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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.


Joe Rickman

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018
If you like trains like I do then this place is a must visit. There are all kinds of locomotives and train cars on display. Many of these you can have an actual "hands on" experience with. It allows you to see how much and yet how little the equipment and technology has changed over the years. The guides were very interesting and informative. There are many pictures and maps on display inside as well. Great place to visit.

Christina C

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
The museum was so much fun and very educational! My oldest son loves trains and I never slowed down to think about our rich history involving trains and how busy downtown Wichita was when trains were running in and out. This is apart of Wuchitas history that deserves our support.


Monday, July 9, 2018
One of the coolest places that i didn't knew existed. Got to climb on lots of trains and knowledgeable staff walked us through the exhibits. The gift shop is mostly donations which allows for great prices and all of the proceeds go to the museum.

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!

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.

Great Plains Transportation Museum is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media