The Cheyenne Depot Museum is in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The museum is within the former Union Pacific Depot, which is a National Historic Landmark. Outside of the museum is the Cheyenne Depot Plaza, which contains art and signage that explains Cheyenne’s history.
The Cheyenne Depot Museum is a two-story museum with interactive exhibits, a giant model railroad exhibit, and artwork. There is a self-guided audio tour that you can hear from your cell phone.
Giant Model Train Exhibit
The giant model train exhibit was one of the highlights of our visit. We went to the upper level of the museum. We were unsure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. On the top floor of the museum was a giant model train exhibit. The exhibit went along the right side of the room. It zig-zagged throughout with detailed model trees, buildings, and scenes of towns located in Colorado and Wyoming.
My kids were fascinated with the size and spent a lot of time looking at the exhibit. Due to COVID, the model train was not running, but that didn’t dissuade their interest. They found a dinosaur inside a model building. Although that wasn’t historically accurate, they were excited about the hidden “Easter egg” they found.
Interactive Model Train Exhibit
There is a model train table that allows you to control the speed of the train. There were tunnels and model buildings. My kids had fun hiding the train in the tunnel and stopping at the “stations” to pick up imaginary passengers. They spent quite a bit of time having fun while the train looped around the table.
Planning To Go Back
We had so much fun we were planning to go back before we even left. The interactive exhibits are well worth the two-hour drive from Denver!