Train Cemetery, Uyuni

2.9
#1 of 46 in Museums in Bolivia
Specialty Museum · Museum
Create an itinerary including Train Cemetery
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Tours to Train Cemetery

Train Cemetery reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 3.5
2,026 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • Amazing experience! I loved getting to climb around on and inside these trains. It's a very interesting experience to see what trains used to look like. If you visit Uyuni you must see this. There... 
    Amazing experience! I loved getting to climb around on and inside these trains. It's a very interesting experience to see what trains used to look like. If you visit Uyuni you must see this. There...  more »
  • Excellent place for some surreal photos and now it's clean no more plastic bags everywhere. You can get into the locomotives 🚂. 
    Excellent place for some surreal photos and now it's clean no more plastic bags everywhere. You can get into the locomotives 🚂.  more »
Google
  • Definitely worth a visit. Watch out if you climb on the trains - the rust is prolific and you might go through sections.
  • It was an amazing experience to see these lost pieces of art but my advice is to be careful because is too dangerous climbing the trains. There isn't any safety or security by the different agencies which organise the tour. I saw one tourist falling and he was unconscious after the knock in his head. I can imagine it was a shock for all of his family and the different persons who lived the situation.

Plan your trip to Uyuni

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.