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Nice to See the Depot Restored

I wasn't able to go in the museum since it was closed the day I came through. Looking through the... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2019
Jim B
Grapeview, Washington
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Brand new

Make sure you take your time looking at the pictures. The guides are authentic, they’ve lived in... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

I wasn't able to go in the museum since it was closed the day I came through. Looking through the windows, it looks like a work in progress. What was nice to see though, was the restoration of the old depot. I came through here...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Make sure you take your time looking at the pictures. The guides are authentic, they’ve lived in town all of or most of their lives.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Stormcloud60
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Let me first start by saying that the lack of information on this site is because the manager, Mike, is trying his best to raise funds to restore the place and relies on donations to get work done. That said, the museum is a great...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank chongcp
Reviewed June 7, 2018

Looked in both sides but the three people we saw seems busy taking care of personal business. If you are a model train fan you may like, but did not see much vintage railroad memorabilia

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank JohnandDeb2
Reviewed February 13, 2018

We wanted to see this museum but were only able to walk around the outside as it was closed once we found it. Their website could definitely use some work, there is nothing on the site about hours for operation. It ends up that we...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank Shayob
Reviewed February 11, 2018

The train depot is a gem. Beautifully maintained and full of history. Great place for community events and a wonderful performance venue. Provides a backdrop for unique photos too.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Rufus_K12
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Locals have done a wonderful job of restoration of the old Rock Island - Southern Pacific railroad depot in Santa Fe. Beautiful

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank patrickclancy
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

This is a great little museum. The gentleman working was very knowledgeable and made us feel welcome. They are expanding the museum but the current exhibit it nice as it is. We were lucky enough to see 2 trains come through the old depot while...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank andreabZ2438SV
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Like several museums we have come across on our Route 66 trip it closes on sunday and Monday. One of the issue we have is that Trip advisor does not give opening day and times. it only gives whether the museum is open now. Consequently...More

Date of experience: August 2017
6  Thank LynLancaster
Reviewed August 20, 2017

You can tell that efforts are being put into the railroad museum and adjoining area at the depot. It's a classic and should be appreciated.

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank DallasMeetingPlanner
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Tom S
May 13, 2017|
Response from travelinggal1313 | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry to be slow answering your questions. I've been away. There is no admission charge to the museum, but of course they will take donations.
February 11, 2017|
Response from SandS1984 | Reviewed this property |
No there is not. There is an old train car at another museum in town though. Can't remember the name but it's maybe 5 or 6 blocks south and east from the depot.