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Union Pacific Railroad Museum, Council Bluffs

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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  • It's free! Make sure you make a donation though. This is a very educational facility. We didn't have enough time to take it all in. Only complaint - lousy parking 
  • Not huge by any means but a nice little attraction for those who like trains. Daughter loved it, hopefully we will be back in a year or so! 
  • This museum is well laid-out, you could spend half a day reading and gleaning knowledge about the "birth" of the American railroad as well as its modern-day functions - however, we had two children 8 ...  read more »
  • 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 museum. My son and I come and visit every few months. He loves trains.
  • Truly a wonderful place to beat the heat an see history first hand!
  • You don't have to be a train fan to enjoy this museum. Just an overall fun experience for my entire family.
  • Amazing collection of historical railroad objects presented with the great technology tools.
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