Built in 1896, the Katy Depot in Sedalia, Missouri was once a fully-functioning railroad station. Today, it serves as Sedalia’s official welcome center.
The site offers historical exhibits that take you on a journey to the landmark and town’s past and is home to the Sedalia Heritage Foundation, Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Chamber of Commerce. It is also a trailhead to the Katy Trail State Park.
Here you can also find the “Syncopated Rhythm” piano. The public art, also known as “Cradle of Ragtime” and “Saturday Night at the Maple Leaf Club,” the iron piano was created by artist John Guffin in 2004 as a tribute to ragtime music.
Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!
Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.