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La Plata

Exhibition of Amtrak History

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Amtrak Mini Museum at it's best

While staying at the Depot Inn & Suites we learned of the Amtrak Exhibit. What a treat. Two box... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Barbara M
Winfield, Missouri
Nice little museum adjacent to Depot Inn & Suites

This is a railfan museum. If you're not a railfan you won't like it, but we enjoyed it. It only... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Patricia C
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Two former Amtrak material-handling cars have been turned into a special exhibit detailing the passenger train operator’s history from 1971 to present. See Amtrak railroad dining car memorabilia, promotional items, posters, and much more. A rail...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
997 Amoco Road, La Plata, MO 63549
+1 660-332-4669
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While staying at the Depot Inn & Suites we learned of the Amtrak Exhibit. What a treat. Two box cars filled with Amtrak Train Memorabilia, is interesting for kids from 2 to 102+. It was free for the enjoyment. A whole model train exhibit with...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a railfan museum. If you're not a railfan you won't like it, but we enjoyed it. It only takes a few minutes to see the exhibits. It's a one minute walk from the hotel.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Patricia C
Reviewed August 27, 2019

A nice little surprise at the Depot inn a nice little collection of Amtrak history from posters to merchandise!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank georgina201
Reviewed August 14, 2019

This was more for the adults of the group, but it had a neat array of memorabilia to look at, and the kids enjoyed watching the model train set up!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 792bric
Reviewed July 10, 2019

Lots in a small location. My son loved that it was in train cars and I liked the history aspect. This was our second time seeing it. Unfortunately the model train part was not working so my son was disappointed.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank KristaHiatt
Reviewed July 1, 2019

While staying at the nearby Depot Inn, my husband and I had the opportunity to tour the free museum commemorating Amtrak history. There were many memorabilia in the two cars spanning decades of Amtrak history and we found it a pleasant and informative experience. There...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Diane M
Reviewed June 24, 2019

2 rail cars with train memorabilia. One car has a working train set up with different buttons to push to make things happen within the setting. We all enjoyed this.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ILboater
Reviewed May 31, 2019

One car has a lot of artifacts, the other has an electric train that visitors can turn on. Much of the exhibition though, is in the main building.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Steven C
Reviewed October 22, 2018

This is a fun little roadside attraction at Depot Inn & Suites! There is a cool model train layout in one of the boxcars and lost of Amtrak memorabilia in both! My kids love it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Railfanmom
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

This museum is set up in two old train cars, and it is full of interesting history. There is a lot of interesting memorabilia and good descriptive information. My husband is a huge train buff, and he loves it.

Date of experience: July 2018
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