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Cheyenne Depot Museum

121 West 15th Street, Number One Depot Square, Cheyenne, WY 82001
307-638-6338
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Ranked #12 of 32 attractions in Cheyenne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: The Cheyenne Depot Museum is housed in the renovation Union Pacific Cheyenne Depot, a National Historic Landmark. The museum provides a journey... more » Owner description: The Cheyenne Depot Museum is housed in the renovation Union Pacific Cheyenne Depot, a National Historic Landmark. The museum provides a journey through the history of Cheyenne. It also houses the world famous model railroad layout, the Union Central & Northern, an HOn3 scale layout created by Harry Brunk. « less
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Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Cheyenne is a major home to the Santa Fe railroad. The former depot has been converted to a visitors center, museum and multi-use office space. With its convenient location in downtown, it is a great place from which to launch your visit to explore the city. The museum is home to a phenomenal model railroad layout that was built almost... More

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Floral Park, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Interesting stop if you are a train enthusiast. I am not, but enjoyed this place. History of trains in this area is interesting. And the model train layout upstairs is a must. Added bonus was watching freight trains going through.

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Tampa, FL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Loved the beautiful brick building and decorated boot statues. Didn't get to go to the train museum but we love the Western buildings in the area, especially The Wrangler western store next door.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It is a nice attempt at a specialized museum, but not worth the price. The interior of the depot is disappointing, not as grand as the outside and it has been cut up to fit in the museum

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Noble, Oklahoma, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Like most all of downtown Cheyenne, the building is beautiful, restored to its glory days. They had booths inside and out with everything from expensive jewelry to Christmas ornaments for sale. They also had a few food vendors right outside. Also waiting right outside is a FREE carriage ride with a man who obviously knows his Cheyenne history. Loved the... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A great place to spend a couple of hours while you're in Cheyenne. It was facinating to learn about the integral part the railroad played, and continues to play, in this community. I highly recommend making a stop here.

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Utah
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I enjoyed the museum very much. It was very interesting learning about the steam engines. When we went upstairs there was only one other couple up there. The volunteer (older gentleman with a beard) was talking to them and explaining all about the trains, taking them around to the different exhibits. We were never acknowledged at all. I felt he... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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102 reviews 102 reviews
7 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Cheyenne is a small town, but when there, this is definitely one of the things worth seeing. It is a remarkably well preserved building that still has an enormous amount of charm. There is a fee to enter, but it was modest. If I remember correctly $8 for adults and free for children 12 and under. There is a gift... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Depot Plaza is in the downtown / industrial area. Several interesting sites in this part of town. The railroad depot museum is all about the railroads that have passed and currently pass through Cheyenne. Upstairs has several model railroad layouts. But if you're not into railroads, this museum and its $8 per person admission probably isn't for you.

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Casper, Wyoming
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a nice visit. For the $8 a person admission charge I'm not sure it was really worth it but the model railroad in the upstairs made up for that! I also liked walking around just looking at the photographs and the artwork that was displayed.

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