We might be a bit biased, but we believe the best stop on the route of the Amtrak Southwest Chief
is La Plata, Missouri, the home of
Silver Rails Country and the
Depot Inn & Suites
plus the home office of
Come visit us!
There is a LOT for train enthusiasts and their families to see and do in
Silver Rails Country! Just
click here for a list of
everything railroad related plus much more. Or
click here to be mailed a
FREE 24" x 18" map of
Silver Rails Country.
Planning to visit Kansas City or St. Louis? Take the train to La Plata instead, rent a car,
and drive to Kansas City or St. Louis! Call the local Enterprise Car Rental at 660-665-3396
and mention Discount Code L51EZ54 for a very special rate and they will have your car waiting
for you at the La Plata Amtrak Station when you arrive! You can drop your car off at the station
or at the Depot Inn & Suites when you are ready to depart by Amtrak. Going from La Plata to
either Kansas City or St. Louis is a very pleasant 3 hour drive through the Missouri countryside.
If you are staying at the Depot Inn & Suites you will be provided free shuttle service between
the station and the hotel along with help with your luggage between the train and the hotel
shuttle. Definitely try to schedule to spend some time exploring Silver Rails Country. It would
take many days to visit all the attractions, even just the railroad related attractions in
Silver Rails Country! But even a short visit would be enough time to visit the attractions right
in La Plata such as the Silver Rails Gallery & Memorial Library, the Exhibition of Amtrak History,
the Chris Guenzler Millionth Rail Mile Lookout Point, the TrainWeb.com home office / TrainParty.com
warehouse, and the Depot Inn & Suites which is a small railroad museum in and of itself with all
the historic railroad artifacts inside and out!