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Cheyenne Depot Museum, Cheyenne

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The Cheyenne Union Pacific Railroad Depot Museum is located on the south side of 15th Street, at the intersection with Cap­itol Avenue. The Depot is located—naturally enough—alongside the still-active tracks of the Union Pa­cif­ic, America’s first transcontinental railroad, in the heart of Cheyenne’s central busi­ness district. No longer used as a passenger facility, it sits on the northern side of the railroad’s mainline tracks, and forms the visual cornerstone for downtown Cheyenne. Located on the site of the first Cheyenne Depot, a wood frame building constructed in 1867, the Depot is one of the downtown’s two most significant landmarks. The Depot is prominently placement at one end of Capital Avenue, opposite the Wyoming State Capitol; Cheyenne’s other major historical landmark.
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  • October 2, 2017
    What a treasure trove for the train enthusiast or novices like us! The best part is the spread upstairs that was from the collection of Harry Bunk...just amazing to imagine how one man could accomplis...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    MI preclude going to visit these museums because I am very interested but what I find is often trivial from a tourist point of view because such paraphernalia and similar while I seem much more interesting documents and illustrations often exposed in these museums where you can understand something in American history more than the museum itself; also in this case was thus and most of my attention has turned to these documents.
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  • September 21, 2017
    It is in the old train depot, a beautiful building. The exhibits are terrific. They tell how the transcontinental railroads were built and the difficulties of choosing the route and the funding. There...  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    Very nice facility. Tons of history and information to read up on regarding the trains. Unfortunately there are relatively no real trains to look at. I was told that UP still owns the round house which is why no one is allowed to go look them. Would have got 5 stars had they actually had trains around to look at.
  • July 4, 2017
    if you are walking by it's worth popping into and it a main fixture of downtown as it centers around the depot and this seems to be a major attraction for the area. The entire area/campus is pretty nice with several placards set-up to help inform about the history of the area.
  • March 21, 2017
    A throwback to the era of steam locomotives. A must-see for all you train buffs out there, especially those enchanted with steam engines, like my father. Coordinate your visit with a tour of the UP steam shop, where they are currently restoring a Big Boy, and also house a Challenger. Unfortunately we did not see the steam shop as tours are very limited and sell out months in advance. You can get tour info directly from the depot museum web site. It was still worth the visit to the museum, even if you can't coordinate a steam shop tour. A bonus can be found just about a mile away where a Big Boy is on display outdoors at Holliday Park in Cheyenne. A great experience!
  • May 30, 2017
    History of the trains, Depot and other interesting stuff. Nice place to walk leisurely and stretch your legs after a long drive. Family friendly.
  • May 22, 2017
    Very informative museum, but kind of small. The model train set upstairs was very interesting, but would have been better if the train was on and running.

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