UPDATED: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:13 AM
The museum remains open and all trains are departing as scheduled.
The high water has caused Museum Road (a.k.a. Diamond Hill Road) to be closed until the water recedes. Museum Road is the primary route used by visitors to reach Mid-Continent Railway Museum.
When arriving from the direction of Baraboo/Wisconsin Dells/Madison, a detour route is available which requires an additional five minutes travel time.
White ground-level directional signs pointing the way to Mid-Continent are placed along the detour route, starting at the 4-way stop sign in downtown North Freedom. Directions are as follows:
- From the 4-way stop sign in North Freedom, follow County Hwy PF south for 3/4 mile
- Turn right on Ulrich Road, follow it for 1 mile
- Turn right on Museum Road, follow it for 3/4 mile
- At the stop sign, turn right. Continue for 500 feet. The museum depot is located on the left side of the road.
For visitors approaching from the west via Reedsburg, State Hwy 136 between Reedsburg and Rock Springs has now reopened to traffic after being closed earlier in the week due to high water.
For any questions, please contact Mid-Continent Railway Museum at 608-522-4261 or toll free at 800-930-1385.