Katy Depot – Sedalia, Missouri’s Welcome Center & Museum

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.

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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.

Katy Depot - Sedalia, Missouri's Welcome Center and Museum
Katy Depot - Sedalia, Missouri's Welcome Center and Museum
Seventies Flashback – “No Hassles Guaranteed” – A look back at the July 1974 Ozark Music Festival
Katy Depot - Sedalia, Missouri's Welcome Center and Museum
The Freight House
Katy Depot - Sedalia, Missouri's Welcome Center and Museum
Katy Depot - Sedalia, Missouri's Welcome Center and Museum
Katy Depot - Sedalia, Missouri's Welcome Center and Museum
Katy Depot - Sedalia, Missouri's Welcome Center and Museum
Katy Depot - Sedalia, Missouri's Welcome Center and Museum
Railroad Bell
Katy Depot - Sedalia, Missouri's Welcome Center and Museum
Sedalia’s Red Light Discrict
Katy Depot - Sedalia, Missouri's Welcome Center and Museum
Katy Depot - Sedalia, Missouri's Welcome Center and Museum
Saturday Night At The Maple Leaf Club
This piece reflects the fun of a new music called Ragtime. Featuring a turn-of-the-century piano this sculpture reveals how a piano would have felt playing ragtime. With this sculpture the Sedalia Heritage Foundation sought to embrace Sedalia’s Heritage as the Cradle of Ragtime where this jaunty new music created a legacy.
Artist: John Guffin of Sedalia
Dedicated: Friday, June 4, 2004
Katy Depot - Sedalia, Missouri's Welcome Center and Museum
Katy Depot - Sedalia, Missouri's Welcome Center and Museum

While taking a road trip through Missouri be sure to also look out for other Missouri roadside attractions like the world’s largest pecan in Brunswick and the world’s largest goose in Sumner.


Katy Depot – Sedalia, Missouri’s Welcome Center & Museum

Address: 600 E 3rd St, Sedalia, MO 65301
Hours: 9am-4pm, Monday – Saturday
Visit the official website for up-to-date information.


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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.