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Wichita - Great Plains Transportation Museum

700 East Douglas


To be "THE railroad museum of Kansas", dedicated to recording and exhibiting the importance of railroad transportation in the human, agricultural, commercial and industrial heritage of Wichita, Kansas and the Great Plains.

To showcase that heritage with an "action display" of rail equipment operation, giving visitors an exciting learning experience through motion, set in an unique, historic and scenic urban location.

To enhance the action display: with significant and appropriate railroad locomotives, rolling stock, equipment and structures; through interpretive displays, dioramas, exhibits and media; presenting educational, community programs.


Cade Smith

Friday, May 11, 2018
If you love trains this is a definite must stop in Wichita. The collection of rolling stock is small, but you can actually go inside a few of the pieces. The GPTM has a neat collection of memorabilia and was a neat place to spend a few hours. Next to the station you can watch the trains of the BNSF, SKOL, and UP.

Bethany A

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017
A beautiful place in the heart of my favorite city. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The place is clean and well kept. Perfect for anyone who loves trains or just being outside on nice days. I went there frequently as a kid and I volunteer there sometimes with my brother. Check it out if you're in town!

Jana Auchterlonie

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Great place to take the kids. Bob was a great tour guide! Learned some about trains, but wear a jacket if it is cool out!

Robert Gatton

Sunday, Sep. 17, 2017
I love this place! I've been part of it for 30 plus years. Lots of trains and history of railroading in Wichita and Kansas. Highly recommended to this museum to anyone with children and people with an interest in trains.

Peter Hoogeveen

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
Really cool place. The gentlemen working there were very friendly and had lots of knowledge of the trains.

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