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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  • Wonderful experience for any age. Volunteers are fun and have a lot of knowledge. Great value for the price. Can’t wait to go back in fall.  more »
  • Our whole family had so much fun! It was great to have someone tell us all about the mailcart and steam engine. My 11 year old had a great time learning about the steam engine. Thank you to the guys.....  more »
  • We have been several times over the years. We visit the Twin Cities area to see family, and this has been a hit with all four of our children, but especially our youngest who is a major train guy. The tour of the workshop was very interesting and getting to see a blacksmith at work was fascinating as well.
  • Great price, lots to do and see for kids and adults of all ages. My kids love playing with the train sets as well as exploring the trains INSIDE the building. They also love riding the train (outside) as well. I really enjoy watching the model train set as there is so much detail and items hidden throughout the track.

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