Open Weekends, Wednesdays, and Holidays
April through December
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
402 East Lake Street, Wayzata
For more than 100 years our Great Northern Railway Depot has served as Wayzata’s most iconic landmark. Trains serviced the depot with scheduled stops from 1906 to 1958, when it became a “flag stop” serviced by request only. Great Northern finally closed the depot in 1971 and donated it to the City of Wayzata in 1972. The depot was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981 and is now home to the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce and the Wayzata Historical Society Museum.
What to expect
- Historic depot waiting room and stationmaster’s office
- Seven-panel history timeline of Wayzata
- Wayzata, Lake Minnetonka, and railroad memorabilia
- Garden railroad display
- Train viewing area
- Steamboat Minnehaha excursions (visit steamboatminnehaha.org for more information)