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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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Take time to learn about Cheyenne's rich railroad history

What a wonderful Depot Museum to step back in time and imagine this way of travel and commerce! Tons of historical info, photos and items to view. Cheyenne was a bustling Mecca... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Casper, Wyoming
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Casper, Wyoming
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful Depot Museum to step back in time and imagine this way of travel and commerce! Tons of historical info, photos and items to view. Cheyenne was a bustling Mecca for the European Elite and eastern investment tycoons due to it's rich amount of resources found in the vast areas of WY. The depot building is vast and... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately we didn't have long here as it was a quick stop on a very hectic tour, but what I did see was very good. The staff at the museum, information desk and gift shop were all very friendly and helpful. Train enthusiasts must go

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Cape Canaveral
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The museum was engine oriented which did not appeal to me personally after a few displays but I really enjoyed the viewing platform on the second floor. Personally, that made the whole event!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The Rail museum downstairs provides a great insight into the history of the local Railway. The guys working upstairs on the model railway do an amazing job of re-creating what it was like. Anybody remotely interested in trains has to visit!

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The museum was very informative and the personnel in the gift shop were very personable. One could spend a long time enjoying the rail history presented.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you're a fan of trains, transportation and/or history, you should swing by the Depot Museum. In less than an hour you can travel back over 100+ years of history. There are a lot of great pictures of Cheyenne and the Union Pacific RR at this museum. There's also a lot of antique equipment on display that is cool to... More 

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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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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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