Railroad Historical Museum

Train at the Museum

The Railroad Historical Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the Frisco and other railroad history. The nonprofit museum is staffed and operated entirely by volunteers.

The museum is located at Grant Beach Park, inside four antique train cars, including a 1943-era Frisco Locomotive No. 4524, installed at the park in 1953. The museum also includes a Burlington Baggage Car, a Chicago and Northwestern Bilevel Commuter Car and a Burlington Northern Caboose. All cars are connected and may be walked through. The museum has artifacts, equipment, photos, paintings, videos and much more from the St. Louis - San Francisco (Frisco) Railroad and other Railroads. There are many hands-on activities for kids and adults.

Tours & Field Trips

Private tours, field trips and birthday parties are available. Admission is free. Please email Bill Heiss or call 417-343-6838 for more information.

Birthday Parties

Birthday parties can be held Saturdays May-Oct. from 4-6 p.m.

Fee is a $40 donation to the museum (cash or check). 20 person capacity.

Please call 417-343-6838 for more information. 


Have railroad memorabilia? Loan or donate it to the museum.