The building aims to immerse visitors in an experience reminiscent of Kyle’s past.

KYLE, Texas – There are many fun things to do in Kyle for visitors. But one place in particular has a lot of history behind it.

That Kyle Railroad Depot & Heritage Center dates from the 1900s. After years of renovation, the building was officially opened at the end of September 2016.

Inside the building is a museum with displays showing the history of Kyle Station, as well as a video for visitors to watch. Overhead, an audio system plays sounds intended to recreate a train station of the past, including announcements of boarding and arriving trains, messages for passengers, and the sound of telegraphs being sent and received.

Organizers said they want the sounds to add to the authentic feel of the center.

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As well as the center, City Manager Jerry Hendrix has said Kyle has a lot to offer visitors.

“With new companies being added all the time, we have a semiconductor fab here with world headquarters. We have millions of square feet of retail space yet to be developed and new manufacturing and logistics space. So everything just grows here. And every day there’s something new,” said Hendrix.

The Railroad Depot & Heritage Center hosts several special events throughout the year including Easter, Halloween and Christmas celebrations.

That Kyle Public Library also hosts readings and thrillers.

If you want to learn more about Kyle’s history, the center is open on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm

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