Milwaukee Train Depot

Train Depot

The former Milwaukee Railroad Depot in Jefferson, Iowa, has been restored and is used for several purposes. It serves as the trail head for the Raccoon River Valley Recreational Bike Trail. The depot also houses tourist information and railroad memorabilia. This passenger station replaced a combination passenger and freight depot that was moved and used solely as a freight depot. The Milwaukee Road discontinued passenger service in Jefferson in the early 1950s, and the depot continued as a freight office until 1980. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994 Local citizens donated money to pave the Lincoln Highway across Greene County in the 1910s


Located a few blocks east of Jefferson town center. Serves as a trail head on the Raccoon River Valley bike trail. 


- Kitchenette 

- Full bathroom

- Large seating area

- Heating/cooling

- Trash

Operating Hours & Seasons

Open only upon reservation.