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Chicago & Alton Railroad Depot

318 W Pacific Ave, Independence, MO 64050-4372
+1 816-325-7890
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A well preserved and enjoyable tour of an actual RR depot

As this is operated by volunteers, this is a work in progress. That said, the upstairs restoration... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tim d
Great Railroad History

My Mom took us here; our ancestors worked for the railroad and most likely used some of the same... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
s71dart
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Shawneetown, Illinois
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318 W Pacific Ave, Independence, MO 64050-4372
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Tim d
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 .

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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
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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

Thank Fsh4Fn
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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
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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

Thank blnavarremary
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

Judging by other reviews, we picked a bad day to come here as there were no tours being given. However, it was still nice to walk around the building and check out the beautiful architecture. There's also another nice looking railroad building within 50 yards...More

Thank rduinc
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Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Quaint depot..very nice tour guide...great artifacts from that era. The history is fascinating..you can tour the depot and the apartment for the depot manager...loved it..a must see if you love history

Thank tdallen113
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Reviewed June 9, 2017

The building is on the small side and not impressive, but that opion changes when you take the tour. The tour guide described the history of the Depot and of a lot more: historic railroad practices, railroad related items and even the history of the...More

Thank WStatesTraveler
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