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Cheyenne Depot Museum

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Address: 121 West 15th Street, Number One Depot Square, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone Number: 307-638-6338
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Cheyenne Depot Museum is housed in the renovation Union Pacific...
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.
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I love train museums

I love touring train museums and this one was very good. They had a nice model train layout plus the windows overlooked the train yards......we then went out and found the Union... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Seffner, Florida
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Seffner, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I love touring train museums and this one was very good. They had a nice model train layout plus the windows overlooked the train yards......we then went out and found the Union Pacific "Big Boy" locomotive. The largest locomotive in the world and a monster it is....

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I underestimated the amount of nothing in Cheyenne for this to be considered their "downtown". It's a pleasant little museum with a Boot Barn and two restaurants surrounding it. It's $7 a person to tour the small museum. Not horrible, but be sure to ask the visitor desk for a coupon book which has among others, $1 off admission. You... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

On our way from Mount Rushmore to Boulder in Colorado we stopped in Cheyenne for a break. After a quick snack we had a walk around and came across the Cheyenne Depot Museum. It was interesting with information about the railroad and they were setting up a model railroad on the first floor, it was a work in progress but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My son loves trains, was hoping to see some more interactive or something ??? We lasted about an hour, family got bored and left.. It was OK - just not great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Make sure you stop and see this wonderful history of how Cheyenne came to be and the history of the railroad. So many interesting displays and items from long ago. Make sure you go upstairs and see the model layout because those guys are experts when it comes to model railroading! So glad we stopped here. Kids loved it and... More 

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Vidor, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We took a side trip while on a Colorado vacation to visit Cheyenne, WY and the Cheyenne Depot Museum. The depot building is huge, and a great example of depot design and construction. The museum occupies about 1/3 of the depot and includes many photographs, models, and details that would interest anyone who appreciates history. There is also a large... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We were visiting Fort Collins, CO and on a whim, decided to drive to Cheyenne, WY. When we arrived in the city we found this great museum. It had great information and photos of the trains from the early train days. The best part for us, was the Thomas the Train set in the corner that the kids played with... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Cheyenne Depot Museum was featured in the Cheyenne visitor information packet we obtained from the Visitor Center, along with a coupon for discounted admission, which was why we decided to stop here on a recent visit to the historic downtown Cheyenne plaza and rail yard area. The museum features numerous and colorful exhibits regarding the history of Cheyenne and... More 

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MORENO VALLEY
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211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I did not go inside the museum as it had a charge and I was mostly interested in the building. The building & the Plaza in front of it have kind of a magical feeling around sunset and afterwards. As long as it's not too cold!

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Springfield, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We stopped here to fill out our afternoon. Neither of us are train buffs but we both found the museum interesting. The museum itself relies heavily on pictures and text panels. There are some videos as well. It all paints an interesting picture of the railroads that opened the west. Upstairs is an incredible model train exhibit. Fortunately when we... More 

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