at the Depot Inn & Suites!
1245 N. Brown St., La Plata, Missouri 63549 - 888.814.3669
La Plata is an Amtrak destination with direct service from Chicago and California on the Amtrak Southwest Chief. Amtrak connecting trains are available from most of the rest of the nation. Enjoy an Amtrak trip to La Plata. Then, relax in the luxurious rail themed Depot Inn & Suites hotel in Silver Rails Country. Flights are also available into the Kirksville Airport (IRK) just 5 miles from La Plata. Free hotel shuttle service is provided for both the Amtrak station and the airport as well as from the Amtrak California Zephyr Station in Ottumwa, IA.
The Jackson Country Connection in La Plata created the world's first steam engine corn maze in 2008 and plans to feature it every autumn. Depending upon ages and interests, guests will typically spend 2 to 3 hours enjoying the farm and various activities including a Thomas Bounce House, a hale bale maze, a hay mountain, hay rides, corn cob cannon, country store, pumkins and more! The steam engine corn maze itself features 10 educational waypoints for guests to seek out along with a steam train whiste! Plan on taking 45 to 60 minutes to find your way through the maze. Free shuttle from the Depot Inn & Suites.
Walt said: More things of importance happened to me in Marceline than ever happened since -- or are likely to in the future. Visit Main Street USA, Ripley Park, The Museum, Walt's Barn and more! Walt loved trains and there is much to see for train enthusiats here! See DepotInn.com/autumnharvest for transportation from Depot Inn & Suites.
Visit the Chris Guenzler Millionth Mile Lookout Point to watch up to 80 trains from the deck or the heated cabin. ATCS Monitor lets you know when trains are approaching. Hear all the communications between the Dispatcher, Conductor, Engineer from the railroad radio speakers in the cabin. Or enjoy all the action from the comfort of your hotel room on the private hotel channels! (Take a look at RailCams.com now!).
and Visit the Exhibition Of Amtrak History
There are two ex-Amtrak Mail Handling Cars (MHC) right next to the hotel. One houses the entire collection of the Amtrak Historical Society. The other houses a professional model railroad display provided by Darrell Reinwald of www.TrainAndToyDisplays.com. Stop by and enjoy these exhibitions right at the hotel! Visit the Amish Country Store in La Plata.
Dairy Operation, 50's Cafe & Ford Museum
Where does milk come from? Find the answer here where thousands of cows take their turn on the carousel milking machine -- 360 cows per hour! Visitors can view the entire milking process from the observation room at the Tour Center. Also see the lineup of antique cars -- from a 1906 Model S to the 2007 Shelby Cobra. Visit the 50's cafe or the Ozark Steakhouse.
Take your time to wander through the hotel and the grounds. The hotel is a mini railroad museum in and of itself with all the artifacts! Visit the restored La Plata Amtrak Depot. Stop by the Silver Rails Gallery and Railfan's Friend. Taste some wines at Loco Vino, the wines with the railroad themed labels. Book the hotel tour to Hannibal, boyhood home of Mark Twain. There is too much too see for all to be included in this flyer.
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Come for the New Years Celebration for Train Enthusiats at the Silver Rails Event Center!
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Steam Engline Corn Maze: September & October
Walt Disney Hometown Museum, Marceline: April-October
Train Watching Deck & Heated Cabin: Year Round
Heartland Dairy, 50's Cafe & Auto Museum: Year Round
Model RR Display & La Plata Amish: Year Round
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Looking for a unique experience for the birthday person in your home that loves trains? Take an Amtrak trip to visit the Depot Inn & Suites in La Plata, Missouri, a train enthusiast paradise! The Depot Inn & Suites was built in 2006 by and for train enthusiasts. If you love watching trains, perusing over historic railroad memorabilia and exhibits, or just relaxing in a luxurious railroad themed lodging experience, then you will really enjoy your stay! For more information on how to get to the hotel and what to do around La Plata, please visit: DepotInn.com
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