Minnesota Transportation Museum, Saint Paul

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The Minnesota Transportation Museum (MTM, reporting mark MNTX) is a transportation museum in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States.

MTM operates several heritage transportation sites in Minnesota and one in Wisconsin. The museum is actively involved in preserving local railroad, bus and streetcar history.

MTM was formed in 1962 to save a streetcar that had been built and operated by Twin City Rapid Transit (TCRT) in Minneapolis–St. Paul. Many of the museum's early members were formerly part of the Minnesota Railfans Association, which had organized railfan trips from the 1940s to the 1960s.

In 2004–2005, the organization's streetcar operations became the Minnesota Streetcar Museum, with the steamboat Minnehaha, originally built by TCRT in a style similar to its streetcars, becoming a major attraction of the Museum of Lake Minnetonka.
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  • Visited on a cold Saturday in January. Museum has a nice display of rolling stock and railroad artifacts. The roundhouse also had a short train ride in a caboose, about 15 minutes, from the... 
    Visited on a cold Saturday in January. Museum has a nice display of rolling stock and railroad artifacts. The roundhouse also had a short train ride in a caboose, about 15 minutes, from the...  more »
  • Pumpkin Express 2pm Sat 10/23. 3 Families including our 2 3/4 year old and 12 mos old Grandkids. We all had a great time. Well organized. Fun activities in Dresser. Animal Balloons a big hit but long....  more
    Pumpkin Express 2pm Sat 10/23. 3 Families including our 2 3/4 year old and 12 mos old Grandkids. We all had a great time. Well organized. Fun activities in Dresser. Animal Balloons a big hit but long....  more »
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  • This is a great place to visit to look at some old trains. The bits of history are also good. I feel it's a little bit overpriced for the size and the number if exhibits, but other than it was a great experience!
  • This place is so cool. Its all volunteers who clearly do it for love of the subject matter. Great place to bring kids!

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