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Cheyenne Depot Museum

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Address: 121 W 15th St, Number One Depot Square, Cheyenne, WY 82001-4472
Phone Number: +1 307-638-6338
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11:00 - 16:00
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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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Excellent history of a stylish building and an important railroad

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago 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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Indiana
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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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Camp Verde, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Beautifully restored train station. Museum has lots of railroad info. Worth a stop. And be sure to find the various painted boots throughout downtown.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Convenient parking. Restored Union Pacific, art-deco style, train depot. Working train yard is adjacent.Very nice gift shop. Clean restrooms. LOTS of train exhibits and history.

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