Attractions October 13, 2018
One Of America’s Most Beautiful Train Depots Is In Wyoming And You’ve Go To See It
Wyoming’s landscape is dotted with remnants of the past. From geologic wonders to unqiue roadside attractions, nearly everything in this state tells a story. One place that’s perfect for catching a glimpse of history is right in the heart of Cheyenne, at the Cheyenne Union Pacific Depot.
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In the heart of Cheyenne, the old Union Pacific Depot stands out as a breathtaking landmark.
You can find the Depot at 121 W 15th St #300, Cheyenne, WY 82001.
The Depot is the last of the grand 19th cenutry depots along the Transcontinental Railroad, and was by far the most elegant station built by Union Pacific west of its Council Bluffs Headquarters.
In 1887 the Depot's construction began. The following year, a dry summer and brutal winter proved costly for the state's cattle industry, and had the depot been started a year later, it's unlikely there would have been the funds to build such an impressive structure.
In 1993, the Union Pacific Railroad donated the storied building to the city of Cheyenne, and the city restored the Depot and opened a museum.
The Museum today tells the story of this important station, as well as the significance of the Transcontinental Railroad in opening up the West for exploration, settlement, and commerce.
There's even an enormous model train town, which will help you step back in time to the earliest days of Wyoming's capital city.
Outside the Depot and Museum, you'll find artwork and statues created by famous Wyoming sculptors. The collection of painted cowboy boots along the building are some of Wyoming's most impressive public art displays.
After touring the Depot Museum and Visitor's Center, stop by Accomplice Beer Company for a local brew.
Their tasty dishes are the perfect way to cap off a visit to Cheyenne's Union Pacific Depot.
This gorgeous train depot is such a great place for a day trip. After one visit, you'll be floored by the tales and history behind a landmark you've seen dozens of times, and a state which you call home.
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