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What a wonderful display of historical memorabilia from the Independence line and the Chicago Alton railroad. I have lived in Independence my whole life and had never been in this depot until this week. What a hidden treasure. It was manned by a volunteer who...More
This is a great museum to visit and located on the same grounds of the National Frontier Trail Museum. There are a LOT of railroad artifacts inside the museum. This museum is a former railroad depot that is unique in that it’s a two story...More
As this is operated by volunteers, this is a work in progress. That said, the upstairs restoration of the family rooms of the RR agent is complete and very informative. Well done. The volunteer guide was very informative about the depot, the various exhibits and...More
PROS: great docent; interesting exhibits on the 2nd floor; interesting rail road items on the 1st floor.
CONS: none; wished they had more items in the gift corner; I wont hesitate to buy items or replicas from the great exhibit upstairs .
Took the tour for I'm a big train fan since I work for the railroad myself. Always like to look at some old train stuff and learn more about it. Great self guided tour and quite a bit to look at there.
We were just walking by and decided to stop in (there is no admission fee, just donations).
The downstairs depot is full of old railroad stuff. The docent gave us a tour that was nice. Then we went upstairs - wow. The upstairs was used...More
You don't want to miss this gem when you stop in to the National Frontier Trails Museum. The Depot is right next door to the museum and is just as compelling, if not, more than the museum. I visited on a Saturday and was given...More
Located right across the parking lot from the National Frontier Trails Museum, this restored train depot provides an interesting overview of the growth and decline of train travel in the USA. The volunteer guide, Tony, was remarkably knowledgeable about the history and impact of trains...More
Judging by other reviews, we picked a bad day to come here as there were no tours being given. However, it was still nice to walk around the building and check out the beautiful architecture. There's also another nice looking railroad building within 50 yards...More