Visitor Information

Hours of Operation

*Due to the ongoing pandemic, these hours are subject to change. Check back at this site or contact the park directly for quesitons.*

Closed for the winter/season through May 4, 2021

Spring Hours:
(May 5 – May 22, 2021)
Wednesday – Saturday
10 A.M. –  4:30 P.M
Self Guided Tours Only

Summer Hours:
(May 26 – September 5, 2021)
Wednesday – Sunday
10 A.M. – 5 P.M.
Open Memorial Day and Independence Day
Guided and Self Guided Tours Offered

Falls Hours:
(September 8 – October 23, 2021)
Wednesday – Saturday
10 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.*
Self Guided Tours Only
*The park will be closed select days due to staff availability. Check back closer to August for specific days when we will be closed. If you know a specific day(s) you plan to visit, contact the park to make sure we will be open.

October 24, 2021 – April 2022
Closed for the season/winter

Admission Fees

Our Park contains ten viewable buildings and rolling stock railroad artifacts on a twelve-acre campus. Four of the buildings/rolling stock are viewable only by taking the guided tour. The remaining buildings/rolling stock are viewable by self guided tour. During Spring and Fall hours, all buildings are open for self guided tours. The admission fees for the self guided tours are free-will donation. The self guided tour buildings are open from 10am to 5pm.

Guided Tour Admission Fees:
Adults (18 years and older) $7.00
Students (6 – 17 years) $5.00
Children 5 & Under FREE
Veterans FREE
Active Military/Blue Star Families* FREE

Guided tours are conducted every hour on the half hour at:
10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm.

Group Rates
Adult Bus Groups Over 15 People – $5.00 per person
School Groups/Day Care Groups – $3.00 per child/adult
More Information, visit: https://endoline.com/portfolios/tours/

*Blue Star Family:  Those currently serving in the United States Military as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. For more information on Blue Star, visit https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/blue-star-museums

Can I visit the park outside of the posted hours?

Outside of the hours above, all the historic buildings and structures in the park are closed. However, End-O-Line Park is one of nine parks in Murray County and the public are welcome to visit the park grounds seven days week during daylight hours. You can walk on the side walks around the park, play on the playground, sit down on our outdoor picnic tables, etc. Please note that during the winter months there is not snow removal.

If you want to tour the buildings/gift shop outside of our hours of operation, a special appointment can be made in advance. To make an appointment, contact the park at:
507-763-3708
endoline@co.murray.mn.us
Or, fill out our online reservation form at: https://endoline.com/portfolios/tours/
Please make appointments one week in advance if possible.

What can I do when I visit End-O-Line Park?

When you arrive, we ask that you stop at the Visitors’ Center first to check-in with park staff so they can show you were to go and what is open. The visitor center also contains our gift shop containing over 300 items for sale including books, custom t-shirts, candy,  drinks, Schwan’s ice cream, home décor, and railroad themed toys. 

Our Park contains ten viewable buildings and rolling stock railroad artifacts. Four of the buildings/rolling stock are viewable only by taking the guided tour. During Spring and Fall hours, all buildings are open for self guided tours. A guided tour will take your through the following buildings/structures:
– 1940s Grand Trunk Western Caboose
– Replica Enginehouse containing over 300 railroad artifacts, including an 1875 narrow-gauge Baldwin Steam Engine.
– The original 1900 built Currie Depot which includes an authentic HO scale model train display built in 1975.
– Section’s Foreman’s house from Comfrey, MN built in 1899

A guided tour also includes a spin on the historic 1901 manual railroad turntable. Tours are generally 40-60 minutes and are led by one of our trained staff members. There is moderate walking involved with the tour. Other than the caboose and the second floor of the Section’s Foreman’s house, guided tours are entirely wheelchair accessible. 

The remaining park buildings/rolling stock are viewable by self guided tour. During Spring and Fall hours, all buildings are open for self guided tours. The self guided buildings during the Summer hours include: 
– Restored general store built in 1872
– Replica wheat grist mill
– Rural country school house built around 1890
– Presbyterian church built in 1873 (that still holds services every Sunday in the warmer months)
– Replica of the first courthouse in the county.
– 1940s Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway caboose
– Miniature Depot built in the 1970s using parts from formerly built train depots
– The women’s waiting room of the original Currie Depot

Other historic structures at the park include:
– Replica coal bunker. Now a picnic shelter available for rentals. See details at: https://endoline.com/portfolios/tours/
– An original railroad water tower
– Inspector/repair cars made by Fairmont Motor Company
– Veterans Memorial of Currie area veterans in partnership with the Lionel Boudreau Post #322

Our park also has a train themed playground for young children, outside picnic tables, public restrooms open 24 hours between May and October, and lots of grassy space to play and relax. 

How do I get to your park?

Our park address is at:
440 North Mill Street
Currie, MN 56123
[The ‘North’ in the address is necessary if inputting our address in GPS as ‘440 Mill St.’ will take you to a different site].

The park is located on the northern edge of the town of Currie just over the Des Moines River on County Highway 38; just off of State Hwy 30. As the crow flies, we are 11 miles northeast of Slayton, 18 miles south of Tracy, 42 miles south of Marshall, 50 miles north of Worthington, 101 miles northeast of Sioux Falls, SD, 133 miles west of Mankato, MN, and 215 miles southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Parking is free in our parking lot located at the western side of the park. We also have a separate area for RV, trailer, or large vehicle parking. Bike rack parking is also available at the park. We are only a couple mile bike ride from Lake Shetek State Park via the Casey Jones State Trail. Bike riders are more than welcome to use the End O Line Park parking lot as an unloading area to use the bike trail. Learn more at: https://www.caseyjonestrail.org/.

Community transportation is available in the SW Minnesota area by contacting the United Community Action Partnership. Call 507-847-2632 or visit https://www.unitedcapmn.org/services/transportation-program/community-transit/ for more information.

Other Relevant Information

Pets are welcome on park grounds but must be on a leash and kept under control at all times. Pets (except for official service animals) are not allowed in buildings and owners must pick up after their pets.

Smoking and e-cigarettes are not allowed in buildings, restrooms, or on park grounds. Food and beverages are not allowed in the buildings/structures except in the visitor’s center. Picnics are allowed outside in the grassy areas. If you have food but would like to visit the buildings first, you can leave your food with staff in the visitor’s center temporarily.

Photography is permitted for non-commercial use. For use of drones or commercial-use photography, please contact the park for permission. Please consider sharing your pictures from your visit by uploading and tagging End O Line Park on Facebook! @endolinemuseum

Park’s Contact Information:
Phone: 507-763-3708
Email: endoline@co.murray.mn.us
Mailing Address:
PO Box 57, Slayton, MN 56172