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Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

North Platte, NE
+1 308-532-9920
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I've never seen so many trains in one place!

This is the world's largest rail yard. It has 2850 acres, 8 miles long, 2 hump yards, 400 tracks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jodi H
via mobile
Hugs is such an understatement

You will see this yard when you visit the Golden Spike. The views from the tower are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rita B
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North Platte, NE
+1 308-532-9920
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the world's largest rail yard. It has 2850 acres, 8 miles long, 2 hump yards, 400 tracks & 1 diesel shop. If it was all laid end to end the tracks would equal 315 miles. When you arrive you watch a short film...More

Thank Jodi H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will see this yard when you visit the Golden Spike. The views from the tower are amazing. Don't skip the film shown on the ground floor next to the gift shop. You will learn a lot. We know someone who was sent here for...More

1  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We went to the top of the Golden Spike Tower for an overview of the Bailey Yard. The floor below the top has an opened balcony for viewing. After that, we went to the glass enclosed top floor. A guide was there who answered all...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This was the place I was most excited to see and it was underwhelming. I had a better experience at nearby Cody Park. I thought that it would be exciting to see so many trains moving around the yard but there was very little movement...More

1  Thank Tranderso
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

5 min intro video was vey informative. View from watch tower of the yard was exceptional. Staff very helpful and informative.

Thank Orv W
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

If you're a rail or train buff this is definitely a not to miss location. The 90 ft tower to see the yard is outstanding and a must to view the whole operation. Costs about 5 per person.

Thank David K
Reviewed 21 July 2017

By all means visit here, via the Golden Spike Tower if you are a train lover. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Deb B
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

What a neat thing to see!! For anyone who has ever waited for a train to pass and started counting train cars as a way to pass the time, this train yard is truly something to see. THIS is where it all begins. This is...More

Thank VanEsq12
Reviewed 8 June 2017

It is somewhat difficult to separate this attraction from the Golden Spike Tower because, to see the Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, at least to look down upon it, you go up into the Golden Spike Tower. All in all, IF you are a bit...More

1  Thank kanbaatar
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Excellent host in the tower who explains the comings and goings of the rail cars to make this the busiest rail yard in the world. Beautiful amazing views! Just fascinating to hear the former employee of the rail yard tell us what he knew.

2  Thank Ray and Alice R
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16 January 2017|
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Response from Rick D | Reviewed this property |
I think there is an Avis in Mccook
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Response from texdawg89 | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes, there is an elevator to both observation decks.