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La Plata

Lookout Point Park

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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super spot to watch trains

Saw 8 trains in 30 minutes! There is a nice, large deck overlooking the tracks, as well as a small... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2019
Great spot

Great place to watch trains, both East and Westbound, great place to take pictures or video! Easy... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2019
Geneva, Indiana
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Jul 3, 2019
“super spot to watch trains”
May 7, 2019
“Great spot”
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1107 N Brown St, La Plata, MO 63549-1463
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

Saw 8 trains in 30 minutes! There is a nice, large deck overlooking the tracks, as well as a small building complete with a table, chairs, and a heater! Also a small bbq grill (charcoal) outside ready for use.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jackiemp6
Reviewed July 2, 2019

If you are a railfan, it is a good place to watch trains and stay safe! There is also a beach on the Hudson River, should you wish to cool off!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Bruce1515
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Great place to watch trains, both East and Westbound, great place to take pictures or video! Easy to get to from the Depot Inn, within walking distance.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019

Lookout point provides an excellent opportunity to watch and video trains that run through at lightning speeds!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tara P
Reviewed October 22, 2018

The lookout is a great spot to watch trains! It's quiet, so you can enjoy the nature around you. It's clean. It's warm (a plus in the fall/winter) and even has a little grill so you can have a picnic! No bathroom, but it's just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Railfanmom
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to watch trains, well kept and a true hidden gem! There is a deck and small cabin to keep the elements out. Perfect views of the trains.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mikecW9594IM
Reviewed September 17, 2018

This was the coolest little gem! The Depot Inn recommended it to us and we had a blast! We saw two trains in about 5 minutes. There was another train watcher there who said he had seen 10 trains in less than an hour!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank meganherman89
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Everyone adults and kids have fun watching the trains during our family reunion at Depot Inn. We drove there golf cart to the lookout point.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rinijai
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

If you or a family member is a train enthusiast, this is the place to be. There is a comfortable, enclosed space to watch all manner of trains come through. There is a view of the quaint, Art Deco style La Plata train station as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank amykX7889GZ
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

This a great place to watch fast moving trains with elevated deck and air conditioning cabin. We spent couple of hours and saw 11 freight trains with great view to take pictures and videos.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mhlmiller
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