Getting to the APRHF is pretty easy by Amtrak as it is right at the La Plata stop on the route of the Amtrak Southwest Chief. If you are staying at the Depot Inn & Suites in La Plata, they not only provide free shuttle service from the La Plata Amtrak Station, but also free shutle service from and to the Amtrak Ottumwa Station on the route of the Amtrak California Zephyr and from and to the Amtrak Quincy Station on the route of the Amtrak Illinois Zephyr and Amtrak Carl Sandburg. The Depot Inn & Suites also provides free shuttle service from and to the Kirksville Regional Airport which offers several flights per day between Kirksiville and St. Louis.
Once you arrive into La Plata, Missouri, there is a lot to do and see in addition to the venues of the APRHF. A comprehensive list of these railroad, heritage and other attractions can be found at: SilverRailsCountry.com.
If you wish to rent a car, call the local Enterprise Rent-A-Car at 660-665-3396. They can have a car waiting for you 7 days per week at the Depot Inn & Suites, at the La Plata Amtrak Station, or at the Kirksville Airport, even if it is after hours and the Enterprise office is closed. You can also return your car after hours as long as you make arrangements with this Enterprise office in advance. Use Coupon Code L51EZ54 for significant savings. DO NOT CALL the nationwide toll free Enterprise phone number as they will not have any idea what you are talking about when you attempt to arrange after hours pick-up or drop-off service or attempt to use this coupon code.
The Depot Inn & Suites has an electric golf cart that guests may borrow to drive to the APRHF Rail Lookout Cabin & Deck. Many people walk from the hotel to the Rail Lookout but guests are welcome to use the golf cart if they'd rather not walk.