Vinton Railroad Depot

Location

612 2nd Ave.
Vinton, IA 52349
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Contact

Phone: 319-472-3918
bentoncohistorical@gmail.com

Located in Vinton, Iowa, this 1900 railroad depot tells the industrial stories of how the railroad provided the infrastructure to allow industry to grow in Benton County. The railroad provided essential accessibility for businesses like the Iowa Canning Company, Vinton Produce Company, Vinton Steel Works and Vinton Pearl Button Company. The Depot, once the sales office for Hawk Bilt farm implements, now tells the story of that company and highlights the railroad’s rich local history with artifacts and memorabilia. Visitors can step back in time in the authentic depot agent’s office, which includes the original telegraph complete with sound.

Hours:

June-Sept, Thurs 5-7. Any time by appointment.

Admission:

Free. Donations welcomed.

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