Ellis Railroad Museum

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Ellis Railroad Museum Near the museum was a roundhouse where steam engines forged the new western frontier and were serviced to return to the east. Ellis served as the destination of many cattle drives to send beef back east and brought early settlers to the untamed frontier. Come to the museum and step back in time to see artifacts dating back to the early days of the railroad in western Kansas.

View railroad artifacts and railroad videos and films, plus over 5000 square feet of a working model train layout. A yellow Union Pacific CabooseUnion Pacific caboose is located next to an actual depot from Penokee, Kansas, which is used
as the train ride boarding point. A 1/3 scale General Motors Aero Streamliner
travels along a 2.5 mile track outside the museum. Riders pass by the old roundhouse area and railroad shops east of the museum. The train will pass by Big Creek Lake area. A portion of the track sits on the original trackbed used in the earliest railroad days. Also,see a collection of over 1200 dolls.

Admission: Over 12 years--------$2.00
5-12 years------------$1.00
Under 5 years--------Free
Tour Groups (8 or more) half price
Hours: April 1-Oct 31 10 am-4 pm Tuesday-Saturday
November 1- March 31 11 am- 4 pm Tuesday-Saturday
Address: 911 Washington
Phone: 785-726-4493
Our Email:
Miniature Train Ride Tickets:
Over 12 years-------$2.00
5-12 years-----------$1.00
Under 5 years-------Free with an adult
BK&E RR Miniature Train Ride
(Train operates Memorial Day thru Labor Day, Train
operates at 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm Monday-Saturday
1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm Sunday.)
NOTE: Train does not operate in inclement weather
Tour groups of more than 8 persons must be prebooked by calling

The museum is maintained and operated by the Ellis Railroad Museum Committee.

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