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Union Pacific Railroad Museum

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Address: 200 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone Number: 712 329-8307
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Very Educational!

Today, my husband and I and three of our children stopped at this museum during a break we had from our sons baseball tournament. Even though we only had an hour, it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Angie L
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Waynesville, Ohio
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Waynesville, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Today, my husband and I and three of our children stopped at this museum during a break we had from our sons baseball tournament. Even though we only had an hour, it was worthwhile. My children are 9, 7, & 4 and didn't want to go. Once inside, they were pleasantly surprised. All 3 of my children as well as... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is a very neat museum. We have been here many times and always find different things to look at.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

A must see for anyone, but especially if you like trains. I only had an hour to spend here, but I wish had a lot more time. The exhibits are wonderful for any age.

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Woodside
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162 reviews 162 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Even if you're not into trains, you will probably enjoy the history that's represented here as well as the overall atmosphere. And it's free! just leave a nice donation to help keep it going.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Learned so much more about the trains, how they started and up to the present time. Great exhibits! Wish I had more time to go back again!

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Omaha Nebraska
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a great place to visit; it is very well done. Lots to see and do; I would allow between one and two hours for a visit. The staff are very nice and really know a lot about the place.

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Washington, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Two floors of great details of the UP RR. Includes a 'ride' in the cab of a locomotive in various settings, quite realistic actually. Well worth the time, great value.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

This museum was educational and interesting. However, I felt intimidated by one staff member who made it clear by her demeanor and comments to colleagues that our children weren't welcome. It's sad that a museum about trains, a subject loved by most little boys, couldn't be more friendly toward curious young minds. Our group was respectful and well-behaved- I felt... More 

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Independence, MO
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This was a great find in Council Bluffs. The museum is WELL done, with interactive exhibits, videos, games and even picture taking opportunities that email the photos to you for free. My entire family was thrilled by the museum and its exhibits, and will go back if we find ourselves back in town.

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Ottawa, Kansas
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126 reviews 126 reviews
26 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We enjoyed our one hour tour of the museum. Two floors of exhibits. You can take the stairs or elevator. Staff was knowledgeable of any questions we had. Free which would be nice if you have a family and planned on touring. Closed Sunday's, Monday's and holidays, hours 10-4pm.

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Additional Information about Union Pacific Railroad Museum

Address: Address: 200 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone Number: 712 329-8307
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Council Bluffs
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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