C. B. And Q Restored Depot – Creston, Iowa

In the late 1800s, Creston was a major railroad hub in the western part of Iowa with more than 50 trains coming through the town daily. One of the largest engine houses was erected there to service the trains. A large brick-and-stone, two-story depot was erected in 1899 and has been restored. It now houses city offices and a senior citizen’s center. Visitors can view the depot and its displays of railroad information and artifacts. Amtrak’s California Zephyr stops in Creston twice daily.

Admission – None

Directions – turn north off of U. S. Highway 34 and go to the downtown just north of the railroad tracks

Hours – 8:00 a. m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday — Friday

Phone – (515) 782-2003


  1. John Peppmeier says:

    As a former resident of Creston and remembering the depot when it was a busy place serving the passengers on the CB&Q, I am very happy that the depot was saved for future generations to appreciate. The people of Creston can be very proud of their historic depot and its important place in the city’s heritage.

    J.D. Peppmeier
    CHS ’62
    Deadwood, SD

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