Heart of the

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The Heart of the Heartlands Museum Complex is located in the former mining community

of Carona, KS.  Our complex includes the main museum building; the restored Missouri Pacific Depot from Carona, KS; the restored Missouri Pacific Depot from Boston, MO; a collection of railroad locomotives and cars which includes the cosmetically restored Kansas City Southern Steam Locomotive #1023; and a railroad signal display.  The outdoor displays are open for viewing at any time.

The museum and depot buildings are open for visitors Wednesday through Sunday

from 10:00am until 4:00pm or by appointment for groups (closed Monday and Tuesday).

Go to the “Contact Us” page for phone numbers to call for an appointment.

(Click HERE for a map of our location.)


Kansas City Southern Locomotive #1023 at the Carona, KS Museum after cosmetic restoration.

Heart of the Heartlands

Street Address

6769 N. W. 20th Street

Scammon, KS   66773

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 211

Scammon, KS   66773

Our Location

Click HERE for Map

Rail Safety Video

“Your Life is Worth the Wait”

Bulletin Board

A happy and enthusiastic young

train fan preparing to board our Hutchinson Excursion Train.  

This train was pulled by the K&O Railroad’s locomotive recognizing The Wichita State University Shockers.


for our outdoor exhibits walking

tour guide.

Sunday Movie Days

Sundays, from 1pm until about 3:30pm we’ll be showing railroad movies/videos at the museum.  

Check the list HERE for

Upcoming train shows and

Swap meets in our area.

Join Heartlands

CLICK HERE to join or renew your membership

Donations are appreciated.  Help us grow by making a donation using either PayPal or a credit/debit card.

Passenger Train Rides - Chanute, KS - Details HERE