Douglas Railroad Interpretive Museum At Locomotive Park

Douglas Railroad Interpretive Museum At Locomotive Park

Douglas Railroad Interpretive Museum At Locomotive Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Douglas Railroad Museum and Visitor Center is housed in a historic train depot built in 1886, prior to Wyoming becoming a state! The Depot is surrounded by eight rail cars including a day coach that dates back to the 1800s and a steam locomotive. Many of our rail cars are open to visitors, allowing guests to see the inside of the trains. During the Summer of 2018 the historic depot was updated to become a railroad museum. The exhibits include a growing collection of rail history and memorabilia. The building is also the source of information for the surrounding area whether you're looking for a place to stay, or a great meal.
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Paul G
Tucson, AZ3,984 contributions
Sep 2021
This free and very enjoyable park allows one to visit with the past while enjoying the peace and quiet of the park.

We visited on a Sunday which meant that the cars were not open for inside viewing, however, simply walking around and reading the descriptions gives one story of these magnificent contacts to a long gone era.

Take your time, read everything and know what it was like for those of us who are old enough to have experienced first hand the thrill of train travel.
Written September 14, 2021
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beachbreeze66
Colorado429 contributions
We took my 2 nephew's here. There were 3 train cars open for people to go into. The kids loved walking through the trains. There is also a huge model train inside that the kids enjoyed.
Written August 19, 2014
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TSR01
Wyoming796 contributions
A nice hour long break from traveling, and, its FREE! Stroll thru passenger cars, sit in the engine, go thru the caboose, see the dining car and lots more! History lives on for free in Douglas! (I should be in marketing huh lol)
Written February 19, 2012
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harryatkck
Kansas City, KS939 contributions
Aug 2021
I have been to many railroad museums & this one doesn't have much compared to the others I have seen. However, it is free & you can look around the few passenger cars that are there. Most have not been restored & it is interesting to walk thru these cars & realize they were made for people a lot smaller than we have today. The office is a good replica of a railroad station. If you are going to be in Douglass anyway, stop by. But don't make a special trip to town for this attraction.
Written August 23, 2021
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ALiEN2108
Slovenia351 contributions
You can't miss that one from the street as you will see the wonderfull locomotive and wagons and not to forget the Jackalope in front! You can actually go in three wagons (dining, sleepining, passanger) and they are also dressed up inside to make the atmosphere!

Plan 20-30 mins...

Written July 17, 2014
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FlaEngineer
Lodge, SC150 contributions
This was one of our high points of our two week trip through seven western states. We just stumbled across it as we were driving to our bed & breakfast. It has some beautiful rail cars and one of the largest steam locomotives I have ever seen. They also have a nice gift shop. Oh, the railroad interpretive center is free.
Written August 25, 2010
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KUMtngal
Colorado432 contributions
...driving by, we almost missed it.... This is a FIND... If you're in Douglas, stop by the Chamber of Commerce and take a tour of the trains from the 40s, 50s, and 60s. You can go in some of the cars... The old sleeping car, the dining car with the kitchen and bar and the old passenger car. It is GREAT.. You can feel the ghosts of a day gone by...

The dining car is great. The tables are set with plates, cups and saucers so it makes a great photo op. You can go in the kitchen and take a look. It's a grand old dining car from the days that trains were common all across the US.

The old passenger car is a bit "musty" but it is wonderful...

The sleeper is also another car walk thru. Again, wonderful... You can feel the ghosts with you...
Written July 22, 2010
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volvo57
pompano beach florida67 contributions
If, after hours of arid scenery you need a "Green, green grass of home" break, this is for you. Co-located with the Chamber of Commerce, this center grants access to some of the finest rolling stock (passenger cars) outside of the B&O Rail Museum in Baltimore.
The attentive staff of two, were Docent-level prepared to "interpret" and dispense a glossy, beautifully compiled brouchure-gratis. The center was the font of information a traveler would hope for, far away from home. This reviewer was captivated by discovering that a 40's-50s era dining car permitted full access to the galley and residual pots & pans. Add that the same visitor rode, ate and consumed a drink or two from it's bar when it plied the rail between Minneapolis and Chicago; astounding. Ms. Bull, one of the two on duty was about to be interviewed by NPR. It's that kind of a place. How they came to be gifted with this collection is a tribute to a lot of hard work. Down side: they won't permit one to crawl on the 12 foot Jack-a-lope; bummer.
Written October 27, 2009
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MemoryofMoose
Hudson River Valley, NY74 contributions
Aug 2019
A big feat for a small town to have this museum. Old railcars can be gone through (probably only seasonally, though) on the grounds. Indoors, you can delight at the toy moving railway, and you can learn all about the mascot of Douglas, the Jackalope!
Written November 3, 2019
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Laura S
Raleigh, NC111 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
There were many placards to read and rail cars that unfortunately were locked. It was still interesting but would have been nice to have it open. A very large jackalope statue was out front which has an interesting come hither look. Grabbed some nice photo's.
Written June 8, 2019
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