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Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center

1249 N Homestead Rd, North Platte, NE 69101-1433
+1 308-532-9920
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Amazing Views of The Bailey Yard

Really good view of the amazing Bailey Yard and the 2 humps and lots of information with very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
HarrisSurrey
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
Who knew?

Who knew you would find such an amazing place in middle of cornfields. The world's largest train... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carlene N
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Tallahassee, Florida
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  • Excellent62%
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“train yard” (46 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1249 N Homestead Rd, North Platte, NE 69101-1433
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+1 308-532-9920
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really good view of the amazing Bailey Yard and the 2 humps and lots of information with very informative video. We did feel it a bit overpriced.

Thank HarrisSurrey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who knew you would find such an amazing place in middle of cornfields. The world's largest train yard, 8 miles long by 2 miles wide! Great views from the tower, either open air or enclosed viewing. Gary, a retired railroad employee, was on hand to...More

Thank Carlene N
GoldenSpikeTower, Manager at Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so glad you have a good time! We strive to make our guest feel at home when they are at the tower. Gary and all of our 8th floor guides love to share their railroad knowledge with guest they are truly a wealth...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously a railroad fan would find the Golden Spike Tower more interesting than an individual who was not a railroad enthusiast ( actually we call ourselves railfans !) but the size of the place and what happens there should be of passing interest to just...More

Thank Livefire17
GoldenSpikeTower, Manager at Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the tower. We find that people from all walks of life loose track of time when they are here. During the summer months we are open 9:00am-7:00pm, switching to our fall hours of 10:00am-5:00pm...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Golden Spike Tower was opened in 2008. Once you enter you're in the visitor's center. Then directed to watch a short film about the rail yard, trains & the tower. Then you can ride the elevator up to the 7th floor to an open...More

Thank Jodi H
GoldenSpikeTower, Manager at Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a great, accurate description of your visit. Thank you for sharing. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the grandkids to the "Little Conductors club. 2nd Sat of every month. Cost is $5.00 per child and 1 adult per child is free. They made a kaleidoscope to view the trains. We got to go to the different levels to observe. They...More

Thank iamablessin
GoldenSpikeTower, Manager at Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite events...Little Spike Conductor's Club! I am so glad you and your grandkids enjoyed. Each month, a new "craft," snack and fun!!! Thanks again for your visit, come back and see us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an interesting side trip in North Platte. Stands just under 100 feet and shows a rather large train yard in all its glory! Cost $ to get in, but kids are free under 5 years old. Free coffee is available too. If you...More

Thank Paul R
GoldenSpikeTower, Manager at Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent visit to the Tower. We do appreciate it.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back in the day I had the pleasure of accompanying my neighbor--a railroader--to his workplace in a large RR yard in north-central Ohio, so seeing the Bailey Yard from high up brought back many wonderful memories. And showed me how efficient the rail system has...More

Thank mandmcingusa
GoldenSpikeTower, Manager at Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Memories of past experiences really do bring things to life! I am happy to hear that our tower evoked such a wonderful memories for you! Our volunteers on the yard really love sharing their stories with our guest, I am certain he enjoyed his time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a short movie, a gift shop and an elevator ride up to the 7th floor outside observation platform and 8th floor to inside 360 degree observation. The volunteer interpreter was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to . He could tell us what...More

Thank Bonnie M
GoldenSpikeTower, Manager at Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The video on the main floor of the tower is a great place to start your tour as it gives you background information on the yard before you head upstairs to the 7th and 8th floors. Our volunteers love to share their knowledge with guest....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We lucked up on this one. My hubby had worked for Santa Fe in the 60's so he had a lot to talk about to the volunteers. You go up to the 8th floor which is a 360 view then go to the 7th floor...More

Thank alphawolfie
GoldenSpikeTower, Manager at Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Its funny how the unexpected stops are sometimes the ones we like best! I am so glad your husband was able to spend time with our volunteer, they love swapping stories from their time on the Rail Road. Both the 7th and 8th floor offer...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped on our way between Valentine and Oakley. It was amazing. Gary was very interesting to speak with up n the 8th floor. We see all the trains as we travel via our Harley and now understand them a lot better. Only wish there...More

Thank Diane E
GoldenSpikeTower, Manager at Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping at the tower! Gary and our other volunteers love to share their wealth of knowledge with our guest, the personal stories make each visit unique. It is great to hear that you left with a better understanding of something you see...More

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915ahenderson
23 August 2017|
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Response from GoldenSpikeTower | Property representative |
Yes, we do have an elevator to the top of the tower.
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SoccerdadMI
7 April 2017|
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Response from GoldenSpikeTower | Property representative |
There is usually action going on all day long. There is a shift change at 3:00 pm and things typically stop and don't pick back up until about 4:00 pm. It is hard to say the very best time because it really depends on yard... More
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Schniblets76
1 September 2016|
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Response from Thomas P | Reviewed this property |
The closest ice rink is in Kearney NE, 90 miles east of North Platte.
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