OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET
OUR ADDITIONAL TIP
Upon our arrival, we were each given a card representing a prisoner who had done time at the prison. On the card was the prisoner’s photo and his or her information about the crime that put them in the prison in the first place. Visitors could assume the identity of the prisoner on the card and tour the prison with that person in mind, picturing what their life must have been like at the prison.
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The Big Boy Steam Engine 4004 is the world’s largest steam locomotive and one of the eight remaining Big Boys on display in the United States. The sheer size of the locomotive is impressive and it is such a treat that it is available in a public park, Holliday Park, about 11 blocks east of the Depot. Even though it is behind a fence and you can’t climb inside or touch it, there is a lot of information provided on plaques around the locomotive.
If you have a train buff in the family, there are several other train related attractions in Cheyenne including the Cheyenne Depot and Museum, Engine 1242 and the Merci Train (one of 50 in total) which was a gift from the people of France, thanking Americans for their help in rebuilding France after WWII. In addition, Cheyenne Depot Days are held in May and offer a variety of activities for train enthusiasts. Depot Days is the only time of year that the Union Pacific Roundhouse, Turntable and Machine Shop are open for tours to the public.