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Milwaukee Road employees referred to the Minnehaha Depot as the "Princess" because of its delicate gingerbread canopy trim. The Depot was built in 1875 to replace a smaller station on the first railroad line into the Twin Cities from Chicago. In the Depots early years, Minneapolis residents flocked to Minnehaha Park via train to enjoy summer weekends. The site is managed by the Minnesota Transportation Museum. Depot open summer only on Sundays and holidays, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day. Admission free for all visitors.

Location: PO Box 17240, Nokomis Station, near Hwy 55-Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis Minnesota 55417 Telephone 651-228-0263

Other History nearby:
(St Paul) Alexander Ramsey House
(St Paul) Alexander Ramsey House
(Minneapolis) American Swedish Institute
(Scandia) Gammelgarden Museum
(Hanna) Hanna Pioneer Museum
(Shakopee) Historic Murphy's Landing

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