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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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Whether your thing is history or trains

The history of the Union Pacific railroad, and the folks that built and ran it, is told through pictures and artifacts at this museum at the train depot. We like both trains and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Elverson, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

the museum is organized well, but has a lot of information. My 7 and 8 year old struggled. There is a lot of reading- like information overload. I could have used some simplification. The best part was the model trains upstairs and watching all the trains come through behind the building.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The museum is very limited in scope consisting primarily of photographs and descriptions. While in Denver, I drove to Cheyenne specifically to see the Depot Museum. It is primarily a gift shop with other vendors outside and inside the depot with the small Depot Museum attached. The model train exhibit upstairs was worth seeing especially for those of us who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The history of the Union Pacific railroad, and the folks that built and ran it, is told through pictures and artifacts at this museum at the train depot. We like both trains and history, so it was a double delight, but even if you think you don't like either, the story of the American west is a story of railroads,... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were eager and curious to see the Depot Museum as most of the station part had vendors due to it being Frontier Days. Sadly, the "museum" was charging an $8 entry fee. I don't mind a donation of $2-$5 but I thought $8 was a bit too pricy. Walked around the gift shop which was so - so. Maybe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is an amazing place loved the second floor trains.very interesting history of the railway they call railroads.never mind.this place really does it large.great way to spend time even if you don't like trains.This place blows your head off from the minute you enter. I bloody love this State

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What an informative museum. I especially liked the 2nd floor with the model trains. It was interesting from the minute you walked in. Well worth anyone's time and money.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is the place to find out how the Intercontinental RR worked its way across the USA during & following (1863-1869) the Civil War (1861-1865). This museum traces the Union Pacific part of the Intercontinental RR. [There is a similar museum in Sacramento tracing the Central Pacific's route to Utah]. The main lobby has an interesting 'floor' map, detailing the... More 

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North Royalton, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I like trains and museums as well. This one we went thru easily on a Sunday just before closing which used to be an active passenger train depot in Cheyenne. Now no passenger trains go thru but a LOT of freights...all Union Pacific. They have a large glass-enclosed area on the 2nd floor to watch the action in the rail... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

While trains are not my fascination, I found this museum held my attention. I don't think I missed an exhibit! It was well laid out with lots of pictures. Even watched a video about the old trains.

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We're railroad buffs and enjoy railroadiana where ever we go. This museum was just OK though. Just didn't feel they presented much beyond story boards with pictures, a second story view of the yard and a very nicely detailed N scale model railroad. With due respect for the volunteers that have undoubtedly worked hard putting the museum together, with so... More 

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Additional Information about Cheyenne Depot Museum

Address: 121 West 15th Street, Number One Depot Square, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone Number: 307-638-6338
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Cheyenne
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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