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Chicago & Alton Railroad Depot

Address: 318 West Pacific Avenue, Independence, MO 64050
Phone Number: 816-325-7955
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Ranked #14 of 35 things to do in Independence
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums

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Kearney, MO.
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75 reviews 75 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Its not a large museum and it won't take a lot of time but, it's worth your time and effort to go see it while I the area.

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Vancouver, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This museum shares a parking lot with the National Frontier Trails Museum. We would not have known about it otherwise. When we were there, a volunteer took us through each of the restored rooms- not just the depot, but the stationmaster's living quarters on the second floor. So many stories and artifacts are available. Be sure to check the hours... More 

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Independence, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Lots of railroad history - always fun to see and have different exhibits at times. Nothing to dislike.

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97 reviews 97 reviews
95 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It's a free museum (donation suggested ) there is a very nice man who walks you thru the depot. You can see lots of artifacts and how they lived back to then. Very neat and nice small museum

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Oxford, MS
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The renovations appeared to be first rate and the artifacts were plentiful and in good condition. A sign requested that we wait for the next guided tour (as one was in progress). Fortunately, a notebook of photos of the various rooms was provided for visitors who could not climb the stairs to the second floor – or in our case... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a restored depot from 1857, and the man (you feel like he was also imported from 1857) who runs the place gives a neat little tour, which includes lots of different antiques. There is even an actual stagecoach from the 1800's sitting outside the depot and you can climb in to take pictures.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

A small genuine railroad station, full of railway history brought alive by the two guides. It is totally free, donations if you wish. Lots to see, but maybe younger children would not find much to interest them.

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Ogden
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

We accidentally found this on the grounds of the Western Trails Museum. We liked it better than the museum. We were given a short but interesting tour of the depot. It had some interesting old artifacts. It has been beautifully restored.

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Orland Park, IL
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94 reviews 94 reviews
44 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

A beautifully restored old train station that teaches us how people traveled by train in the early years. Well guided tours of the entire facility that will interest those who like railroads or nostalgia.

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Wicklow, Ireland
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109 reviews 109 reviews
21 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

This site was closed when we Rrived bit a very kindly gentleman opened it up just for us. He was very interesting and his love of the railway was evident in his story telling

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