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Union Pacific Railroad Museum

200 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
+1 712-329-8307
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Nice railroad museum to see

you can actually go into some of the trains, there was a lot of good information and a variety of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kansas City, Missouri
History Abound

Really enjoy the interactive displays and history of the railroad in the area. Can't wait for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Our museum has chronicled more than 150 years of American railroad history through unique artifacts and immersive interactive games. Admission is free.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
200 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
+1 712-329-8307
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Reviewed 6 days ago

you can actually go into some of the trains, there was a lot of good information and a variety of things to see.

Thank saminkc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoy the interactive displays and history of the railroad in the area. Can't wait for the new interactive display and control center they are working on putting in. It amazes me how much the railroad has changed over the years and the impact it...More

Thank balltra75
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the UP Railroad Museum with my son, who is an admitted train geek, and had a wonderful time. The museum is free, but accepts donations. Do yourself a favor and take the audio device for the self guided tour. The first floor has an...More

Thank DelawareCitygirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit for locals or travelers. Highlights of various history events. The interactive train engine ride is a hoot.

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Union Pacific Railroad Museum is a great stop if you're in Council Bluffs for a vacation or if you live here and have never visited!

Thank Kristy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a place to rake your kids or grandkids? THIS IS iT! This museum has plenty to do and see, and if you, or someone you love is into trains, you are bound to find lots here to enjoy. From history, to fiction; from...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 12 June 2017

there aren't many museums you are able to get close and personal and interact as much as you can at the union railroad museum. We came from new york just loved it the whole family.

Thank brooklynnyc2014
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Museum is free will donation, and features a combination of remote and recent rail history including hands on interactive items that interest kiddos. They also feature a nice collection of rail china, and displays honoring women's roles and contributions over time. Be sure to check...More

Thank BrandyInSD
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The Union Pacific Railroad Museum is located in the former Free Public Library (built by money donated by A. Carnegie). One floor shows the history of the railroad in the US in general and of the transcontinentinal railroad in particular. All aspects of building and...More

Thank WStatesTraveler
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This Museum is a must visit for history buffs. It house the original contents of Abe Lincolns Train Car and the volunteers are very informative & helpful.

Thank dreamreels
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13 July 2017|
Response from Teammilitello | Reviewed this property |
We parked along the street and didn't look for a parking lot. The area was quiet and not a lot of traffic went by, so I'm sure you'd be fine. Enjoy!
Carolyn A
31 August 2016|
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Response from carriic | Reviewed this property |
1-3 hours, could be more if you like to do lots of reading. I think Grace may be confusing this museum with the Durham in Omaha, it's the one with the soda fountain. Also if you are going to see this museum in Council... More