Union Pacific Railroad Museum, Council Bluffs

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  • August 11, 2017
    I 'grew up" in the old library now occupied by the museum and so it is good to see what a great use it has been put to. One floor of the museum is history and one floor is rail technology over the yea...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    The story of the railroad western expansion is well told at the museum. The museum is in the old Carnegie library downtown.  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    First: the museum is only open Thursday- Saturday from 10-4. And it is free. When you walk in it's not impressive, but it gets better. Lots of information for adults and things to do for kids. There i...  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    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!
  • May 17, 2017
    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.
  • April 26, 2017
    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 !
  • June 14, 2017
    Great musem for families. There is no charge, but they do request a donation. Lots of educational exhibits here.

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