The Ridgeway Depot was sold to a local business in 1976. The Friends of the Military Ridge Trail purchased the Ridgeway Depot in 2001, with the purpose of restoring it. This depot is the last remaining depot on the Military Ridge Trail. All other depots have succumbed to decay or have been torn down. The Ridgeway Depot is also a museum of railroad artifacts and history. It allows users of the trail and visitors to the area to experience what it must have been like to wait for the train to arrive. The train brought relatives to visit Ridgeway and the surrounding area and took their sons off to war. The Depot helps visitors learn about the history of the railroad in Southwestern Wisconsin and understand its importance to the development and prosperity of the area. Funding for the restoration of the Ridgeway Depot was provided by funds raised by the Friends of the Military Ridge Trail, community supporters and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
The Friends of the Military Ridge State Trail commissioned a mural to be painted inside the historic Ridgeway Depot. This exhibit opened on September 2, 2007. Along with the striking mural are pictures of the depots that once stood along the line, as well as other photographs and recollections from neighboring historical societies and people who lived along the railroad line. This project was funded, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, State of Wisconsin, and the Boldt Company. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports public programs that engage the people of Wisconsin in the exploration of human cultures, ideas, and values.