Carlsbad Santa Fe Depot - Carlsbad, California Visitor Information Center
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 33° 09.583 W 117° 20.988
11S E 467382 N 3669047
Quick Description: The historic Carlsbad Santa Fe Depot now functions in the capacity of Visitors Information Center for the city of Carlsbad.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/12/2011 11:21:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMAGD7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member yoyo ken
Views: 2

Long Description:
The original railroad depot in Carlsbad, built in 1887 by the Arizona Eastern Railway, was replaced in 1907 by a much more ornate depot built by the Santa Fe Railroad at the urging of town fathers. In addition to serving the railroad passengers it also served as a telegraph office, Post Office, Well Fargo Express Office, and general store. In later years local fruit, vegetables, and flowers were shipped through the depot. The last passenger train stopped here in 1957 and the depot was closed in 1960. But life continues on for this historic structure as it now houses the Carlsbad Visitor's Information Center.
Hours of Operation:
9:00AM to 5:00PM Monday tgo Friday 10:00AM to 4:00PM Saturday 10:00AM to 3:00PM Sunday


Public Washrooms: Mens and Womens Only

Snacks/Drinks at the facility: No - Look elsewhere

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