One Of The Most Haunted Places In Utah, Rio Grande Depot, Has Been Around Since 1910
By Ben Jones|Published October 27, 2021
Ben Jones is at heart an adventurer who delights in inspiring others. A former reporter and photojournalist, he explored towns large and small as a Wisconsin correspondent for USA Today. He later became a lead photographer and senior copywriter for an award-winning destination marketing agency, before founding Boldland Creative, a company that produces photography, video, and other content for travel destinations. Jones has completed photography and content projects in more than 15 states and when he’s not looking through a camera or at his Macbook you’ll find him exploring the world’s lakes and forests.
There’s a train station in Salt Lake City that’s home to some passengers who never leave. The Denver and Rio Grande Western Depot, commonly referred to as the Rio Grande Depot, is an impressive former train station that’s located in the heart of the city’s downtown. The tracks have been removed and trains haven’t run here in a very long time. But if you spend a little time here, you might notice that something isn’t quite right. If you like ghost stories, here’s your ticket.
The station is worth a visit, even if you don’t spot any ghosts. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to the Utah State Historical Society and its research center, the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts, and the Rio Gallery. It’s open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you like exploring haunted places, here’s an ultra-scary road trip you really should take.
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