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The Jackson Street Roundhouse

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History Museums, Science Museums, School Trip, Educational, Cultural, Historical, Touristy, Special Needs
193 Pennsylvania Ave E, St Paul, MN
URL: The Jackson Street Roundhouse...  Phone: 651-228-0263

Activity Overview

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.

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