Choo Choo Bob's Train Store was founded in 2005 on the principle that trains are fun for all ages. Over the last decade, our small, family friendly shop has grown into a celebrated Twin Cities landmark. We offer an interactive play area that's open daily to the public, operating train layouts, a weekly story hour, a wide selection of toys and gifts, and private birthday party rental packages (more party details below).
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Want to arrange a group visit for six or more kids? Please call us at 651-646-5252 for details and pricing.
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Hours & Location
Choo Choo Bob's Train Store is located just east of the intersection of Marshall and Cleveland.
2050 Marshall Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104
REGULAR STORE HOURS:
Monday – Thursday:
9:00am – 6:00pm
9:00 am – 8:00 pm
8:30am – 8:00pm
9:30am – 6:00pm
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Convenient parking may be
found in our parking lot
behind the store.
Story Time with Engineer Paul! Sing songs, listen to train stories, and enjoy the morning at your favorite train store!
Tuesday, May 2
Tuesday, May 9
Tuesday, May 16
Tuesday, May 23
Tuesday, May 30
The best story time in town starts at 10:00 am.
Birthday Party Rooms
Celebrate Your Birthday at Choo Choo Bob's!
Rent one of our private birthday party rooms for an unforgettable birthday celebration. We have three package options available, starting at $150. Each package includes:
Two-hour room rental for up to eight children (extra children $10 each). Maximum of 15 kids. Maximum total occupancy is 30 people.
Personalized scratch-made birthday cake from La Patisserie Bakery in St. Paul.
This yummy cake is 1/4-sheet-sized (9" x 13") and feeds about 20 people. Upgrades to a 1/2 sheet cake or get an additional 1/4 sheet cake available for $35. Gift bags for eight children. They are stuffed with a train toy or activity, fruit snacks, animal crackers, and mixed candy.
Everything you need for the party, including plates, cups, napkins, silverware, candles, utensils, and a clean-up crew!
Customizable invitations for your guests! Filtered water and apple juice for all guests.
Private Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway play table
You are welcome to bring in outside food and non-alcoholic beverages at no extra charge.
The Davanni’s Hungry Engineers Pizza Party Package!
For just $200, we can throw your birthday group a pizza party! In addition to everything included in our Standard Party Package, you get:
Two large one-topping pizzas (your choice of pepperoni, sausage, or extra cheese) and a large order of twelve breadsticks, delivered HOT from Davanni’s in Saint Paul! One of these traditional crust pizzas will feed three to five adults and five to eight kids.
Additional pizzas are $18 each.
Additional order of 12 breadsticks are $10.
We will also supply the room with cool Choo Choo Bob coloring and activity pages and train-themed board games and activities!
For just $225, you get everything in the Hungry Engineers Package PLUS engineer caps for the birthday child and all of your child guests.
Go All Out with our Choo-choo-palooza Pizza Party Package!
NEW - Special Weekday Rates!
Save $50 on any package if you book your party for a weekday (Monday through Friday).
Call 651-646-5252 to reserve your party!
50% of estimated total is due at time of booking. All food orders and headcount must be finalized and full payment received for weekend parties by 6:00 pm on the Wednesday prior to the party. All food orders and headcount must be finalized and full payment received 72 hours prior to all weekday parties.
Choo Choo Bob's Train Store, 2050 Marshall Ave., St. Paul MN 55104
PHONE: 651-646-5252 FAX: 651-646-5260
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