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Review of Whitefish Depot

Whitefish Depot
Ranked #3 of 46 things to do in Whitefish
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Being a railroad buff it was nice to get to see what made Whitefish famous. It was a pleasant visit to the depot, mostly because of the lady at the desk. We had a nice chat about the city government and how forward thinking the people of Whitefish are about the town. We discussed how many people donated both time and money to get the town into the diamond it is today. The displays were many and nice place to get out of the rain for some local history.

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Very very small museum area. But really interesting stuff inside. And the attendant that was on staff when we visited was incredibly friendly and had some of her own stories to share. I was really glad we stopped in.

1  Thank KikiJamaicanTraveler
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

The location and grounds are very pretty. The park across the street, beautiful. However, the station itself was not open during the time we visited, which was early afternoon. Opens at 5pm - 7am .

Thank Charming_Bird
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

By modern standards the Whitefish Depot Museum is a bit of a jumble . I think everything the cutators have been given that refers to the community's past is on display ! However it is testimony to a community that wanted to preserve its past for posterity and the building in which it is has been restored with loving care by voluntary effort , Much of the contents refer to the town's railway past : it's an important station on the route of the Amtrak Empire Builder that travels between Chicogo and Seattle . However there is much to remind the visitor of Whitefish formerly Stumpstown , which began its existence as a logging centre . The volunteer guide was on hand to answer questions and fill in the gaps . We are glad we took the advice of the Art Gallery owner / tourist adviser who suggested we visit .

Thank ALISON H
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Find a reason to visit The Great Northern Railway Whitefish Depot/ Amtrak station even if you're not a rail fanatic or traveling via train. The Depot is historic and filled with character inside and out.

Apparently, Whitefish Depot is the busiest Amtrak stop between Seattle and Minneapolis!
It houses the Whitefish Museum which is small but contains a treasure-trove of information on the town.

Inside the station you will find the oldest Hertz car rental licensee in the country run by the Duff family for more than 60 years! Who knew!

You’ll find visitors admiring and standing on the large old-fashioned floor scale that still works.
And if you go out the front doors and walk along the platform, the view of the station building itself is lovely from that perspective. Built in the 1920’s, the timber building resembles a traditional Swiss Chalet. Best photos are taken in the morning!
There are public washrooms inside which are clean and well-kept.

To end your visit, there's a little green park right next door to the Station building with a large Mountain goat sculpture enclosure - nice for grabbing a bite while soaking up the sun, especially in the colder months while awaiting your train and that perfect morning photo!

Thank The_Concierge_8
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