The last remaining train depot in Chaffee County opened as a railroad and transportation museum in July, 2011. The Depot was constructed in 1890/91 for the South Park Line portion of the Denver, Leadville and Gunnison Railway(formerly the Denver South Park & Pacific).
An 1890's caboose sits beside the Depot.
Exhibits tell the story of mountain transportation from the early stage coaches to the Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway. Sections highlight the three railroads who co-existed in Buena Vista: The Denver, South Park & Pacific RR, the Denver & Rio Grande, and the Colorado Midland.
Visitors may also explore the inside of a vintage caboose.
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