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Once the commercial as well as travel hub of many communities, railroad depots were abandoned or neglected in the thousands with the ascendancy of the automobile as the 20th century wore on.  Many have found new life as restaurants, shops and businesses. Others, including many listed here, are now museums, community centers, and even departure points for tourist or scenic passenger rail lines.  Please tell us about your favorite depot if we haven't listed it here. 

 

 

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  Boscobel

  Boscobel Depot Museum

  800 Wisconsin Avenue

  Boscobel   WI  53805    

  Phone   608 375-2672

  Web Site  http://www.boscobelwisconsin.com/attractions.html

  Description  restored depot served in Civil War & WWs I & II

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Depot

  Era  1857

  New or Updated:  10/21/2004


Wisconsin
Brodhead
Brodhead Depot Museum
1108 1st Center
Brodhead WI
Phone 
608 897-4150
Web Site  http://www.greencounty.com/tourism/museums.htm
Alt Web http://wicip.uwplatt.edu/green/tourism/depot/depot.htm
Description  also features local history & industry -- cheese and butter making, instruments, locomotive & caboose
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Railroad
Building Type  Depot
Era  1884

Wisconsin
Colby
Rural Arts Museum
107 South Second Street
Colby WI
Phone 
715 223-2264
Alt Phone  715 223-2264
Web Site  http://www.clark-cty-wi.org/RuralArtsMuseum.htm
Description  railroad, dairy industries, complex includes one room school, log house, Heritage Building with rural main street of 1890
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Building Collection
Building Type  Depot
Owner/Operator:  Clark County Historical Society

Wisconsin
Cudahy
Cudahy Historical Society
4647 Kinnickinnic Avenue
Cudahy WI  53110
Phone 
414 747-1892
Web Site  http://www.ci.cudahy.wi.us/Historical_Society/
Description  town and depot were built to serve meat packing plant
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Depot
Era 1893

Wisconsin
Elkhart Lake
Elkhart Lake Depot Museum
Lake & Rhine
Elkhart Lake WI 53020
Phone 
920 876-2922
Web Site  *****
Alt Web  http://www.sheboygan.org/attractions.htm
Description  local history, including original furnishings
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Depot
  WI

  Fennimore

  Fennimore Railroad Historical Museum

  610 Lincoln Avenue

  Fennimore WI

  Phone   608 822-6144

  Alt Phone   608 822-3599

  Web Site  http://www.fennimore.com/railmuseum/

  Toll Free  800 822-1131

  Description  artifacts & memorabilia of 15 inch narrow gauge railroad

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Building Type   Depot

  Collection G-M  Model Railroad

  New or Updated:  10/23/2004

Wisconsin
Fox Lake
Fox Lake Historical Museum, Inc
211 Cordelia Street
Fox Lake WI
Phone 
920 928-3095
Web Site  *****
Description
Type of Resource  Museum
Building Type  Depot

  WI

  Markesan

  Grand River Valley Museum and Depot

  214 East John Street

  Markesan   WI

  Phone

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://www.wlhn.org/green_lake/about_the_site.htm

  Description

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Depot

  Owner/Operator:  Markesan Historical Society

  New or Updated:  11/8/2004


Wisconsin
Mercer
Mercer Area Historical Society
PO Box 638
Mercer WI  54547
Phone 
715 561-2922
Web Site  http://www.mercerwi.com/sightseeing.htm
Description  railroad memorabilia and local history
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Depot
Era  1889

 

  WI

  Monroe

  Historic Cheesemaking Center

  2108 7th Avenue

  Monroe  WI   53566    

  Phone   608 325-4636

  Web Site  http://www.applejackcheese.com/Historic_Cheesemaking/historic_cheesemak

                ing.html

  Alt Web  http://www.uplands.ws/fullarticle.asp?AID=61

  Description  history of cheesemaking in the area

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Agricultural

  Building Type   Depot

  New or Updated: 10/25/2004


 
WI

  Pepin

  Pepin Railroad Depot Museum

  Laura Ingalls Wilder Park

  Pepin  WI

  Phone   715 442-3011

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://www.pepinwisconsin.com/cgi-bin/viewnlcontent.cgi?nlarticle_id=2

  Description  restored depot with railroad & steamboat memorabilia

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Building Type   Depot

  New or Updated:  10/1/2004


Wisconsin
Spooner
Railroad Memories Museum
N8425 Island Lake Road
Spooner WI
Phone
715 635-3325
Web Site
Description 
railroad depot holds C&NW RR memorabilia, videos, models
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Railroad
Building Type  Depot

  

 

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