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Cheyenne Depot Museum, Cheyenne

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The Cheyenne Depot Museum is a railroad museum in Cheyenne, Wyoming. It is located inside the historic Union Pacific Railroad depot, built in the 1880s. The depot, a National Historic Landmark, was the railroad's largest station west of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and a major western example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture.

The museum, founded in 1993, interprets Cheyenne's early history and that of the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad. It hosts an annual Steam Train Excursion in July, and Depot Days, in which tours are offered of other railroad facilities.

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  • Its a small town and was fun of fun during the summer time free concert every friday and sat nights and the rodeo was really fun to go to vary entertaining.  more »
  • Restored railroad depot in Cheyenne with a museum. Anyone into western or railroad history will enjoy. Didplays were fairly well done.  more »
  • We decided to visit this attraction based on overwhelmingly positive Google reviews as well as one of our kids love trains. For the cost, $8/adult, this is an extremely small museum. Upstairs they have a really cool model railroad set up, however, upon our arrival, a Saturday, there was no one available to run the trains. We understand the running of the model trains is dependent on volunteers, so would recommend calling ahead of time if you plan to visit to ensure you get to see them. We did like the chairs upstairs so you can watch trains that come through the rail yard. We were lucky to get to see one come through.
  • Explored everything but the paid part of the museum. Didn’t have time to pick my way through it. Happy to stop by and see one of the places and industries that helped build the west. A very impressive structure!

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