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Old Depot Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Well worth a visit

What fun discovering this old Museum. We will come back when we have more time. Nice historic... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Estes Park, Colorado
Pit stop

This is the turn around point when I bike from Lawrence. Use the restroom, and fill water bottles... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Lawrence, Kansas
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In 1868, the Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston (LL&G) became the first railroad to reach Ottawa, Kansas. Shortly thereafter, the line was sold to the Southern Kansas, who hired architect George Washburn to design the depot that still stands today...more
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135 W Tecumseh St, Ottawa, KS 66067-1902
+1 785-242-1250
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

What fun discovering this old Museum. We will come back when we have more time. Nice historic building.

Thank Khawnee
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is the turn around point when I bike from Lawrence. Use the restroom, and fill water bottles. Today I asked the young man if there was any ice available. He checked, brought a bag from the freezer , filled my bottles with ice and...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We had some free time so decided to give this museum a try - very impressive! Not only train history and a great model train setup, but there are quite a few recreations of rooms from days gone by. The best is the soda fountain...More

Thank susch
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Having read the reviews on here before our visit to Ottawa, I knew to look out for this attraction. I had some trouble finding it as it is on the edge of town, but if you find the Riverside Diner it is just along from...More

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Old Depot M, Manager at Old Depot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for visiting the Old Depot Museum! We appreciate your feedback and hope the rest of your visit to the US was as positive as your trip to our museum.

Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This is museum is an incredible gem! I would have never expected a museum of this caliber in this small town. The exhibits are thoughtfully designed. This 1888 Santa Fe train depot interprets railroad history and local history through thematic rooms, some of which are...More

Thank decemberku
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Old Depot Museum is wonderful for the young and old. This is one of the very few two story depots in country. Has been converted to museum while saving history of the original building.

Thank I7916LKjamesl
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This RR Depot has been converted into a first rate museum. Only open on weekends. Traveling exhibits are first rate as are the permanent displays. Youngsters of all ages will enjoy the model trains. The school room is quite authentic as is the store. Enjoyable...More

Thank I7296VEdavidp
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The old depot is a nice place to take kids. Not only is the train display large but it's quite interesting. There's a victorian dollhouse, old fashion school room and antique soda fountain to see. Many interesting items for all ages.

Thank leslie s
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Great place to see some Ottawa history and unique items of history in general. Worth a stop if around the area!

Thank Christopher O
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

If you love History...like I do, this is actually a very interesting place to see about our community. Lived here for 16 years and last year decided to have a look, what was I thinking... I should of taken my boys when they were little!...More

Thank Jet333757
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