Sturtevant is a village of 6,970 and is a suburb of Racine, which we visited in 2015. This community is right on the Amtrak train route which makes it easy to get to if traveling here that way. The traffic is frequent as well, this video shows two trains within 5 minutes of each other.
Before we arrived in Sturtevant, we went to the community of Caledonia first. The reason for that was the original depot was moved there to Linwood Park, a historical building complex. Find it at 7430 5 Mile Road, Franksville, WI 53126. They are maintained by the Caledonia Historical Society. Hopefully we can visit sometime when they are open.
The new Sturtevant Station is beautiful and incorporates some elements of this design, just larger. It was dedicated on August 1, 2006.
The pedestrian overpass makes it easy to cross to the other side of the track to catch a train on the opposite side. We were in town to see the Canada Pacific Holiday Train which was a lot of fun!
Other points of interest in Sturtevant, the historic Klinkert Hotel building, now privately owned. A video about it was produced by Thom Peterson.
Across the street from the Klinkert is the Caboose Railroad Museum. On the site is a sign explaining the railroad’s role in more detail.
We enjoyed dinner at the Castlewood Restaurant next to this display, great food there! Open since July 2o, 1989, it is a mainstay here for a satisfying meal.
Even though our visit here was short, it was quite enjoyable with the holiday train’s visit as the centerpiece.