The Museum is located on the north end of the 2nd floor in Bandana Square, a historic Twin Cities railroad building. The building was constructed in 1885 and once housed a Northern Pacific Railway repair shop. Bandana Square is now home to a clinic with an urgent care and other occupied office spaces. *Enter through the center doors off the main parking lot.
The Toy Train Division is located in the historic Chimneys Building just to the North of Bandana Square. The museum address is:
1021 Bandana Boulevard East
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108
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Bandana Square is handicap accessible. There are two elevators, one in the main atrium and the other at the north end of the building, near the museum. Restrooms are also located next to the museum entrance.
Parking is FREE and provides ample space for cars and buses.
The museum is conveniently located between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul. From Interstate 94, take the Lexington Avenue exit and go north on Lexington about 1.3 miles. Turn left (west) onto Energy Park Drive and go approximately 2 blocks. Bandana Square will be on your right (north side of Energy Park Drive).
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Hours of Operation
Weekdays: Bandana Square only (2-Rail Exhibit)
|Tuesday||10 am to 3 pm|
|Wednesday||10 am to 3 pm|
|Thursday||10 am to 3 pm|
|Friday||10 am to 3 pm|
Weekends: Bandana Square and Chimneys (Toy Train Division)
|Saturday||10 am to 5 pm|
|Sunday||noon to 5 pm|
- New Year’s Day
- Independence Day
- Christmas Day
For admission fees, see our Admission Fees page.
For open times of Special Events and Holidays, please see our Events Schedule.
We thank all of our loyal visitors and new visitors for your patronage.