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... feeling as to the challenges experienced by the explorers. The specimens collected by Lewis and Clark are still in existence today at the Smithsonian. After leaving the museum we continued our ride on NE 2 east to 29 south. This briefly brought us into Iowa and then Missouri. We headed towards St. Joseph with the intention of taking MO 36 E. to Macon. We grabbed lupper at Dino's diner in Camaron. The food was ...
... as i passed another milestone in my life. 4 years later I am getting a second opportunity. I am finally getting my motorcycle license that has evaded me for so long, but things are a bit different this time around. First off, I'm to scared to take a driving test so I shelled out money for a class. Secondly rather than trying to act independent and grown up, I am finally realizing that I am just a boy. I am an adventure seeking kid who can't get the idea of invincibility out ...
... quiet country roads for cycling. Cycling on I-80 was efficient, but it was terribly unnerving and you can't have a conversation on the side of a highway.
We cross the Mississippi River tomorrow which is a big milestone in my opinion. Between the Pacific and the Atlantic I think there are two major divisions in the country - The Continental Divide, which it seems like we crossed forever ago, and The Mississippi River, which we'll ...
... we had a slight tailwind. We have six 'century rides' plus this one and one a couple of days ago that had more than 100 hills - true century rides! About 10 miles short of Kirksville (even its fans would probably describe it as non-descript) a bridge was being repaired. To avoid a long detour we carried the bikes across the construction site. American cyclists have the same regard for traffic laws as do English ones and the ...
The World is very large and I am very small. In order to achieve a more
accurate perspective I must travel as much of its surface as possible.
This journey begins in my own little corner of the world here in
northeast Missouri. From ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Depot Inn & Suites La Plata
This is the perect place to stay with kids or without. The pool was great and the decor was really facinating. I enjoyed walking around and looking at the Hobo signs on each door, and playing pool in the lobby. The staff were so friendly and helpful. I look forward to going back again and again.
The Depot Inn and Suites is incredible! I've stayed at so-called luxury hotels that didn't come close to the luxury of this place! Affordable rates, great place for kids (lots of stuff for them to do: pool, playground, "mini train" rides) classy staff and incredible decor! If you are a train fan, you'll be exceedingly delighted by the train antiques and memorabilia! The scale on this site doesn't allow me to rate it high enough! I'd vote for "above and beyond excellent!"
The Depot Inn is a fantastic little inn in the middle America's Heartland. When I walked in the front door I felt like I was entering an English countryside hotel (Cotswolds or Lake District). The lobby is absolutely charming and beautifully decorated and welcoming. There are so many details . . . nothing has been overlooked in creating its ambience. If you are a train afficiado this is a MUST stop or actually a destination. The pool is gorgeous. The rooms have wonderful amenities. Staff are there to please. Children are very welcome. The General Store is delightful. The Depot Inn is a community affair . . . a wonderful tribute to small town America. If you travel by train, do stop and spend the night. If you are visiting Truman State University in Kirksville, stay at The Depot Inn in LaPlata, a short drive away. Need a weekend away from home and you live in MO, IA, or KS, go the The Depot Inn. Well worth the visit! Enjoy!
My wife and I were returning from a trip to Truman State and go through LaPlata, MO. on the way home. After having trouble booking rooms in Kirksville on previous trips and not having a great experience at their local hotels, we noticed the Depot Inn which was still under construction was opening soon, so we gave it a shot and made our reservations. Nothing can ruin a trip faster that a bad hotel experience. Upon arrival, the first thing that came to mind was "Flawless". Beautiful landscaping, spotless inside and out, a museum like atmosphere throughout.
The Depot Inn and Suites is a truly remarkable property. We happened on it by chance because I wanted to make a trip to the Macon area and so thought I'd search for railroad stuff that would make the trip more attractive to my railfan husband. The whole place is just gorgeous -- super comfortable and with an attention to detail that you seldom find in a small hotel, let alone a small hotel in a tiny town in Missouri! An example: crown moulding is carefully mitered to bracket smoke detectors and other unavoidable eyesores in decorative glory. Or the two gas grills available on the outdoor patio, near the children's play yard featuring (of course!) a wooden locomotive model on which to climb. The lobby ceiling must be 20 feet high, and there's a pool table alongside a really gorgeous leather seating area.
We are road warriors...staying at 100+ hotels per year and have done this for 25+ years. We stayed in the finest (Ritz, Fairmont, Hyatt, etc.) and many that were not so nice.
Excellent place for families
The Depot Inn and Suites is a fantastic place to stay for a day or a week--lots of entertainment for the kids (my sons love the water novelty in the pool!) and it's so relaxing!! Dinner is literally next door and the people are wonderful! We can't say enough about how great our experience there was!
I recently finished my second stay at the new LaPlata Depot Inn & Suites in LaPlata, Missouri, which is located close to Kirksville, Missouri (home of A.T. Still University and Truman State University). This railroad-themed facility offers luxurious and exceptionally clean accommodations unlike any other in the region. Constructed from premium materials and tastefully decorated with great attention detail, the Depot Inn seems less like a hotel and more like a dream home. Rich colors, comfortable furnishings, and beautiful floor coverings are paired with granite countertops, railroad memorabilia, and luxurious linens. In fact, the comfort of the bed and the high-count sheets is unmatched by any other. The hotel also features a beautiful indoor swimming pool, outdoor recreation, and a well-stocked general store. The Depot Inn is within walking distance of the newly constructed Red Rooster restaurant, which offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner--all delicious. The hotel staff are friendly and helpful. I'm very much looking forward to my next visit. The LaPlata Depot Inn & Suites finishes first place in every category!
I stayed at the Depot Inn and Suites with my parents shortly after it was opened. The first step into the hotel takes your breath away! I would never have imaged such a beautiful place to be located in such a small town. However, the location was very central to anything and everything that we wanted to do in the area. People with small children could stay at this hotel and never leave. The owners have thought of everything!!! There is a large hottub and a wonderful indoor pool with a large spout in the ceiling that releases water as the train whistle blows. And there is even a treadmill there in the pool room so parents can watch their children swim as they exercise. Although we didn't stay in a luxury theme suite, the owners personally walked us through and gave us a tour. Each room has different decor, while all of them have plush king beds, leather couches, granite countertops and a large flatscreen tv that is built in above the fireplace. I mean, this place was build for corporate executives!!! BUT, they charge less than most hotel chains that I have stayed in. Most of all, what makes the hotel extra special is the authentic train memorabilia throughout the whole hotel. Whether you are young, old or anywhere in between...you will absolutely enjoy all that they have to offer.
I have heard some pretty nice things about an Inn in La Plata, Missouri. I thought that it would be worth going to investigate it. Shivam, one of the TrainWeb crew was on vacation in Liberty, Missouri, at the time so I thought why not stop by and see him and he and his family and I can go north to see this place. Sometimes nice comes in little packages.