Welcome to “Lookout Point Park.” This is a new project by the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation, where our goal is to put all of our attractions into one area. We are in the planning process of an all-in-one train watching, camping, and educational area located in La Plata, Missouri. This park will be set on 3 acres near the existing Lookout Point that has been here for the last 13 years.
A brief overview of Lookout Point Park is as follows:
Exhibition of Amtrak History: This exhibit is currently located near the Depot Inn & Suites. There is a current fundraiser in place for the moving and refurbishment of this exhibit. (See the Exhibition of Amtrak History page for more information.) This exhibit will also have a new local railroad history section.
Silver Rails Memorial Library: This library will be the home of over 1,000 railroad related books and reference materials. This library will be in the main building built adjacent to the Exhibition of Amtrak History. This library was first established in a building in downtown La Plata and is currently in storage. (More information on the Silver Rails Memorial Library page.)
Silver Rails Gallery: This gallery will feature many railroad-related art works of all mediums, including: wood carvings, oil paintings, prints from J Craig Thorpe, John Winfield, Jim Jordan, and etc. There will also be a model railroad. This Gallery will be in the main building built adjacent to the Exhibition of Amtrak History. This one-of-a-kind art gallery was first established in the same building with the library in downtown LaPlata and is also in storage. (More information on the Silver Rails Gallery page.)
Camping and RV area: Tent camping and RV camping will be a lot of fun here! Tent camping and Self contained RV camping will be available first with full hookups available later. This will be a new area that is currently under formalization. (More information will come as it is organized.)
Cabin Rentals: This will be the ultimate experience in train watching fun. At these cabins, you will have your own private deck that overlooks the BNSF Transcon. You for sure will not miss a thing while staying in these cabins. This will be a new area that is currently under formalization. (More information will come as it is organized.)
If you would like to donate to this project please click the donate button below.
Lookout Point Park Project Donation
This donation will go towards the continued moving forward of this project. If there is a certain facet of the park you want to donate to. Please make that notation. Donations can be more than $20.00. Just select how many you want. Thank You for your support. All donations are tax deductible. APRHF is a 501c-3 Non-Profit organization.