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Union Pacific Railroad Museum, Council Bluffs
(4.5/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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  • I really enjoyed the museum... it was very interesting and not boring especially being from around here it was very to go through. 
  • Driving south on Highway 29 in Iowa yesterday (Tuesday) we saw a huge Billboard advertising the UP Railroad Museum, and since I love trains we thought it would be a great place to visit. Turns out it'...  more »
  • This museum is in the old library building in downtown Council Bluffs, Iowa. Really nice displays for railroad buffs and this is all about the Union Pacific Railroad and history in the area. Not as ma...  more »
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  • As others have said, you don't have to be a train geek to love this museum! Lots of national history, Old West, and an entire floor of interactive displays for the young and young at heart! They change up displays occasionally as well, so even if you are from here, it is worth checking out every few months. The building is an old Carnegie Library with its own historical attributes and architectual charm! The BEST part is, its FREE! They do have a donation box up front, if you care to contribute. The only downfall is the hours of operation. They do close too early in the afternoon on "work days" for afternoon visitors, and now its only open a couple of days per week. Big bummer, but if you get a chance to check it out, it is well worth the effort!
  • Great place very helpful staff alot of fun for the whole family
  • Amazing collection of historical railroad objects presented with the great technology tools.
  • Great museum. My son and I come and visit every few months. He loves trains.
  • Very interesting, but not particularly for young kids. 10+ should be OK.