Twin City Model Railroad Museum

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  • Weekdays: $6/person, children 4 and under free. Weekends: $8/person, children 4 and under free. Night trains: $10/person, children 4 and under free. Family/Group Rates Available.


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  • Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 12-5pm Night Trains: Saturday's 11/29-2/28 - 6-9 pm

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  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. Night Trains

    1021 Bandana Boulevard East
    St Paul, MN 55108
    Call: 651-647-9628

    Night Trains Season is a special Holidays tradition at the Twin City Model Railroad Museum beginning the Saturday after Thanksgiving (November 29, 2014) and running every Saturday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm through the last Saturday in February (February 28, 2015).

    Night Trains Season comes to the dozens of model railroad layouts in a magical way, the lights are turned down, the buildings and street lights glow warmly, setting the scene for specially lighted models of vintage passenger trains. The make believe town of Matlin is buried in a blizzard, and throughout the Museum the layouts are adorned with miniature Christmas lights and decorations.

    This year Santa will be hanging out the Museum each Saturday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Bring your camera and tell him about the train you want for Christmas. There’s no additional admission to see Santa!
    Night Trains takes place at historic Bandana Square, 1021 Bandana Boulevard East, Suite 222, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Originally a Northern Pacific Railway car repair shop, Bandana Square has been home to the Twin City Model Railroad Museum’s O-scale model railroad since 1984. Added in 2009 is the Museum’s Toy Train Division in the historic Chimneys Building just north of Bandana Square. On display there are many model railroad layouts in a variety of scales. Many are new since last year’s Night Trains season and allow kids (and adults!) hands-on experience operating select trains and many great operating accessories.

    Directions to the Twin City Model Railroad Museum can be found on the Museum’s web site, Admission to this special show is $8.00 per person, $25.00 for immediate families and $30 for extended families (max. 10)—FREE for children age four and under.

    For information about Night Trains and other upcoming events, please visit the Museum web site at, or contact us at

  2. Spring Fairgrounds Hobby Show

    1265 Snelling Ave N
    Falcon Heights, MN 55108
    Call: 651-647-9628

    The Twin City Model Railroad Museum will hold its annual Spring Fairgrounds Hobby Show and Sale in the Education Building at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

    Model Railroad layouts in a variety of scales will be on display including the TCMRM’s traveling Thomas the Tank Engine layout, which can be operated by little engineers of all ages. Engineer Paul from The Choo Choo Bob video series will also perform live on stage. Also on display will be dozens of vendors and collectors selling model railroad items in variety of scales and sizes.

    More information about the Spring Fairgrounds Hobby Show and Sale, as well as directions to the Twin City Model Railroad Museum can be found on the Museum web site.

  3. The Circus Moves by Rail Show

    1021 Bandana Blvd. E
    St Paul, MN 55108
    Call: 651-647-9628

    The Circus by Rail Exhibit Coming to Twin City Model Railroad Museum—October 11 and 12, 2014!

    Come one come all to “The Circus by Rail Exhibit” at The Twin City Model Railroad Museum in Bandana Square, St Paul Minnesota, where Zellmar Bros Ring 80 of Circus Model Builders Inc. will display a fantastic array of circus models

    Circus Model Builders Inc is an international group dedicated to preserving circus thru models of various shows both present and past in miniature. Zellmar Bros Ring 80 is a group of members from Minnesota that show together as often as possible in the area. Many of the members have shown their models around the country and for hundreds of thousands of people! “The Circus by Rail” Exhibit will feature modelers from around the Midwest with modelers coming from Minnesota and neighboring states

    Come see hundreds of elephant, horses, lions, tigers and bears all in miniature displayed for your pleasure. See many of the famous circus acts from the past all in different scales from 1/8th inch = a foot to 1 inch = a foot. See a colorful cavalcade of clowns cavorting, performers decked out in costumes and of course the colossal parade wagons rolling down the streets of Small Town USA! All this and more in miniature!!!!! This event promises to be a kaleidoscope of color and wonder for ages from 1 to 101!

    The show will take place at historic Bandana Square, 1021 Bandana Boulevard East, Saint Paul, Minnesota, the home TCMRM’s O Scale Railroad layout located on the 2nd floor in Suite 222. Bandana Square was constructed in 1885 and once housed a Northern Pacific Railway repair shop. Admissions to this special exhibit are included in the Museum’s weekend admission price of $8 per person, children 4 and under are admitted free of charge. Exhibit hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14, Noon to 5:00 pm.

    For information about this event visit the Twin City Model Railroad Museum web site at .

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