Enjoy the history and the lovingly restored engines at the Jackson Street Roundhouse in St. Paul, Minnesota. The historic roundhouse was formerly a steam engine maintenance facility for the Great Northern Railway and provides visitors the unique opportunity to experience railways of the Upper Midwest. The roundhouse houses a genuine antique working roundhouse turntable which is one of the last of its kind in the United States.
Things to Do
- Take adventures on the caboose hauled by a switcher for a 10 minute ride down the tracks
- View the classic buses on site
- Experience the amazing and genuine roundhouse turntable.
- Take a walk through the past as you enjoy railroad exhibits that feature local and regional railway history.
- Engage in the interactive exhibits involving steam engines around the museum.
Jackson Street Roundhouse Insider Tips
- Don't miss the restoration area and maintenance area. You need to present your ticket at the front desk and ask to go in and see this area which a personal guide will take you through.
- There are several Thomas the Tank Engine train tables for little ones to enjoy.
- Volunteers are very helpful and ready to answer any questions that you may have. They are a wealth of information, so feel free to ask away. It will enhance your visit immensely.
- There are also several old Greyhound Buses on site that you can check out from the outside. Peer into the windows for a good look around inside.