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Chicago & Alton Railroad Depot

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Address: 318 West Pacific Avenue, Independence, MO 64050
Phone Number: 816-325-7955
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Bit of history in this restored building

Harry Truman would arrive at this station when he would come home from his whistle stop tour and Washinton D.C.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Mary K
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Independence, Missouri, United States
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Independence, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Harry Truman would arrive at this station when he would come home from his whistle stop tour and Washinton D.C.

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A very historical two story depot, station agent's family lived upstairs. Beautifully restored to 1880 and 1890s by volunteers. Lots of railroad artifacts on display. Knowledgeable guides.

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Kearney, MO.
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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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42 helpful votes 42 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
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37 helpful votes 37 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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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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28 helpful votes 28 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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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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Address: Address: 318 West Pacific Avenue, Independence, MO 64050
Phone Number: 816-325-7955
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence

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