Marceline Railroad Attractions

E.P. Ripley Park

200 N. Main Street USA
660.376.3347  (Chamber of Commerce)
In 1898, the Santa Fe donated land in the center of the town for a park. Walt played in this park as a child and would later name the first steam engine at Disneyland the E.P. Ripley.
As a tribute to our railroad history, the park features both a steam engine and caboose.

Marceline’s Railroad Story Museum

Adjacent to the Walt Disney Hometown Museum
120 E. Santa Fe
660.376.3343
The museum opened in 2013 to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of Marceline.  Located in the old Santa Fe Lunchroom building, exhibits tell the history of railroading and coal mining in Marceline. Open April1-October 31. Closed Mondays, admission charged.

Train Watching

660.376.3347 (Chamber of Commerce)
With 70 trains passing through Marceline daily, you can watch trains at all hours.
We recommend the following locations: 120 E. Santa Fe Street next to the Walt Disney Hometown Museum; the overhead bridge pedestrian walk where the trains pass right under you, located on Gracia Street one block east of Main Street USA. There is also a great view of the old Santa Fe yards from the bridge.

Santa Fe Sand and Coal Chutes

700 S. Kansas (a great view from the swimming pool grounds)
660.376.3347 (Chamber of Commerce)
The only surviving Santa Fe main line chute--and one of three concrete chutes remaining in North America--stands in Marceline south on Main Street USA/Kansas Ave.
The chute has two towers, one for coal and one for sand. Cars of sand or coal would be spotted in the covered area next to the towers. The cars’ contents would then be dumped through grates into conveyors and lifted into the storage bunkers.