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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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A Treasurehouse . . . Did Truman Get Off Here?

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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Naples, F
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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 July 1, 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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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Address: 318 West Pacific Avenue, Independence, MO 64050
Phone Number: 816-325-7955
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence

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