Depot Event Center

Think Outside The Boxcar


IMAG0673Parties of all types are more enjoyable at The Depot. Your guest will have more to do and see as they explore the train history, Car 100, or eat in the Great Northern Ranch Dining Car. Everyone smiles after riding the Scioto Valley Railroad, our miniature train. Your party will be humming quickly!

Planning a Birthday party for a train enthusiast, whether child or adult, there is no better place. Check out our affordable children’s group rates.

Showing pictures or movies? The Depot is equipped with a state of the art Audio Visual system. Our brilliant, high-resolution projector will allow you to plug in your CD, DVD or computer.

Need sound? Whether you need a PA, well distributed background music or heart thumping music, our surround sound system can handle it, even out doors.

Sports fan? We’ve got HDTV. There’s no more fun than watching “THE GAME” at The Depot in High Definition. Imagine this game day: Have the ultimate tailgating party at The Depot, watch the pre-game in HD.

Deafenbaugh-Apr08-8Dinner and Dancing? Our catering can provide you with food from the simple to sublime. And, we can serve it in the elegant Great Northern Ranch Dining Car, after which you can adjourn to The Depot to cut a rug. You are also welcome to choose from our selection of menu options for your next event –

Something unique and intimate for groups? Dine with the friendly ghosts of the Ringling Brothers and Diamond Jim Brady in Car 100, a beautifully restored private executive car from 1886.

Fundraisers, Political gatherings and Retirement parties will all benefit from the class and ambience of The Depot.

When you rent The Depot, you can take advantage of the whole rail museum “campus” including all of the train cars, large patio and outdoor grass areas and covered bay. We can provide tents for out door parties and large groups. Our experienced staff can handle any or all of the details so can enjoy your party.