Photos courtesy of
Ben "Dutch" Myers,
Hotel Reservations: 888-814-3669 / 660-332-4669 |
Silver Rails Country
Tourist Information Center
in the lobby of the
1245 N Brown St
La Plata, MO 63549
in the heart of
Silver Rails Country
10 minutes south of
Kirksville on MO-63
Easy Access by Amtrak
American Passenger Rail
Heritage Foundation (APRHF)
APRHF Rail Rangers
Tesla Destination Charger
||Silver Rails Country
is a region of Northeast Missouri featuring many rail heritage venues and other tourist attractions.
Several are right near the Silver Rails
Depot Inn & Suites
in La Plata while most others are within a 30 minute drive.
Just a few are a little further, such as the Walt Disney Hometown Museum and the Mark Twain Boyhood Hometown,
but worth the 90 minute scenic drive.
||Silver Rails Depot Inn & Suites
features 30 beautifully appointed and railroad theme guest rooms, including 4 luxurious themed suites.
Located in the heart of Silver Rails Country, it is themed after an 1800's railroad depot and
is decorated with many historic railroad artifacts making the hotel a small railroad museum in and of itself!
Free shuttle service is available from the La Plata Amtrak Station for hotel guests.
||Silver Rails Vineyards
is being planted on 40 acres of land that extends from behind the
Silver Rails Depot Inn & Suites
all the way to the BNSF mainline and La Plata Amtrak Station.
A wine tasting room is in the works along with a venue for weddings and other events in the vineyard.
||Silver Rails Wine Country
features the wineries of the Silver Rails Country region as well as tasting rooms, restaurants, and other locations that feature the wines
of the region. Join us for 'A Tastes of Silver Rails Wine Country' evenings in the lounge at the Depot Inn & Suites!
||American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation (APRHF)
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit organization whose mission is to preserve and promote the role that passenger rail played in the
building of this nation. In addition to being a nationwide member and volunteer organization, it operates a number of venues in La Plata,
Missouri, preserving and displaying passenger rail heritage.
Click here for more information about this organization and how you can help!
||APRHF Rail Lookout Cabin & Deck
a fully enclosed and heated cabin plus a deck overlooking the BNSF transcontinental mainline.
It features free WiFi and electric outlets for your notebook computer.
An ATCS monitor shows approaching trains from dozens of miles away plus there is a railroad scanner tuned to the local frequency
providing communication between the crews and dispatchers.
||APRHF Silver Rails Gallery
is a permanent space in Silver Rails Country in La Plata, Missouri which displays significant works of art in the canon
of railroad artistry. Established in 2010, Silver Rails Gallery will feature paintings, photographs, three-dimensional
works, poetry, literature, artifacts, multimedia works, and more.
||APRHF Silver Rails Shop
features one of a kind photography and artwork for your home or office.
In this online store you will also find railroad related gifts, books, DVD's and CD's.
||APRHF Silver Rails Memorial Library
is devoted to books, journals, videos, and other media related to railroads.
Though all aspects of railroads are featured, the library has a particular emphasis on passenger rail heritage.
The library has one of the largest collections of books and videos related to Amtrak and the history of Amtrak.
Many are very rare volumes that are difficult to find anywhere else.
||APRHF Let's Talk Trains
is a Radio Talk Show all about railroads broadcast live every Saturday at 10am PT / 11am MT / Noon CT / 1pm ET.
||APRHF Rail Rangers
is a special long-term outreach effort that is directed primarily at individuals and groups that own and operate private railroad cars,
in addition to organizations planning private or public rail charters, railroad museums, and other similar venues. The Rail Rangers program
can provide experienced and educated docents to present an onboard informative and entertaining interpretive program.
||TrainWeb, LLC has its home office in La Plata, Missouri,
right in the heart of Silver Rails Country.
TrainWeb LLC hosts the
TrainWeb.com web site and the
TrainWeb.org web site as well as many other train enthusiast
web sites. Most of the content of these websites is provided by and managed by APRHF volunteers for the benefit and
education of the public about the nature and heritage of railroads.
||TrainParty.com, a division of TrainWeb LLC, also has its
home office and main warehouse in La Plata, Missouri. Call in advance to arrange a tour of the largest warehouse of
railroad themed party supplies in the world!
Exhibition of Amtrak History
Rail Lookout Cabin & Deck
Silver Rails Event Center
Silver Rails Vineyards
Silver Rails Wine Country
APRHF Let's Talk Trains
APRHF Silver Rails Shop
APRHF Silver Rails Gallery
APRHF Depot Inn Exhibits
Jackie Hadnot Wood Carvings
APRHF Silver Rails
18 Hole Golf Course
La Pachanga Restaurant
Depot Inn & Suites, 1245 N. Brown St., La Plata, MO 63549 |
Map & GPS Location: State Highway D & Amoco Rd, La Plata, MO