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Chicago & Alton Railroad Depot

318 West Pacific Avenue, Independence, MO 64050
+1 816-325-7955
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Don't miss this when you visit the National Frontier Trails Museum

Located right across the parking lot from the National Frontier Trails Museum, this restored train... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Navarre, Florida
Beautiful building..

Judging by other reviews, we picked a bad day to come here as there were no tours being given... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
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318 West Pacific Avenue, Independence, MO 64050
+1 816-325-7955
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

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

Thank blnavarremary
Reviewed 18 July 2017

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

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Quaint depot..very nice tour guide...great artifacts from that era. The history is fascinating..you can tour the depot and the apartment for the depot manager...loved it..a must see if you love history

Thank tdallen113
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The building is on the small side and not impressive, but that opion changes when you take the tour. The tour guide described the history of the Depot and of a lot more: historic railroad practices, railroad related items and even the history of the...More

Thank WStatesTraveler
Reviewed 2 June 2017

If you are a railroad buff, this is a must see! The Depot has been lovingly restored. There is quite a collection of railroad items, memorabilia and historical items. The upstairs is restored to show how the station master and his family would have lived...More

Thank edwinw525
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We saw this railroad museum after visiting the Frontier Trail Museum.. Its next door and not very well marked. We didn't plan the visit, but glad we did. We were the only ones there and got a private tour and enjoyed learning a little RailRoad...More

Thank jmjbrtw
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped here after visiting the national frontier trails museum. We liked the depot way better! It's free but donations are encouraged and welcome. There's a 5 minute video to watch and then the tour guide shows you through the depot and...More

Thank saiza
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great example of a restored RR Station, complete with period furnishings and an expert volunteer guide.

Thank John R
Reviewed 3 August 2016

small yet very interesting museum located near to the frontier trail museum. the curator is very knowledgeable and very passionate about this build. don't expect to just "pop" in and get out as he will give you a 1 hour tour soo if you don't...More

Thank Noel E
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I actually enjoyed this more than I thought I would. It's next to the Frontier Museum which is why we visited but we really enjoyed the free tour. The lower level focuses on the train deport and the upper level consists of the rooms where...More

Thank Patricia N
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