The Old Depot Museum is a history museum located in Ottawa, Kansas. The focus of the museum is primarily on the regional history of Franklin County, and the importance of trains to the development of small towns. It features history of local Native Americans, local industries, and has accurate recreations of historical rooms. The Old Depot Museum is on the National Register of Historic Places.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Old Depot Museum by using our Ottawa road trip planner.
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How unique of an opportunity to visit an old railway station and go back in time to see how things were. The museum curator, Diana, is a wealth of fun and interesting facts about the museum and the...
How unique of an opportunity to visit an old railway station and go back in time to see how things were. The museum curator, Diana, is a wealth of fun and interesting facts about the museum and the... more »
Model railroad set up, nice history of some local businesses. Good job at taking Covid19 precautions.
Model railroad set up, nice history of some local businesses. Good job at taking Covid19 precautions. more »
Place was amazing. Took my grandkids. Something for everybody. They loved the model train room, doll house, and school room best.
My husband and I stopped here on our Sunday afternoon drive and were pleasantly surprised by this little gem in Ottawa. We loved this museum and would recommend this as a great little “Day Trip” / “Sunday Drive” excursion. There’s a lot of great historical Kansas related information and awesome displays on second floor. We will definitely be back to see the next rotating exhibit on the main level.
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