Cruise the Legend will be holding a special event to benefit the Cheyenne Depot Museum this Saturday, July 25th, 2020 from 6:30pm-10:30pm. On Saturday night head to downtown Cheyenne on Central Ave. or Warren Ave. to cruise the strip in your Classic, Hot Rod or even your everyday car to help support the Depot Museum. Nick Dodgson and his fun group of cruisers, whom enjoy raising money for various charities, will be there showing off their beautiful old cars, and you can join in on the fun. For more information on how you can participate, and/or donate to help support the Cheyenne Depot Museum go to the Cheyenne Cruise Nights Facebook page or to cheyennedepotmuseum.org.
The Cheyenne Depot Museum is a non-profit entity and relies solely on museum admissions, gift shop sales, event rentals and private donations. The Depot Museum is going through difficult times due to COVID-19 causing the cancellation of Frontier Days and Fridays on the Plaza, as well as the inability to host events. To help keep the Museum a part of our wonderful downtown, Cruise the Legend is stepping up to help support this historic treasure.
Since 1887 the Union Pacific Depot in Cheyenne, Wyoming has stood as a cornerstone landmark in the heart of downtown Cheyenne. The Depot is the last of the grand 19th century depots remaining on the transcontinental railroad, and was recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 2006. The Depot is one of the most significant passenger depots in the American West, and has been acclaimed to be one of the most architecturally distinguished buildings among Henry Van Brunt's commissions. The unique architecture is an excellent example of Richardsonian Romanesque style, and is easily the Union Pacific's most grandiose facility west of its starting point in Council Bluffs.
In 1993 the Depot was donated to the City of Cheyenne and Laramie County by the Union Pacific. It was during this time that the building underwent various stages of extensive rehabilitation. The first floor of the Depot houses the Cheyenne Depot Museum and a brewpub/ restaurant. The upper floors consist of local offices dealing with Cheyenne tourism, economic development and the museum.
The Cheyenne Depot Museum tells the story of the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, how the Union Pacific Depot came to be, and what Cheyenne was like during that historical time. The museum will transport you back in time, and give visitors a deeper understanding of those who built and traveled the transcontinental rails. Visitors will also have the opportunity to view the Union Pacific Main Yard from the Coupler addition.
Lets help support and preserve our Cheyenne history by participating in the Cruise the Legend event this Saturday, or by visiting the museum. It is open weekdays 9:00am - 6:00pm, Saturdays 9:00am - 5:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am - 3:00pm. Tickets are $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for 60+ senior and military, and children under 12 are free.