entrance. Parking is FREE at this location.

Family Discounts and Membership Rates

In an effort to keep the museum accessible to families, the museum offers a buy two, the rest half-price deal (up to 10 people). So, when you go as a 2-adult family, the kids’ tickets will be $5/each.

TCMRM offers a household membership levels at $129/year. This includes one family admission per year to night trains and unlimited family admission during regular hours. It also includes some discounts and two guest passes per year. Treat visiting family when they come to the Twin Cities.

Twin City Model Railroad Museum Coupons

TCMRM sometimes offers discounts through Groupon – especially during Night Trains.

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