||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!
||La Plata Railcams
provide live images of the very active transcontinental BNSF mainline between Chicago and Kansas City through Missouri.
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!
||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.
||Silver Rails Resort.
This is the venture that started it all. Watch and be enjoy the video. We developed the conceptual plan, business plan, and acquired the land to
build it. We even had a number of investors interested in funding the Silver Rails Resort. But then came the financial collapse of 2008 and all
the interested investors withdrew. If you have about $250 million that you don't know what to do with, it would still be possible to revive
this concept of a railroad based amusement park, resort and educational hub in the Midwest.