Minnesota Transportation Museum
Enjoy all the sensations of a bygone era by riding the vintage Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway. Round trip excursions depart from the historic Soo Line Depot in Osceola, Wisconsin. The 45-90-minute trips provide stunning vistas of Bridal Veil Falls, Buttermilk Falls and the Cedar Bend Drawbridge that crosses the beautiful St. Croix River.
Take a ride in a vintage turn-of-the-century railcar, or in an air-conditioned first-class streamliner car. Pizza cars are popular with adults and kids, and periodic brunch, dinner or wine-tasting trains offer adults a truly romantic railway adventure. The seasonal operation runs from May through October.
Special events include fireworks trains, the popular Pumpkin Express at Halloween time, and the spectacular beauty of Autumn on our Fall Colors trains.
Private coach rentals and entire train charters are available for family and group events.
Bus tours are also welcome to visit us at the Minnesota Transportation Museum in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The historic Jackson Street Roundhouse is open from 10:00-4:00 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The building houses a museum to railroad history, railroad restoration shops, vintage machine shop and blacksmith shop. We also have one of the few remaining operational railroad turntables in the nation. If you visit on Saturday, we will even give you a short ride in a vintage caboose through our rail yard.
Whether it’s a ride on the romantic Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway, a visit to the Minnesota Transportation Museum or both, your bus tour patrons will have a memorable experience that they will share with their families and neighbors. Come visit us for an adventure of a lifetime! Call our office at 651-228-0263 for more information.