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Chicago and Alton Depot


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Built in 1879, the depot began to fall into disrepair after the last train ran thorugh in 1960. the structure was moved to its present location on the campus of the National Frontier Trails Center and has been completely restored to its working depot operation and the upstairs station master's living quarters.


Admission: free, donations accepted
Hours: call for days and hours of operation.
Address: 318 W. Pacific
Phone: 816-325-7955

Come visit us in Independence, Missouri

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Mormon Visitors Center

Learn about the key roles Mormons played in the early and tempestuous history of Independence. See rare artifacts, exhibits and artwork documenting the history and belief of the Saints. Of particular note is a two story mural entitled "The Second Coming of Jesus Christ."

Independence, MO Museums

Harry S. Truman Courtroom and Office

Restored office courtroom used by Truman while gresiding judge of county court in 1930s. Sound and light show, "The Man from Independence," on Truman'

Independence, MO Museums

Cool Crest Family Fun Center

The 7,000 sq. ft. arcade features video games and more for the whole family. Four beautiful 18

Independence, MO Recreation

National Frontier Trails Center

During America's expansion in the 1800

Independence, MO Museums

Pioneer Spring Cabin

Austere two-room cabin offers a look at life in the 1800

Independence, MO Museums

Things to do near Independence, MO

Grand Summit Golf & Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Snow Creek Ski Area

Downhill winter recreation including skiing, snowboarding and other downhill/Alpine sports. Ski school, 11 runs, lifts, equi...

Paradise Park Family Fun

Family fun and recreation that includes an 18-hole miniature golf course, driving range, batting cages, arcade and snack bar....

Paradise Pointe Golf Complex -Outlaw

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

English Landing Park

Riverfront park featuring reservable shelter houses, gazebo, volleyball and basketball courts, walking/jogging trails, histor...