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Big Boy Steam Engine

Holiday Park, Cheyenne, WY
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Ranked #15 of 32 Attractions in Cheyenne
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Railroad buffs will enjoy seeing Old Number 4004, the world's largest steam locomotive, retired from service by the Union Pacific in 1956.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

this is right in a park and the kids enjoyed it as well as playing at the park There is a sign there telling all about the train

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Huge train in a pretty park. Liked the Canadian geese and the chipmunks wandering around the treed areas and the lake.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Looking at a locomotive sitting, slowly rotting away in a park is a forlorn business. You'd find it much more interesting to go to You Tube and type Big Boy where you can view on of these monster workhorses of the rails at work! Quite interesting. Union Pacific is restoring one of these locomotives in Cheyenne at their facility, and... More

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Gray Court, South Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

While it's really cool to see a piece of history and a really neat engine, the fence and surrounding area kind of take away some of the atmosphere. Would be better if it was in a museum.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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136 reviews 136 reviews
102 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is worth stopping to see, but it won't take you more than a few minutes to do so. It's located in pleasant Holliday Park. This is one of the biggest steam locomotives ever built...and indeed, it is humongous!!!!! But, it has sort of been left as it was left (so to speak), and needs to be refurbished. But believe... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Huge, historical. Just great to learn about and see. The train had just come into town. The people lined the tracks for its arrival.

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North Platte, Nebraska, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

the park that this locomotive is located in a very nice park but you can tell that the locomotive needs cosmetic work.

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Bedford
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Located in Holiday Park, this HUGE steam engine is in an area set aside for photos and walking around its perimeter. The size of that engine will amaze you.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

"Big Boy" is a "huge" tourist attraction to many who visit Cheyenne. Located in a city park, it is free to view and there is plenty of information provided to learn more about this historic locomotive.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Large locomotives are few and far between, so to see one outside in a park is cool. It is fenced in however so you cannot climb inside. The park is scenic as well, and it is only about a mile from the Cheyenne Depot Museum, so an easy walk if the weather is agreeable.

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