The Old Frisco Depot

Van Buren Walking Tour Journey

The Old Frisco Depot

Van Buren, Arkansas 72956, United States

Created By: Van Buren


When the first train chugged into Van Buren, June 24, 1876, it signaled the beginning of a new era for this growing river town. By 1882, the city was linked with St. Louis, “in the iron bands of free and uninterrupted commerce.” Reflecting its importance as a railroad junction, the Frisco Passenger Depot was erected in 1901 and today serves as the Van Buren Visitors Center and point of embarkation for the Arkansas-Missouri Railroad Excursion Train. Restored with exacting detail, visitors today can stand on the open veranda or wander through the “smoking room” and the original waiting room.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Van Buren Walking Tour Journey


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