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Niles Rail Depot

Designed To Be A Show Place
The Neo-Romanesque sandstone railroad depot has been serving travelers since it first opened in 1882.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Michigan Central Railroad Niles Depot was designed to be a show place.  It was the last passenger stop before the Columbia Exposition in Chicago and in 1893, formal gardens were established that including a fish pond, a gazebo, a floating garden as well as a greenhouse that supplied flowers for dining cars as well as for thousands of passengers who traveled through Niles, which became known as "The Garden City." The depot has appeared in movies such as the "The Continental Divide" with John Belushi, "Midnight Run" with Robert DeNiro and "Only the Lonely" with Maureen O'Hara and John Candy.  Open during normal business hours.
Address:
598 Dey Street
Niles, MI
GPS Coordinates:
41.83721, -86.25322
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