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Big Boy Steam Engine

Holliday Park, Near East 17th St and Morrie Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001
+1 307-637-6423
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Nice for a photograph

Located in a park and close to the main road, has a wife fence around it. its okay to photograph... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RoyAM B
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Murthly
Stop and see

If you are in the area, this is worth the 15 minute stop. Walk around, read the signs, gawk in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Waukesha_Bob
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Railroad buffs will enjoy seeing Old Number 4004, the world's largest steam locomotive, retired from service by the Union Pacific in 1956.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“love trains” (8 reviews)
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Holliday Park, Near East 17th St and Morrie Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in a park and close to the main road, has a wife fence around it. its okay to photograph, 10 mins then move on

Thank RoyAM B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the area, this is worth the 15 minute stop. Walk around, read the signs, gawk in amazement on how big it is. Then go back to the car and look up a YouTube video of one of them in action.

Thank Waukesha_Bob
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a 5 minute stop in the park. For people who think about trains or mechanics, it's interesting to see how they put together such a big one, and imagine what it would be like to operate it, walking along the engine to maintain...More

Thank ErvanInFremont
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The only downside is that it badly needs some restoration before it rusts out...the downsides to having it outside in brutal Wyoming winters sadly. Its free and definitely worth the stop if you love trains and are in the Cheyenne area.

Thank Bryan G
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Took a quick look at this marvel of the late 1800's early 1900's It's a real work considering when it was made and what inter city travel was like back in the day before cars and air travel

Thank DSDUZER
Reviewed 28 April 2017

My husband loved this. He was quite fascinated. If this is your thing it is free to see and the park where it is was nice.

Thank DKB40
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Title pretty much says it all. Big Boy has a history - if you know it, then you know why the train is here. If you don't know, or don't care about the history, it's just a train engine in a park....

Thank 508leslien
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Stumbled on the Holliday Park in Cheyenne to have a relaxing lunch on an awesome summer afternoon and found the Big Boy Steam Engine - what a great piece of history! Holliday Park is also an awesome, well shaded and relaxing oasis with public tennis...More

Thank Thom W
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Heard that one of the remaining biggest steam engines ever was in Cheyenne so we just had to stop and take a look. Can see why they called it "Big Boy". It was worth seeing.

Thank Dealseeker18
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The other Bib Boy (4014) is currently being restored by Union Pacific in their Cheyenne Steam shop. It is expected to be operational by mid 2019 giving Cheyenne 25% of the remaining Big Boys!

Thank SilverBear303
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missyga1
Is there an admittance price? What time does the attraction close
12 July 2016|
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Response from TravelsOfErica | Reviewed this property |
Free! Its on the south east side of the park you cant miss it. Parking is never an issue. The park is pretty good size and has a couple of playground areas, mature trees, a couple of covered eating areas, horse shoe pits... More
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