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Wayzata Depot and Railroad Museum


  1. Benches / Seating Area
  2. Drinking Fountain
  3. Garden
  4. Observation Deck
  5. Picnic Areas
  6. Picnic Tables
  7. Restrooms
  8. Short Term Public Dock

Wayzata Depot and Railroad Museum

This 1906 historic train station is one of the city's most popular gathering places for residents and visitors. Lovely Perennial gardens planted and maintained by volunteers with the Lake Minnetonka Garden Club add to the ambiance of this park site abutting the shoreline of Wayzata Bay. Sit back and relax on the shaded lawn and watch the arrival/departure of the restored streetcar boat, The Minnehaha, or sailboats sailing in and out of the bay. The Depot docks has benches and Adirondacks chairs for seating and an overlook platform at the waters edge.

The Wayzata Historical Society’s railroad museum inside the Depot is open April thru New Years Day on weekends from noon-4. This terrazzo-floored waiting room still has many of the original furnishings from James J. Hill’s era. A volunteer-run miniature garden railroad activity outside (spring through fall) is fascinating for children of all ages.
Picnic tables are available on the lawn areas. A lakeside boardwalk west to Wayzata Beach is also available.

Location & Features

The Depot is located at 402 Lake Street East. A train museum is located in the Depot building. On-site amenities include 3 picnic tables (no grilling facilities), as well as grassy areas for picnics, summertime music concerts, and enjoying the scenery around Lake Minnetonka. Please call the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce at 952-473-9595 for more information or you can also visit their website.