by Kelly Miller
Are you the nanny or parent of a train lover? Recently I have made two trips to Choo Choo Bob's in St. Paul (one with my nanny children and one with my son). It is a must for train lovers, young and old! What I thought would be a quick visit turned into a 2-hour outing with a 5-month-old and a 2-year-old.
Storytimes, train displays and 10 train tables to play on that feature Brio, Thomas and Chuggington train sets (with many different train cars on each table). The friendly staff welcome you and your children. There are also two birthday party rooms, and as it is a retail store, they sell trains for both children and train collectors.
Choo Choo Bob's is located at the intersection of Cleveland and Marshall Avenues in St. Paul. There is both street parking and a parking lot behind the store (just enter at the door that says "Trains!"). This store is a worthwhile destination for people all over the Twin Cities area.