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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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Description: Railroad buffs will enjoy seeing Old Number 4004, the world's largest...
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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Impressive, but a Little Sad

If you are into historic trains this is certainly a "must see". Old Number 4004 is one of only a handful of Big Boy steam locomotives still in existance. In its day it was one of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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323 reviews 323 reviews
95 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

If you are into historic trains this is certainly a "must see". Old Number 4004 is one of only a handful of Big Boy steam locomotives still in existance. In its day it was one of the largest engines in the world, specifically designed to haul heavy loads over the mountins. In retirement it has become a pigeon perch in... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Steam locomotive fans wouldn't miss the chance to see the "Big Boy" while in Cheyenne. If you're not a rail fan, this glorious engine from a bygone era might look like a hunk of steel sitting in a park. But for rail fans, it is a surviving example of the greatest motive force every put on the rails. It is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Although fenced, the train itself is huge and you really need to walk the train to appreciate the size and dimension.

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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25 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Located in Holiday Park, the engine is quite a site to see. Entrance into the park is free, as is seeing the engine. It does't take much time to see the engine and take a few pics, say 15 minutes top. One cannot access the engine because its fenced off. Understandable, as human contact would only cause problems (sad to... More 

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Vidor, Texas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

When in Cheyenne, this is a must see for any railroad fan or history buff. The park area is very nice and accessible from the side street and one way drive to the park. There is a picnic shelter adjacent from the locomotive and room for good photographs.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What a wonderful piece of history. Kids love it, parents are amazed by it. It sets in a beautiful kid friendly part. There are toys for all ages. So have a pic nic and enjoy the history and get some exersize for the kiddos.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We drove up to Cheyenne from Denver specifically to see Big Boy. It's easy to find right outside of town in a park. It is fascinating to look at and read about. It's only one of 8 that were made and on display.

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My family are nuts for anything pertaining to trains so this was a must see for us. It's located in Holliday Park At 17th & Morrie Ave. It's a lovely park with paved walks and a nice pond. You'll find the Big Boy in the S.E. corner of the park. This Big Boy is one of only 8 such remaining... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, Usa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This very large steam locomotive is in a public park that is easily accessed and centrally located. The engine is entirely surrounded by a chain-link fence, so it is not possible to get very close or take a good picture without having to include the fence.

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Bellefontaine, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It is amazing how huge these steam engines were. What amazes me more is how they could have built such a monstrous machine.

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