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The Union Depot Railroad Museum

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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The Union Depot Railroad Museum building is what remains of the original grand 1888 Mendota Railroad Station. However, when the society acquired the site it was virtually an empty shell. Many volunteers spent countless hours restoring the building to its original state with ticket office and waiting room. The museum has a waiting room for trains that stop in Mendota, a large HO model railroad layout depicting Mendota with its grand railroad station, display rooms with railroad artifacts, and an extensive railroad library.

Union Depot Railroad Museum is an MMHS museum and an Amtrak station stop. The building is a restored part of the original railroad station built in late 1880’s which was torn down in the early 1940’s. The museum houses many railroad artifacts, HO model railroad depicting Mendota in the late 1930’/ early 1940’s, extensive railroad history library, and many displays. Part of the building is a waiting room for Amtrak passengers.



Union Depot & Railroad Museum
783 Main St.
Mendota, 61342 United States
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(815) 539-3373
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