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Railroad Memories Museum, Spooner

#120 of 218 in Museums in Wisconsin
Must see · Specialty Museum · Museum
The Spooner Depot was once hailed as the "finest passenger depot between Duluth and Chicago on the Omaha Railroad". It had the largest roundhouse, a grand restaurant named "The Beanery", an express office and more.

The depot is a non-profit venture that is run entirely by volunteers who either have a history of working on the rails or have a love for railroads and the Spooner area.

Fund-raisers are held throughout the summer and into the fall that supplement the expenses of keeping the museum open. In addition, the museum board just purchased a Soo Line caboose that will be restored to it's full glory in the coming months.

Currently donations may be sent to

Railroad Memories Inc.

P.O. Box 717

Spooner, WI 54801

Please specify whether you're donating to the general fund or for the Snowplow Restoration

We truly appreciate your interest and hope to see you at the museum.
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  • Being train lovers, we knew we'd have to stop at the Railroad Museum. It was totally worth the stop and price of admission. I wouldn't have believed the amount of artifacts and old memorabilia that....  more »
  • A surprising collection of railroad artifacts covering everything from track tools and cars to mail collection and dining cars. Many rooms can keep the enthusiast busy for an entire day and the...  more »
  • Great experience for a low price. We had the most charming tour guide in a 12 year old young man who was very knowledgeable. 12 rooms of train memorabilia.
  • If your in the area, and your a railfan, or "foamer" as my friend Marta calls me, this is one of the best places for the "inside" railroad equipment, liteurature, lanterns, and just everything railroad I've seen. This is a good companion stop to go along with the Depot; Railroad museum in Duluth, but this has the human side of railroading, and is often staffed with former RR workers, with interesting stories to hear, for young and us foamers alike.

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