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“Beautifully restored old train depot”

Chicago & Alton Railroad Depot
Ranked #16 of 45 things to do in Independence
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

We accidentally found this on the grounds of the Western Trails Museum. We liked it better than the museum. We were given a short but interesting tour of the depot. It had some interesting old artifacts. It has been beautifully restored.

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Reviewed June 12, 2012

A beautifully restored old train station that teaches us how people traveled by train in the early years. Well guided tours of the entire facility that will interest those who like railroads or nostalgia.

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Reviewed June 4, 2012

This site was closed when we Rrived bit a very kindly gentleman opened it up just for us. He was very interesting and his love of the railway was evident in his story telling

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Reviewed February 27, 2012

I am glad the depot has been preserved, railroad history is disappearing every day, and having a piece like this available is very important. The tour is very short, as the depot itself isnt very big. However, the Frontier Trails museum is next door, so a stop over there will help fill in an afternoon of history.

1  Thank prowler7
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

A group of volunteers raised money to move and restore this abandoned depot that was set to be demolished. They did a great job on it and now its open for tours. The depot sits across from the Binham Waggoner home, which is also a great place to see. While this is a small building, it is interesting and shows how the train company employed someone and they lived in it. Great for all ages and the tour is short enough to fit in with other activities like the Bingham and the Trail center.

1  Thank monails
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