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Chicago & Alton Railroad Depot

Closed Now: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Very historical

A great museum filled with train artifacts and memorabilia. Great to learn about train depots back... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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Frank James and the Indep Depot

What a wonderful display of historical memorabilia from the Independence line and the Chicago Alton... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Independence, Missouri
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318 W Pacific Ave, Independence, MO 64050-4372
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum filled with train artifacts and memorabilia. Great to learn about train depots back In the days and see how everything worked. Staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Had a lot of really cool things to see.

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Reviewed October 29, 2018

What a wonderful display of historical memorabilia from the Independence line and the Chicago Alton railroad. I have lived in Independence my whole life and had never been in this depot until this week. What a hidden treasure. It was manned by a volunteer who...More

Thank travelingigo1
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This is a great museum to visit and located on the same grounds of the National Frontier Trail Museum. There are a LOT of railroad artifacts inside the museum. This museum is a former railroad depot that is unique in that it’s a two story...More

Thank hamiltra92677
Reviewed August 13, 2018

As this is operated by volunteers, this is a work in progress. That said, the upstairs restoration of the family rooms of the RR agent is complete and very informative. Well done. The volunteer guide was very informative about the depot, the various exhibits and...More

1  Thank Tim d
Reviewed August 1, 2018

My Mom took us here; our ancestors worked for the railroad and most likely used some of the same tools housed in here. Amazing railroad history, informative docent. Thanks for preserving our history!

Thank s71dart
Reviewed July 22, 2018

PROS: great docent; interesting exhibits on the 2nd floor; interesting rail road items on the 1st floor. CONS: none; wished they had more items in the gift corner; I wont hesitate to buy items or replicas from the great exhibit upstairs .

Thank Big_bro_1_usa
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Took the tour for I'm a big train fan since I work for the railroad myself. Always like to look at some old train stuff and learn more about it. Great self guided tour and quite a bit to look at there.

Thank Eddie R
Reviewed July 3, 2018

We were just walking by and decided to stop in (there is no admission fee, just donations). The downstairs depot is full of old railroad stuff. The docent gave us a tour that was nice. Then we went upstairs - wow. The upstairs was used...More

1  Thank Fsh4Fn
Reviewed June 25, 2018

You don't want to miss this gem when you stop in to the National Frontier Trails Museum. The Depot is right next door to the museum and is just as compelling, if not, more than the museum. I visited on a Saturday and was given...More

Thank lovelylaces80
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Located right across the parking lot from the National Frontier Trails Museum, this restored train depot provides an interesting overview of the growth and decline of train travel in the USA. The volunteer guide, Tony, was remarkably knowledgeable about the history and impact of trains...More

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