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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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Amazing, State of the Art Musuem

It is so well interpreted that everyone in our group found it interesting and educational. Few museums are so modern, so friendly to all ages, and interests. I would recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Hastings, Nebraska
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Marana, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Me and a good friend met at the museum for a homeschool field trip. She has 5 children and I have 6. From the minute we walked in until the minute we left, the entire staff was very rude about our children. The museum has many interactive things for the children but the children were scared to even touch them... More 

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Hastings, Nebraska
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It is so well interpreted that everyone in our group found it interesting and educational. Few museums are so modern, so friendly to all ages, and interests. I would recommend this FREE museum to any group.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Journey through at your own pace. Some interactive displays as well as historic information. Educational.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I am somewhat of a railroad buff so this was a great place to see. It has been a while and I forgot what we paid to get in. If your in Council Bluffs or Omaha area looking for something to do this could be it.

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Ames, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My husband and I were very surprised at the UP RR Museum. It was very well laid out and informative. Also, very clean Recommend as a family visit.

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Brooklyn
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The museum is located in the former Public Library. The exhibits are very interesting and include technical information on how the railroad was built and what the functions of rails, switches and various other hardware are. There are pictures of dignitaries and Hollywood celebrities of the past traveling on Union Pacific Railroad. There are also several computerized exhibits geared towards... More 

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Rochester Hills
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was a wonderful treasure. This indoor museum did not have rail cars, but instead it had artifacts, information, and cute interactive areas. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It is a fun place to visit with children and your family. The old trains are fun and interesting. It is by railroad tracks.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a very nice small museum that depicts how the railroad helped twin the west and settle this great country of ours

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Des Moines, Iowa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My family of seven was looking for something to do while on vacation in Omaha and found this. We were not disappointed and the price can't be beat. The museum has something for everyone. The train display the younger kids enjoyed. Kids struggled getting kinect to work. Educational and fun.

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