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Cheyenne Depot Museum

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Address: 121 W 15th St, Number One Depot Square, Cheyenne, WY 82001-4472
Phone Number: 307-638-6338
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Cheyenne Depot Museum is housed in the renovation Union Pacific...

The Cheyenne Depot Museum is housed in the renovation Union Pacific Cheyenne Depot, a National Historic Landmark. The museum provides a journey through the history of Cheyenne. It also houses the world famous model railroad layout, the Union Central & Northern, an HOn3 scale layout created by Harry Brunk.

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Had a good time, but seemed a bit advanced for my 4 year old. They had some stuff for him to do, but was more geared towards an older audience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you loved "Hell on Wheels" you will enjoy this museum. It is a good hour or two activity while in Cheyenne in an historic building finished in 1889. Upstairs is an amazing model train display that was 30 years in the making. Sadly, it wassn't running while we were there and I am pretty sure it can't actually run... More 

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Thank PaladinoFamily
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a good time, but seemed a bit advanced for my 4 year old. They had some stuff for him to do, but was more geared towards an older audience.

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Thank Anonymous A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting displays of the rail history in the area. Great pictures of the old steam era trains. Building has been totally refurbished but true to the original style.

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Thank JJRV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved all the history and BOOTS! it's so cool down in the depot! It's a must stop!!! The kids really liked it. And it's very clean, everyone was super nice!

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Gainesville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Trains are not something I am typically interested in studying however I found this place to be educational and fun for the whole family. Make sure and go see the model train up stairs!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here is an historic train depot re-purposed as a museum with a multimedia story of the building of travel and railroads. The narrative story of the train is told through text, old photographs, and relics of their era. I found the early videos of the gandy dancers working placing ties and bending rails fascinating. The upper level of the depot... More 

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting displays that cover many different aspects of railroad operation and life. I'm not a railroad buff but still found this to be educational and enjoyable. Don't miss the hand-carved replica of the Big Boy steam locomotive toward the end of the museum. There is a huge model railroad on the second floor.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone was very nice! The store, the restaurant was very good, bathrooms were clean. Just a good time!

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Thank jessic7032
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During Cheyenne Frontier Days, the population of of the city swells from 65,000 to approx 250,000. The Pancake Festival is FREE and they move more than 6,000 people along at day of the event, that is near the Depot.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I learned a lot about the history of the railroad and how it was a huge part of the growth of this country.

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