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Cheyenne Depot Museum

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Address: 121 West 15th Street, Number One Depot Square, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone Number:
+1 307-638-6338
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
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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Go for the Miniature Display

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Redmond, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I visited the Cheyenne Depot Museum on an off-day while working in the region. I was keen to visit the museum, as I am particularly interested in railroad history. I was pleased with the experience on this visit. The depot itself is marvelously restored, and is worth seeing in itself. It should (and seems to) be a point of pride... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This was a passenger depot at one time. Exhibits and video show the history of the station and Cheyenne. 2nd floor has miniature trains which were not in operation when I was there. Very interesting especially if you are into trains and their history in Cheyenne. Gave a 4 rating because trains not running that day.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Even with my son's military discount, it cost $7 a head to enter. It wasn't bad, but most of the exhibits seemed a little worn and we didn't get to see the video at all. If you are looking for a way to kill a couple of hours in Cheyenne it's OK, but I wouldn't worry to much if I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

It's a gorgeous building on the square in downtown Cheyenne, WY. There's a park, & one of the finest places to enjoy prime rib anywhere a few steps away at The Albany.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great historical museum, centering on the Union Pacific's story of crossing the continent, and Wyoming's part in it (including the shenanigans that went along with it). Very good interactive displays, a guided-by-cellphone free option, and even voice recollections by employees on some displays that were very interesting first-person recollections. Allow yourself at least 2 hours for the walk-through... there is... More 

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El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The museum had a lot of interesting information, great displays and the builing itself is a must see.

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