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Go, See, Explore: Choo Choo Bob’s New Location

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courtesy of Choo Choo Bob’s

Choo Choo Bob’s Grand Re-Opening is May 3rd!

Location: 214 4th St. E., St. Paul, MN | Suite 140/150 inside the Head House on Level 1

Hours: 10 am until 1 pm Monday and Friday,  and 10 am until 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. 

May 3rd-May 5th will mark Choo Choo Bob’s opening in the historic train station. In celebration, they are offering a 50% discount on play space admissions from May 3 – 5: $5 for kids 1-10 yrs and $1 for adults.

May 3
Opening Day kicks off with Story time with Engineer Paul at 10:30 and extended operating hours; families can come to play and shop from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. while the CPKC Empress Train is visiting Union Depot.

May 4th
10 am to 5 pm — LIVE music with Rob Stokes at 11 a.m.!

May 5th
10 am to 5 pm — LIVE music with Rob Stokes at 11 a.m.!

Choo Choo Bob’s has an exciting new location at Union Depot in St. Paul! This special store offers train enthusiasts and families a one-of-a-kind experience. Nestled in the heart of historic St. Paul, this vibrant store captures the essence of railroading in a charming and educational setting.

As you step into Choo Choo Bob’s, you are greeted by a world of locomotive wonders. The store features an extensive collection of model trains, railroad-themed toys, books, and accessories, making it a paradise for train lovers of all ages. From classic steam engines to modern freight trains, there’s something for everyone to marvel at.

photo courtesy of Choo Choo Bob’s

The store’s design reflects the nostalgia of rail travel, with vintage-inspired decor and interactive displays that bring the history of trains to life. Visitors can explore miniature train layouts, watch model trains chug along tracks, and learn fascinating facts about the evolution of railroads.

Choo Choo Bob’s at Union Depot is open seven days a week, ensuring that train enthusiasts can indulge their passion any day they choose. Whether you’re a seasoned railroading aficionado or a curious newcomer, there’s always something exciting to discover at Choo Choo Bob’s.

In addition to its retail offerings, Choo Choo Bob’s hosts special events and workshops, a play space (admission ticket required), and engaging experiences for families and railway enthusiasts alike. From model train-building workshops to storytime sessions for young children, the store fosters a sense of community and learning centered around the world of trains.

Union Depot’s central location makes it easily accessible by car or public transit, adding to the convenience and appeal of visiting Choo Choo Bob’s. Whether you’re planning a family outing, a solo adventure, or a unique gift-shopping experience, Choo Choo Bob’s at Union Depot promises an unforgettable journey through the fascinating world of trains.


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