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Cheyenne Depot Museum

Cheyenne Depot Museum The Cheyenne Depot Museum is located within the Historic Union Pacific Train Depot. They host event

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The Granite Canyon fill in 1868, photo by A.J. Russell. Check out the ties hanging over the edge of the embankment.
10/05/2022

The Granite Canyon fill in 1868, photo by A.J. Russell. Check out the ties hanging over the edge of the embankment.

The City of Los Angeles at Sherman Hill in 1950. The UP had a premier fleet of passenger trains named after cities. The ...
10/02/2022

The City of Los Angeles at Sherman Hill in 1950. The UP had a premier fleet of passenger trains named after cities. The City of Los Angeles was featured in 2 episodes of I Love Lucy!

Barkalow Bros maintained news stands in most of the UP depots where they sold cigars and souvenirs, among other things. ...
09/28/2022

Barkalow Bros maintained news stands in most of the UP depots where they sold cigars and souvenirs, among other things. The map of the Transcontinental Railroad covers the area now.

The 48 stall roundhouse was completed in 1931 and was more than 550 in diameter. It was the largest structure in Cheyenn...
09/25/2022

The 48 stall roundhouse was completed in 1931 and was more than 550 in diameter. It was the largest structure in Cheyenne at the time.

View looking north from the arched entry to the Depot. The Hotel Becker was moved 44 feet to the south around 1908 and t...
09/21/2022

View looking north from the arched entry to the Depot. The Hotel Becker was moved 44 feet to the south around 1908 and then renovated and reopened as The Albany. In 1910 the Becker brothers built another hotel just around the corner on 15th.

The south east corner of the lobby, May 6, 1948. Back when men didn't leave the house without a hat. Wyoming State Archi...
09/18/2022

The south east corner of the lobby, May 6, 1948. Back when men didn't leave the house without a hat. Wyoming State Archives

David Ketchum captured this blast from the past on Friday! You never know what you're going to see from the observation ...
09/11/2022

David Ketchum captured this blast from the past on Friday! You never know what you're going to see from the observation area at the Depot!

Happy Labor Day!
09/05/2022

Happy Labor Day!

This guy had a great time at the Museum!
09/04/2022

This guy had a great time at the Museum!

To celebrate World Beard Day, we have Thomas Durant and his awesome beard! Durant was the VP of the Union Pacific Railro...
09/03/2022

To celebrate World Beard Day, we have Thomas Durant and his awesome beard! Durant was the VP of the Union Pacific Railroad in 1869 when the UP and the Central Pacific met in Promontory Summit.

Jocelyn & Chris with Patti Fiasco tonight on the Plaza! Buy a beer at Fridays on the Plaza and support the Depot!
08/26/2022

Jocelyn & Chris with Patti Fiasco tonight on the Plaza! Buy a beer at Fridays on the Plaza and support the Depot!

Check out the model of the first Cheyenne Depot! Based on a photograph dated 1868. Built by Benjamin D. Archer, Jr. and ...
08/23/2022

Check out the model of the first Cheyenne Depot! Based on a photograph dated 1868. Built by Benjamin D. Archer, Jr. and donated by Mark Paul Archer. Come in to the Museum to see the other amazing models he built!

The Depot, before the addition of the restaurant in 1922.
08/21/2022

The Depot, before the addition of the restaurant in 1922.

Jeremiah Tall with Dirty Grass Players tonight on the Plaza! Buy a beer at Fridays on the Plaza and support the Depot!
08/19/2022

Jeremiah Tall with Dirty Grass Players tonight on the Plaza! Buy a beer at Fridays on the Plaza and support the Depot!

Rozzi with Holdfast tonight on the Plaza! Buy a beer at  on the Plaza and support the Depot!
08/12/2022

Rozzi with Holdfast tonight on the Plaza! Buy a beer at on the Plaza and support the Depot!

08/07/2022

Come support us at Cheyenne Cruise Nights!

08/07/2022

Come support us at Cheyenne Cruise Nights!

Kash'd Out with Josh Gonzales tonight on the Plaza! Buy a beer at Fridays on the Plaza and support the Depot!
08/05/2022

Kash'd Out with Josh Gonzales tonight on the Plaza! Buy a beer at Fridays on the Plaza and support the Depot!

We had a beautiful day on Saturday when 4014 returned from Denver!
08/02/2022

We had a beautiful day on Saturday when 4014 returned from Denver!

Nappy Roots with Real Deal Music tonight on the Plaza! Buy a beer at Fridays on the Plaza and support the Depot!
07/29/2022

Nappy Roots with Real Deal Music tonight on the Plaza! Buy a beer at Fridays on the Plaza and support the Depot!

Boogie Machine with Mike Morris at noon on the Plaza! Buy a beer and support the Depot! Cheyenne Presents
07/27/2022

Boogie Machine with Mike Morris at noon on the Plaza! Buy a beer and support the Depot! Cheyenne Presents

This was the view from the Depot 2nd floor on Friday. Love seeing 4014!
07/26/2022

This was the view from the Depot 2nd floor on Friday. Love seeing 4014!

Deadline extended to to 11:59 pm on August 7th, 2022!Thanks to the generous support of the Wyoming Arts Council, the Wyo...
07/24/2022

Deadline extended to to 11:59 pm on August 7th, 2022!
Thanks to the generous support of the Wyoming Arts Council, the Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, and Cheyenne Depot Museum are initiating a call for local artists to create original artwork for our 2022 community Día de los Muertos celebrations.

These events seek to share the cultural significance of this holiday and provide welcoming spaces for people to celebrate publicly. We are working to increase the authenticity and educational value of the events. The first major step is inviting local artists to create authentic artwork that our organizations will use for event posters, social media ads, and other promotional materials.

Learn more at https://wyomuseum.wyo.gov/artists

The Josephines with Jimmy Keith & Freeway Soul tonight on the Plaza! But a beer at Fridays on the Plaza and support the ...
07/22/2022

The Josephines with Jimmy Keith & Freeway Soul tonight on the Plaza! But a beer at Fridays on the Plaza and support the Depot!

Twista with Petey Pablo and Sammy G tonight on the Plaza! Buy a beer and support the Depot! Cheyenne Presents
07/16/2022

Twista with Petey Pablo and Sammy G tonight on the Plaza! Buy a beer and support the Depot! Cheyenne Presents

Mystery Skulls with Sensei tonight on the Plaza! Buy a beer at Fridays on the Plaza and support the Depot!
07/15/2022

Mystery Skulls with Sensei tonight on the Plaza! Buy a beer at Fridays on the Plaza and support the Depot!

Thanks to the generous support of the Wyoming Arts Council, the Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, and Chey...
07/10/2022

Thanks to the generous support of the Wyoming Arts Council, the Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, and Cheyenne Depot Museum are initiating a call for local artists to create original artwork for our 2022 community Día de los Muertos celebrations.

These events seek to share the cultural significance of this holiday and provide welcoming spaces for people to celebrate publicly. We are working to increase the authenticity and educational value of the events. The first major step is inviting local artists to create authentic artwork that our organizations will use for event posters, social media ads, and other promotional materials.

Learn more at https://wyomuseum.wyo.gov/artists

Ayron Jones with The Catcalls tonight on the Plaza! Buy a beer at Fridays on the Plaza and support the Depot!
07/08/2022

Ayron Jones with The Catcalls tonight on the Plaza! Buy a beer at Fridays on the Plaza and support the Depot!

07/04/2022
The west end of Cheyenne was nicknamed Chicago due to the proximity to Fort Russell and Camp Carlin. Drunken brawls were...
07/03/2022

The west end of Cheyenne was nicknamed Chicago due to the proximity to Fort Russell and Camp Carlin. Drunken brawls were a frequent occurrence on this side of town.

Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts with Extra Gold tonight on the Plaza! Buy a beer at Fridays on the Plaza and support the Dep...
07/01/2022

Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts with Extra Gold tonight on the Plaza! Buy a beer at Fridays on the Plaza and support the Depot!

Save the Date! July 13th is WyoGives, an online day of giving for nonprofits throughout Wyoming. Support the Depot and o...
06/28/2022

Save the Date! July 13th is WyoGives, an online day of giving for nonprofits throughout Wyoming. Support the Depot and other nonprofits on July 13th! https://www.wyogives.org/

The Ames Monument, honoring brothers Oakes and Oliver Ames, was built in 1881-1882 from local granite. The monument was ...
06/26/2022

The Ames Monument, honoring brothers Oakes and Oliver Ames, was built in 1881-1882 from local granite. The monument was designed by H.H. Richardson and the bas-relief sculptures of the Ames brothers were sculpted by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Located south of I80, exit 329.

Dragondeer with Motherfolk tonight on the Plaza! Buy a beer at Fridays on the Plaza and support the Depot!
06/24/2022

Dragondeer with Motherfolk tonight on the Plaza! Buy a beer at Fridays on the Plaza and support the Depot!

A huge thanks to the Wyoming Brewers Festival! We appreciate everything that you do for the Cheyenne Depot Museum!
06/21/2022

A huge thanks to the Wyoming Brewers Festival! We appreciate everything that you do for the Cheyenne Depot Museum!

UP Railroad Yards. JE Stimson photograph.
06/14/2022

UP Railroad Yards. JE Stimson photograph.

Bird's eye view of Union Pacific Shops.
06/12/2022

Bird's eye view of Union Pacific Shops.

The previous UP Yard Tower under construction in 1956. It was replaced by the current tower in 1982.
06/07/2022

The previous UP Yard Tower under construction in 1956. It was replaced by the current tower in 1982.

Undated photo, but the Spanish Colonial style CB&Q Rail and Bus Depot on the left was built in 1929 and demolished in 19...
06/05/2022

Undated photo, but the Spanish Colonial style CB&Q Rail and Bus Depot on the left was built in 1929 and demolished in 1956.

This Memorial Day, The Cheyenne Depot Museum remembers those who have given their lives in military service.
05/30/2022

This Memorial Day, The Cheyenne Depot Museum remembers those who have given their lives in military service.

Ca. 1960. It's amazing how much has changed from then till now!
05/29/2022

Ca. 1960. It's amazing how much has changed from then till now!

05/25/2022
Love the map in the lobby! Thanks again to Wyoming Brewers Festival, Midas, Wells Fargo, and Union Pacific!
05/24/2022

Love the map in the lobby! Thanks again to Wyoming Brewers Festival, Midas, Wells Fargo, and Union Pacific!

An elementary school visited last week. When they were told that there are 3 dinosaurs on the UC&N layout, a little girl...
05/22/2022

An elementary school visited last week. When they were told that there are 3 dinosaurs on the UC&N layout, a little girl asked - are they real dinosaurs? Now I'm spending a lot of time thinking about how cool it would be to have real dinosaurs on the layout.

Join us on Wednesday, May 18th for International Museum Day! Free admission all day!
05/17/2022

Join us on Wednesday, May 18th for International Museum Day! Free admission all day!

The Depot Museum is open from 9:00 - 3:00 today! Come down and check out the new play area for kids! The layout was desi...
05/15/2022

The Depot Museum is open from 9:00 - 3:00 today! Come down and check out the new play area for kids! The layout was designed by volunteer Mike Langhoff - it's a blast to play with!

Ed Dickens is speaking today at 10:00 and 1:00! Come on down to the Depot Museum, listen to Ed, check out the new play a...
05/14/2022

Ed Dickens is speaking today at 10:00 and 1:00! Come on down to the Depot Museum, listen to Ed, check out the new play area for kids, and see the UC&N!

Address

121 W 15th St
Cheyenne, WY
82001

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm

Telephone

(307) 638-6338

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It was great meeting with Christy McCarthy, Executive Director and Sarah Gadd, Curator of the Cheyenne Depot Museum today! We look forward to finding opportunities to work together, in the future. Christy and Sarah are pictured with UWLC's Executive Director, Vernon Dobelmann.
Thursday morning at 8 a.m. the Big Boy Locomotive will be leaving the Cheyenne Depot. Come down to watch this historical event!
The Cheyenne Depot Museum had a great taste of success... and beer, thanks to the Wyoming Brewers Festival, Presented by Midas.
Reduced Museum Admissions!

🔶 CHEYENNE: Cheyenne Depot Museum is offering reduced admission for Wyoming's Historic Preservation Month on May 21-23? Learn more at: https://www.cheyennedepotmuseum.org/

🔶SHERIDAN: Get free admission at Museum at the Bighorns on Saturday, May 22nd! Learn more at: https://www.museumatthebighorns.org/

🔶 See the full calendar of events and more featured stories throughout the state for Wyoming's Historic Preservation Month at historicwyoming.org/preservationmonth
Calling all TRAINiacs! This weekend is chock-full of rail-related goodness. Rail Days at the Cheyenne Depot Museum and Sherman Hill Model Railroad Club, Inc. has a big event with vendors at Frontier Park! It's fun for enthusiasts of all ages!
Don't miss the Cheyenne Depot Museum May Rail Event 2021!
Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to help run the model railroad layout at the Cheyenne Depot Museum. Please contact Lindsey at (307)632-3905 or email [email protected] depotmuseum.org.
Cheyenne Depot Museum
What's going on in this weekend?

Feb.6: Cheyenne Winter Farmer's Market from 9am - 1pm at the Cheyenne Depot Museum. (Meats, Veggies, Coffee, Eggs, Pasta, Baked Goods, Honey and more!)

Feb. 6: Sip & Shop at Dillinger's! 10am - 4pm. Purchase fine art and gifts from local artisans!

Feb. 7: Cars & Coffee from 9am - 12pm at the Rail Yard - Coffee Haus & Eatery!
Still on the fence about attending Saturday's Dueling Piano Event at The Metropolitan Downtown where all ticket sales will benefit The DDA Foundation? Let us convince you with perhaps the best live auction item ever: we present to you, the Downtown Date Day! This collection features contributions from all over downtown, including gift certificates for you to eat breakfast (or lunch) at Diamond Horseshoe Cafe; lunch (or second breakfast) at The Omelet House; a fancy dinner at Wyoming's Rib & Chop House - Cheyenne; a visit to The Cheyenne Depot Museum as well as a bunch of associated goodies from their gift shop; 2 class passes to Little Lotus Yoga; A buy one get one half off gift certificate to a paint session at Flydragon Design Art Studio as well as a romantic painting by THE Christina Blooding herself; two loaded game cards to enjoy yourself at Flippers Family Arcade Cheyenne; two one-of-a-kind cookbooks from the Cowgirls of The West Museum & Gifts; two glasses and a half growler fill of your favorite beer from Freedom's Edge Brewing Company; two tickets to next week's In the Whale live concert at The Lincoln; two quarter pound cookies of your dreams from Mary's Mountain Cookies - Cheyenne AND a one night stay in a king room at The Plains Hotel - Banquets and Meetings! This collection is valued at over $450 and will allow you to have THE perfect date day in Downtown Cheyenne, and the only way you can get your hands on it is at the live auction during tomorrow's Dueling Pianos event! Grab your tickets at themetdowntown.com to have the best time ever and have a chance to bid on this amazing collection! Special thanks to so many of our downtown businesses for contributing to this item - you all rock!
It's . Here at Western Vista, part of our vision is to enrich the communities we serve. Today, we are asking for your participation.

TODAY ONLY -- vote for your favorite charity. The two charities with the most votes in Cheyenne and Casper will receive a $500 donation from Western Vista. We are awarding four gifts, two in each community!

CHEYENNE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ICUDay-Cheyenne

CASPER: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ICUDay-Casper

GOOD LUCK to all the nominees; all the charities listed were nominated by Western Vista employees.

CHEYENNE:
BEAST Foundation
Frontier Chapter, Bikers Against Child Abuse International
CASA of Laramie County
Cheyenne Animal Shelter
Cheyenne Depot Museum
Friday Food Bag Foundation
Grace For 2 Brothers Foundation
My Front Door aka Wyoming Family Home Ownership Program
Safe Harbor, A Childrens Justice Center
Support Our Students

CASPER:
CASA of Natrona County
Casper Humane Society
Make-A-Wish Wyoming
Mimi's House
Natrona County Meals On Wheels
Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies
I have a framed photo of Big Boy 4014 leaving Arkadelphia, Arkansas in Nov. 2019 that I would like to donate to the museum but I'm having a hard time locating a point of contact. The photo is a 20" x 30" original print.
We’re just getting started on the fun train (no pun intended) as our next stop for is the Cheyenne Depot Museum(121 W 15th)! If you’re looking for the perfect place to get lost in history for an afternoon or if you just like trains, THIS is the place you need to be. The collection they have curated is absolutely incredible and there are so many stories to be told in this museum! Plus the entire 2nd floor is devoted to a GIANT model railroad which, come on, THAT’S cool. Give the Depot Museum a visit - we promise you won’t regret it!
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