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Union Pacific Railroad Museum, Council Bluffs

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  • there aren't many museums you are able to get close and personal and interact as much as you can at the union railroad museum. We came from new york just loved it the whole family.  more »
  • Museum is free will donation, and features a combination of remote and recent rail history including hands on interactive items that interest kiddos. They also feature a nice collection of rail china,...  more »
  • The Union Pacific Railroad Museum is located in the former Free Public Library (built by money donated by A. Carnegie). One floor shows the history of the railroad in the US in general and of the tran...  more »
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  • A surprising little gem. Way bigger than it looked from the outside. Great use of the technology that made wonderful interactive displays. So much fun we forgot to take very many pictures. The people there are obviously in love with the place, great fun for all ages.
  • Very beautiful museum with lots of great history and artifacts. Some neat simulators and picture taking opportunities, too. Free admission, but recommend bringing $ to donate. Workers are volunteers, but eager to be there and answer questions. Love this place!
  • An absolute gem of a little museum right here in town. The displays were interesting and though I went with two teenagers, they both had a good time checking everything out. Love the old dining cars and just seeing the golden age of train travel.
  • The Big One The RR is huge on big power 4-8-8-4 & 4-6-6-4 Oil Steam Locomotive's restored to new and made better with upgrades. Yellow is this RR running color very visible and striking. People make it the nations big operator it is and was back from the beginning. A wonderful place to visit, if a rail fan then it's a must !
  • Great musem for families. There is no charge, but they do request a donation. Lots of educational exhibits here.

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