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Train Cemetery, Uyuni

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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2.8/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
Probably one of the last things you'd expect to see at an altitude of 3,656 m (11,995 ft) on the edge of the desert, Train Cemetery presents a vast collection of historical trains and locomotives. The trains stand as a monument to Uyuni's past as a prosperous mining town. After the collapse of the industry in the 1940s, the trains were simply abandoned on the edge of town, left to the mercy of scavengers and the winds blowing from the nearby salt flat. You can wander freely around the site and take pictures, but if you want to climb the trains, be careful of the sharp, rusty edges. Using our world travel planner, Uyuni attractions like Train Cemetery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A place very photogenic, near Uyuni, where have been old abandaonados locomotives of train.
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  • Honestly I was thinking this would be some lame touristy thing that the tour agency stops at to kill some time, but I was wrong. It's actually really cool! We all really enjoyed playing on the trains ...  read more »
  • The visit to the salt flats is tremendous but the train cemetery is underwhelming. It was mobbed with every tour vehicle which had left Uyuni at the same time. Don't be too disappointed as the day jus...  read more »
  • NIce collection of old trains. Need to know a little more history. Was the end of a good trip through the area. One of the few things to see in this town, but we still found a few with a good taxi driver.
  • Very touristy place with a lot of people climbing on the trains to get pictures. You usually go there with a tour before visiting the salar of Uyuni
  • Nice collection of rusting trains. But you have to walk through a mine field of garbage and human excrement to get there. Not a good look, Bolivia.
  • Many old train wrecks rusting in an ugly surrounding. This place could be very interesting, but the graffitis on almost every train and the waste flying around ruin the experience. It is possible to climb on the trains and waggons, but beware of the sharp edges. This is one of the places where the pictures look much better than the reality.
  • Interesting stop on a tour to the salt flats. You can climb a bunch of rusting trains and play around
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