Spend an afternoon at this bustling historic site nestled inside Minnehaha Park.
Walk along the platform, then gaze up at the station’s delicate gingerbread canopy and dream about a bygone era of train travel.
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.
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.