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Mid-Continent Railway Museum

West Walnut Street, North Freedom, WI 53951
+1 800-930-1385
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great place all year

I enjoy seeing history come to life PLUS they've got something going on practically year 'round... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Niles, Illinois
Antique Railroad Rides and Meals

The Mid-Continent Railway has made seeing old railroad engines and cars while you are having a... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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West Walnut Street, North Freedom, WI 53951
+1 800-930-1385
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

I enjoy seeing history come to life PLUS they've got something going on practically year 'round, including a Santa Train in the winter and other such events. Great for groups & families. One of the larger museums around--the only other museum that could rival the...More

Thank klaus724
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Mid-Continent Railway has made seeing old railroad engines and cars while you are having a pleasurable ride. They have events and special meal rides. I love it because there are seven ride events (WWI Encampment, Stars & Stripes, Wooden Car Tour, Autumn Color Weekend,...More

Thank JimAllen29
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We took this train ride for the fall colors. Sadly we waited a week too long but that is how the weather goes. The train was clean and the train conductor and "trainman" were attentive and helpful. The problem is the ride is very short....More

Thank TM B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The elegant dinner train is 2.5 - 3 hours long. The track is only 3 1/2 miles long so you go and come back to the depot and then go and come back on the same track again. It started at 5:30 so for 75%...More

Thank langreckd5
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We took our 10 and 12 year old kids on the fall colors train ride. Unfortunately the trees hadn't really turned yet, so we didn't see many colors, but it was still a fun experience with some beautiful countryside views! We enjoyed walking thru the...More

Thank Shannon B
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Took a fall colors train ride in a first class restored car. Very nice ride with attentive volunteers. Plenty of history and details about the train line, cars and local area. Great get away and very relaxing.

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This was our first time here and my husband really enjoyed himself. The trains were beautifully restored and it was interesting to see all the different cars. The ride was slow and relaxing. We were able to use the Super Splash Pass which just added...More

Thank Kari P
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Mid-continent Railway Museum is located at a railroad station in a tiny town called North Freedom in Wisconsin(not far the town of Baraboo and Wisconsin Dell. It is a small outdoor well organized museum showing different types of railroad cars from different rail lines....More

1  Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

a short train ride through southern, rural Wisconsin. I stopped by the museum for the second time during my early fall trip to Wisconsin. (The last time was about 30-years ago.) The museum has a nice collection of various steam engines, cabooses, and other types...More

1  Thank Beavercowboy
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Went with daughter and grandsons. The 3 of them were much more in to railroading than I am but I still enjoyed the leisurely ride. The conductor was helpful in answering questions and it was a peaceful afternoon.

1  Thank pondgal
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For the Mother's Day train, is The menu fit for young children? Also, what is the scenery?
29 April 2017|
Response from klaus724 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure how children friendly the menu is,but the scenery is great--riding through a forested area.
handicap acc.?
30 March 2015|
Response from Hammer09 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, mostly. Mid-Continent is a railroad museum, focusing on the 1900-1920 period. While handicapped access was not a consideration in those days, Mid-Continent has made the equipment as accessible as possible without... More