The Sedalia Katy Depot

Sedalia Missouri's  Visitor Center and Year-Round Historic Railroad Destination

The Sedalia Katy Depot Welcomes You!

The Sedalia Katy Depot is managed by the Sedalia Heritage Foundation, a not-for-profit entity dedicated to the preservation, maintenance, interpretation, promotion and operation of this historic site.  

The Katy Depot is designed to serve the public in the following ways...

Sedalia's Welcome Center & Missouri Tourism Affiliate Welcome Center

         - first stop for visitor and community information - City/county maps, state maps,    

            phone books and visitor guides from across the state.

Year Round Visitor Destination - Each year the Welcome Center greets approximately 15,000 people traveling from 34 states and 4 foreign countries.  Another 20,000 pass by on their Katy Trail journey.

Full Service Katy Trail Trailhead located at Mile Marker 227 - offering restrooms, drinks, food, Katy Trail souvenirs, Katy Trail t-shirts, biking jerseys and more!

Historic Landmark & Exhibit Galleries

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places a visit to this restored train station includes three exhibit galleries.  The permanent exhibit conveys the story of Sedalia and the Railroads

Self guided tours during business hours - guided tours available as scheduled

Gift & Sedalia Souvenir Shop - shop onsite or online!

  • Railroad themed items for the young and young at heart rail fans.
  • Made in Missouri food products.
  • Books published by local authors.
  • Best selection of Katy Trail merchandise.
  • Samplings of Sedalia’s Ragtime heritage.

Special Exhibits, Events and Kid's Activities  - Caboose, Train Clubhouse, Birthday parties

Event Rental Space - perfect for receptions, birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, meetings and more! 

Rolling Stock and Public Art Sculptures - unique photo ops

Headquarters for the Convention & Visitors Bureau and Chamber Offices

Champion Bicycle Shop - bicycle rentals, repairs and new and use bike sales!

Sedalia Heritage Foundation Board of Directors:

Kyle Herrick, President

Connie Patterson, Secretary

Daniel Pilliard

Deborah Biermann, Exec Director

Larry Melton, Ragtime Archive 

Visitor Center Staff:

Kathleen Boswell

Linda Davis

Connie Rehmer

Joe Fischer, Vice President
Melody Chapman, Treasurer
Gary Farr
Jill White, Site Manager
Chris Cruz, KRHS Liaison