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Mid-Continent Railway Museum


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E8948 Diamond Hill Road
North Freedom, WI 53951
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04/01 - 10/31

Mid-Continent Railway Museum is an outdoor, living museum and operating railroad recreating the small town/short line way of life during the ""Golden Age of Railroading,"" spanning the years 1880-1916, with operating trains, educational exhibits, and displays of restored rolling stock.



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  • Caroline Nitz posted 14 days ago
    "Honestly we were very excited to go to this. The drive out there was beautiful. The train was pretty cool considering the cars you ride in are over 100yrs old. But if asked to go again I would say absolutely not. The mosquitoes were so thick, you were getting eaten alive even while the train was moving. There were also biting flies and wasps. It was only 78 out but felt like 98 in the train. Theres no leg room so very uncomfortable. Also it being a scenic train, there was nothing to look at and see. Its straight trees and a couple farmers fields. $80 for the four of us to go was soooo not worth it. No good views, hot and stuffy and your fighting mosquitoes and flies the entire ride. The only decent part is the guy that told us the history about the trains he was great and knew so much information and history. But I would so much rather pay half the price to not have to go for that terrible ride and just listen to his knowledge. The Riverside and Great Northern Railway was much more enjoyable. It had zero mosquitoes, very friendly staff and better prices. This Mid-Continent Railway was an overall disappointment."
  • Richard Jones posted 26 days ago
    "Great find for us! All pieces on display were beautifully restored. Was pleasantly surprised by the prices in the gift shop! We’ll be returning once the second car house opens."
  • Suzzanne Arnold posted 13 days ago
    "This place is cool. The old fashioned train ride is fun. This is so much fun for children."
  • D Lopez posted 21 days ago
    "Great ride. Beautiful setting. They have a small concession at the picnic shelter with the best burgers ever!"
  • Spencer Manning posted 1 month ago
    "Volunteer staff were very polite and knowledgeable. The restorations were incredible and beautiful. Nice selection of various cars on property."