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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 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!

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 Winery will be offering wine tastings and sale of wine by the bottle not only of wines made from the grapes of Silver Rails Vineyards, but also from vineyards and wineries throughout Silver Rails Wine Country in Northeast Missouri.

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!

Silver Rails Event Center a rail themed banquet facility for your weddings, receptions, meetings, conferences and trade shows seating up to 530 people (or 800 with auditorium seating) located in La Plata near the Depot Inn & Suites in the heart of Silver Rails Country.

La Plata Railcams provide live images of the very active transcontinental BNSF mainline between Chicago and Kansas City through Missouri. The Amtrak Southwest Chief also appears in the railcam images as it stops at the La Plata Depot.

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!

The APRHF Exhibition of Amtrak History contains the entire collection of the Amtrak Historical Society, TrainWeb.com, and many other donors preserving and presenting much of the early history of Amtrak inside 2 ex-Amtrak Mail Handling Cars (MHC).

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 Exhibits On Display at the Depot Inn & Suites. The APRHF rotates some of these displays so that there is always something new to see by returning guests.

Midwest 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.

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!

Photos courtesy of  Ben "Dutch" Myers, Bob Cox, Carl Morrison, Chris Guenzler, Geno Dailey, Shelli Tucker, Steve Grande, and Tom Anderson.

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