Fodor's Expert Review Northern Pacific Railroad Depot

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The construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad was instrumental in opening up the West to settlers, and the arrival of the line in Missoula is a key point in the city's history. The depot, opened in 1901, is an example of the Renaissance Revival architecture that dominates the north end of downtown. Today the depot houses private offices, but you can still look around inside, enjoy a picnic outside, and examine the Crossings, a sculpture of giant red enamel Xs representing railroad trestles over mountain ravines.

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100 Railroad St. W.
Missoula, Montana  59802, USA

406-543–4238

www.missouladowntown.com

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