If you know anything about St. Paul you know they love train rides. It’s a very popular past time in the area. While there are several place where you can enjoy a train ride in St. Paul, there are only two places that are considered the best. Here are the two top places for St. Paul train rides.
Jackson Street Roundhouse
The Jackson Street Roundhouse used to be a maintenance facility for steam engines. When you want to experience true railroading in the St. Paul area, this is the place you want to go. You will be able to get an in depth look at history thanks to exhibits that feature railway history on a local and regional level.
Here you will be able to operate a genuine roundhouse turntable. It is actually one of the last you will find in the country. That's how exclusive it is.
You can stop by every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday to go for a ride. The price on Saturday is $12 for adults, $10 for children and $35 for a family of 2 adults and up to 4 children. On Saturday the price includes a ride on a classic bus or a ride in a historic train.
Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway
You can take a train ride at Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway every Saturday and Sunday between the months of May and October. There are two excursions you can take: The Osceola to Marine on St. Croix excursion, which is 90 minutes and the Osceola to Dresser excursion, which is 50 minutes.
Every trip you take is roundtrip. Many of the cars come with heat and air conditioning to ensure a comfortable ride for all riders. Most trains also have restrooms and a concession.