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Cheyenne Depot Museum

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Address: 121 West 15th Street, Number One Depot Square, Cheyenne, WY 82001
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+1 307-638-6338
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The Cheyenne Depot Museum is housed in the renovation Union Pacific...

The Cheyenne Depot Museum is housed in the renovation Union Pacific Cheyenne Depot, a National Historic Landmark. The museum provides a journey through the history of Cheyenne. It also houses the world famous model railroad layout, the Union Central & Northern, an HOn3 scale layout created by Harry Brunk.

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Interesting piece of American railroad history

We stopped here because my husband loves trains. The building is lovely and the exhibits and information inside give you an insight into the past. Model train was sadly not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Devonport, Australia
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Rock Springs, Wyoming
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum detailing the history of the Union Pacific Railroad and it's presence in Cheyenne. Informative displays and memorabilia you won't see anywhere else. Price is $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for military and seniors, kids 12 and under free. Worth every penny.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cheyenne Depot hosts a lot of events that are fun for the entire family. There is a yearly Celtic festival. The pancake breakfast during Frontier Days. Bands during the summer. The annual Christmas tree lighting after the Christmas parade.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cheyenne Depot Museum is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon by yourself, with your kids or the whole family. The gift shop is the great starting point. The merchandise is quality and not typically "tourist" priced. The museum is complete, amazing and totally interactive. DO NOT forget to go upstairs to the model train display. It... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice place to whittle away an hour, not much more. Good for train and history buffs as detailed museum and upstairs a viewing area for current trains passing (which were huge!), and in the lift was a scale model railway. Nice little place, great building.

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Thank Andy M
Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a large museum but provides an overview of the history of the railroad through Cheyenne. There is a gift store. The building is extremely well preserved and there is a new brew pub being added to the opposite end of the depot.

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Devonport, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here because my husband loves trains. The building is lovely and the exhibits and information inside give you an insight into the past. Model train was sadly not working when we were there.

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Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

A Union Pacific sponsored museum adjacent to the visitor center. It contains great displays and is free of charge. Check out the model train display and layout on the second floor. You can also watch the action in the Cheyenne rail yard from the second floor lounge. If you like trains YOU MUST GO. If you are not a fan... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The old depot building is gorgeous, and the museum isn't overly large. The history was interesting, though it could have used a grammar check on some of the signage. I definitely learned a few new things! The best part was the gigantic miniature train display upstairs, which is fantastically detailed. I only wish we could have seen it run!

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Thank potatofisher
Simpsonville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Although mostly a Union Pacific Railroad museum, it should be very entertaining to anybody interested in old west history.

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Milwaukee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

My wife and I love old train depots that have been saved from the wrecking ball and converted to new uses. The depots in Omaha, St. Louis, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Kansas City, and Savannah come to mind. We need to add one more to the list… Union Pacific’s depot in Cheyenne! This extremely attractive building has become the center point of... More 

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