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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 #7 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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99 reviews 99 reviews
7 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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Bozeman, Montana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have always been a train buff and this museum was awesome. The model train exhibit, while still in progress, was amazing. I certainly recommend it for anyone visiting Cheyenne.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited this museum a few years ago, before they added the model railroad in the attic and we really enjoyed it. Now that they've added the model railroad, it's even better. It's loaded with union pacific railroad history in very good displays. The model depicts the Colorado central and its just great. The staff were very helpful and friendly.... More

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Mt. Vernon
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96 reviews 96 reviews
31 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Not worth the time or cash. It's a snooze-fest. The attached, unmemorable, restaurant is also pretty mediocre. Kids will not enjoy this.

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Bloomington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The architecture is wonderful and the staff are almost as good. The museum was overpriced for what you got.

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Gray Court, South Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This museum is good for a couple of hours at most and seeing the model train display is certainly the highlight. Would be better if a tour of the shop was included.

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