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Address: 318 West Pacific Avenue, Independence, MO 64050
Phone Number: 816-325-7955
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For Train History People

Free, but you will be asked for a voluntary donation. Great for those who enjoy train history. There is a resident docent who enjoys answering questions. Is located adjacent to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Free, but you will be asked for a voluntary donation. Great for those who enjoy train history. There is a resident docent who enjoys answering questions. Is located adjacent to the National Trails Museum.

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Fenton, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This was an interesting little railroad depot. The docent was a very nice gentleman but we couldn't seem to find a way to politely and graciously end our tour (he kept going and going). Ultimately, others came and while he was talking with them we politely snuck out and drove away.

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Thank Gail K
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This may have been the station Harry disembarked from, but it is not the place. As part of the preservation plan, this station was moved here in the early 2000s. But the station reminds me of one in my family's ancestral village / town of Graettinger, Iowa - now long since torn down (I saw it as a kid). It... More 

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Thank etweeden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this museum. I love history and railroads. It was a pleasure to see such a beautiful depot and all the historical railroad artifacts. worth visiting.

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Thank Heather M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had the good fortune to notice the RR Depot after leaving the National Frontier Trails Museum, and were offered a guided tour by a very knowledgeable docent. He brought to life what the depot was like and recounted the ups and downs of the Chicago & Alton Railroad.. and its later ownership. The very existence of the depot is... More 

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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Thank Mary K
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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Thank Norman R
Kearney, MO.
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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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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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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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