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Chicago & Alton Railroad Depot

318 West Pacific Avenue, Independence, MO 64050
816-325-7955
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Ranked #12 of 24 Attractions in Independence
Type: Specialty Museums
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Independence, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

I am glad the depot has been preserved, railroad history is disappearing every day, and having a piece like this available is very important. The tour is very short, as the depot itself isnt very big. However, the Frontier Trails museum is next door, so a stop over there will help fill in an afternoon of history.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

A group of volunteers raised money to move and restore this abandoned depot that was set to be demolished. They did a great job on it and now its open for tours. The depot sits across from the Binham Waggoner home, which is also a great place to see. While this is a small building, it is interesting and shows... More

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

Interesting to grown ups but boring for kids! It is a freebie so worth the price of gas. But many other things to do that are more fun & interesting than this place!

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