What to See and Do

Spend an afternoon at this bustling historic site nestled inside Minnehaha Park.

Explore the station

Walk along the platform, then gaze up at the station’s delicate gingerbread canopy and dream about a bygone era of train travel.

View the exhibits

On Sunday afternoons from Memorial Day to Labor Day, step inside the station to view exhibits about early railroad history and meet with a volunteer interpreter from the Minnesota Transportation Museum.

The exhibits include original telegraph equipment, a telegraph typewriter, a hand-cranked telephone that was used to communicate with the tower at 24th Street, train order hoops — used to pass train orders to trains while in motion — wooden benches for waiting passengers, a coal-fired stove used to heat the depot, and other displays of early railroad and streetcar travel in the area.

Enjoy the park

While you’re here, take a stroll along the park’s many walking paths, view the gardens, snap a photo by Minnehaha Falls and Minnehaha Creek, enjoy a picnic, and take in the sights and sounds of this natural oasis in the city.