Union Pacific Railroad Museum, Council Bluffs

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  • This is a very nice museum that is laid out very well. We arrived about an hour and a half before closing and we could have spent more time. There is a lot to see and they have interactive displays th...  more »
  • This was the best railroad museum we have ever been to. They have many displays including activities for the kids like an engine set-up where they kids can run the controls like they are running the e...  more »
  • I've been on a binge to learn more about the building of our transcontinental railroads in Canada & the US. knowing that Council Bluffs was at one end I happened to be there, I took some time to visit...  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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