Train Cemetery, Uyuni

2.9
#1 of 46 in Museums in Bolivia
Probably one of the last things you'd expect to see at an altitude of 3,656 m (11,995 ft) on the edge of the desert, Train Cemetery presents a vast collection of historical trains and locomotives. The trains stand as a monument to Uyuni's past as a prosperous mining town. After the collapse of the industry in the 1940s, the trains were simply abandoned on the edge of town, left to the mercy of scavengers and the winds blowing from the nearby salt flat. You can wander freely around the site and take pictures, but if you want to climb the trains, be careful of the sharp, rusty edges. Using our world travel planner, Uyuni attractions like Train Cemetery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Just on the outskirts of Uyuni, not signposted or set up as a touristattraction. Park up one side of a raised bank, and walk over to the lines of old steam trains and abandoned rolling stock that...  more »
  • Fascinating journey into the history of rail transporting supplies to the area. Rusting relics of a bygone age make an interesting stop and picture shoot. Numerous kids, 'Big' and small scrambling...  more »
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  • Best time to go is in the morning to beat the crowds. You can enjoy the trains without many tourists around. Neat history behind this interesting place so most likely your Bolivian guide will inform you about it or ask.
  • Great part of Bollvian history.....slowly being vandalized and destroyed. Do your part and help clean it up.
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