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Big Boy Steam Engine

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Address: Holliday Park, Near East 17th St and Morrie Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone Number: 307-637-6423
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Railroad buffs will enjoy seeing Old Number 4004, the world's largest steam...

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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Very cool to finally see one in person!

While on a business trip I happened to be in Cheyenne and got to see the 4004 Big Boy. The site was easy to find and there is a lot of parking. This Big Boy seems to really be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Huntley, IL.
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Huntley, IL.
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106 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While on a business trip I happened to be in Cheyenne and got to see the 4004 Big Boy. The site was easy to find and there is a lot of parking. This Big Boy seems to really be in good shape and worth a visit.

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Kent, Washington
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160 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the uninitiated, this would be just a walk by. For the train buff, it is thoroughly enjoyable. Wish one could get on board.

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Thank Senioronabudget
Pittsburg, Kansas
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Largest Steam engine preserved and on display. Nice quite park in quiet part of time. Can see from car if you prefer not to get out.

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Thank sek_miller
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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181 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Having grown up in the NY metropolitan area, I want to NYC many times and my ONLY rail experiences were the NY Subways {many lines} as well as NJ Transit. There is LITTLE appreciation of the size of those rail cars as the length of the system is the emphasis. Plus the trains run on electricity {the infamous 3rd rail}... More 

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Thank Charles K
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is a huge park and cool, after you look st this huge, I mean gigantiouse train and read a bit of history. I recommend bringing food for BBQ the facility are here also sport courts basket ball volley ball horseshoes, and a walk way around the pound, or small lake, for the little people there are many play areas... More 

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Detroit
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56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great restoration of one of the 8 Big Boy locomotives in the US. Quiet little park area. Interesting to see if the weather is good. Interesting history. Plan about 30 minutes. FREE.

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Thank GPTraveller
des plaines, IL
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This is a must stop especially for anyone who likes trains or train history. We enjoyed seeing it and the park here is nice too.

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Thurmont, Maryland
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51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Worth visiting if you have any interest in trains. This thing is massive, probably twice the size (maybe bigger) than a regular steam locomotive.

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Thank Bill H
Eastern Shore Maryland
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66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Husband was very excited to discover we were staying just down the street from Holiday Park and the Big Boy. It was one of the first things we visited. A must for any train lover. Was told by trolley driver that Cheyenne is restoring a second Big Boy, so we'll be back out to see that one someday as well.

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Pasco WA
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Five minute stop on the trolley type route. The driver gives a short informative talk about it. Worth getting out to stand beside to see how big it truly is. Lovely park setting.

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