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Union Pacific Railroad Museum, Council Bluffs

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TripAdvisor
  • Popped in while on business in Omaha. Parking is plentiful, and curbside meters are cheap. Once you enter the building you are tackled by the museum volunteers. Usually made up of retired railroad wor...  more »
  • It's been a few years but I wouldn't think this would be interesting to children. The only thing that might be somewhat interesting was the simulator. If you've been to railroad or transportation muse...  more »
  • Looking for something to do that's cheap? Great to see how the railroad started and lots of hands on stuff for kids. It's in our old public library which has moved. The building is historic and just a...  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.