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Union Pacific Railroad Museum

200 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
712 329-8307
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: The Union Pacific Railroad Museum is a collection of informative displays about the history and current operation of the Union Pacific Railroad... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Hand on exhibits, and real past of railroad history are gathered in one place. I loved the assimilation, it is a great museum.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Very interesting, hands on exhibits and great historical information. Great for kids and adults. Something for everyone

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Wayne, Nebraska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Excellent museum with good interaction exhibits for kids. The museum is free but does ask for a modest $3 donation - well worth it. If you like American history or trains then this place is worth a visit.

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Abilene
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

When we first decided to go I thought it wouldn't be too interesting (I don't know anything about trains), but it was very interesting! It had a lot of hands on stuff and a lot of cool artifacts.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Lots of history along with information about railroading today. Several "hands-on" exhibits including a locomotive simulator. Great for adults and kids. The museum is free but there is no free parking.

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Glenwood, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Took my brother-in-law and nephew who are both HUGE train enthusiasts. They had a great time and learned a lot about the history of railroading in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Located in an historic building downtown. Opened at 10. You enter in the lower level which has restrooms, small gift shop, and a reception area. You can sign the guest book and visit with volunteers. It is free will donation, we donated as we thought it was great. There are both stairs and elevator. Two more levels of exhibits. You... More

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to this museum and we are NOT train buffs but we did enjoy this museum. It's right next door to the Squirrel Cage Jail and we had just been there so we thought 'why not' go to this museum too. It is in the former Public Library Building and that building alone was beautiful with... More

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Traer, Iowa
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Definitely a place to see! Great for the whole family. Easy to get too! If you were in Council Bluffs it is a place to see with the family and the kids

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Omaha, Nebraska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The large display of railroad paraphernalia is incredible. There are large displays of old lanterns and firearms. Interactive displays for the kids. Good place.

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