9 Places to Explore North Dakota's Railroad History
Railroads played a major role in North Dakota's development as a state. Learn more about the railroading history of North Dakota.
Railroad Museum of Minot
Dedicated to the railroad history and culture that established many of the state's cities. Displays and artifacts trace the vital impact of the railroads on the communities and the way of life the railroads provided for many individuals. The museum focuses on the time period from 1886 to present and has many hands on displays and information for visitors for all ages.
19 First St. N.E. Minot, ND 58701
Rosebud Visitor Center NP Coach
The Rosebud is a Northern Pacific Railroad Superintendents Coach dating from 1881. The car was used by S. R. Ainslie, Superintendent of the Yellowstone Division. Rosebud was purchased in February 1932, by John P. Reeve for $550.
250 Main St. W. Valley City, ND 58072
Midland Continental Depot Transportation Museum Featuring Peggy Lee
Museum showcasing two treasures in one: the Midland Continental Railroad and the home of music legend and North Dakota native, Peggy Lee. The Midland Continental was a short line railroad that operated between 1912 and 1970. The main floor of the building served as the depot, and this floor showcases the railroad's history.
401 Railway Street Wimbledon, ND 58492
Site preserves part of a military installation established as Camp Greeley in 1872 to provide protection for work gangs then building the Northern Pacific Railroad. The camp's name was changed to Camp Hancock in 1873. Northern Pacific engine and coal car on site.
101 E. Main Ave. Bismarck, ND 58501