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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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This railroad museum is free to go through. Good will donations. Very nice. Would recommend it to all !!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Linda B
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Council Bluffs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This railroad museum is free to go through. Good will donations. Very nice. Would recommend it to all !!!!!

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Free museum in the old Council Bluffs, Library. Great place to visit for kids and adults alike. This museum is all hands on with interactive areas that say please touch not don't touch ,like most museums. A lot of history here with the Rail Road and Abraham Lincoln. They have is on three levels and it is very interesting. They... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

One of the top attractions is a must see in Council Bluffs. They took a former library and turned it into a beautiful museum. Great for adults and kids alike. History abounds in this piece of Americana transportation.Hands on exhibits as well as beautiful artwork and architecture. Don't miss this one!

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This museum is totally hands-on, modern, and exciting for kids! I took 9 and 12 year old kids who can't keep their hands off of anything. There were 3 levels of "please touch" and "try it out" displays and interactive activities. The actual train parts and memorabilia was really neat to see, and displayed in a way that was exciting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A very wonderful museum that had a lot of hands on and education about the Union Pacific Railroad. We loved it. I would recommend this museum to any train loving kiddos!

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Lincoln, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Short visit, very interesting, staff very helpful and friendly. Lots of interactive features, very well presented.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It was a rainy day so my husband and I sought out something indoors to do and were pleasantly surprised with the Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Actually, more than pleasantly surprised. We spent over two hours going through the museum. It was fascinating and so much more than we expected, especially for a free museum. The first floor is the... More 

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Mundelein, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The museum is fine but I feel there should be more. The section on passenger train could talk about the history of each UP train, not just an overview. The gift show is small with a very limited selection. Overall it worth a visit but you're left wanting more.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I thought we were going to see trains. There r none. But they do have nice, t P scale, cut away models and period specific artifacts. I am glad we visited but would not recommend this as a destination visit. Entrance is free but we did donate to the collection box to help maintain the museum.

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Minden, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very interesting museum! My family all enjoyed learning about the UP railroad - something for all the kids, 4, 9 & 16. Very interactive and informative. Multi-levels filled with stuff you probably didn't know about the railroad. And it's free so you can't beat that! We walked over to the museum after visiting the Pottawatomie squirrel cage jail, which are... More 

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