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Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

Address: North Platte, NE
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in North Platte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Omaha, Nebraska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Bailey Yard sits just behind the Golden Sjpike Tower and Visitor Center in North Platte, and you can get a great bird's eye view from the panoramic observation deck. We were just passing through ... I'm really glad we didn't pass it by!!

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The UPRR supported my family and my husband's family for decades. How nice it was to go up into this tower years later and get a panoramic view of the world's largest train yard. An employee was there to answer questions. Nice gift shop.

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Lexington, Nebraska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I'm not what you would call a real train nut, but since I'm in the area on a contract we decided to swing by. I was awed by the whole thing. On the seventh floor observation deck was a umm tour guide, railroad expert, retired banker volunteer named Don whose son is an engineer for Union Pacific. Don did such... More 

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California Central Coast
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104 reviews 104 reviews
10 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We signed up to take a free tour of the Bailey Yard as part of RailFest. What a wonderful experience! We drove through the yard on a bus with a driver and tour guide and saw trains going east and west, cars coming down the "hump," a wheel assembly being replaced, and other sights. We stopped and were able to... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Good value for $7 and I know nothing about trains. My boyfriend loved it!

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Johnstown, Colorado, United States
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146 reviews 146 reviews
29 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Very informative and interesting tour of the world's largest railroad classification yard. So much activity in such a large area is somewhat overwhelming but the UPRR employee tour guide made it all understandable. Fascinating place to visit!

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great place and my son loved all the trains. Of course, Rail Fest was going on so we got to travel the whole yard in a bus and get the lowdown on what goes on.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

You have to drive around city streets to get where you are going, then you get to the golden spike tower. It is a small fee but it rises you up high enough to see the train yards and absolutely amaze you with all the trains you got to stop if you are in the area or passing by on... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If You love trains U have to go to the Golden Spike Tower at The Bailey Yard. 8 floors high gives a great Panoramic view of the entire place, the Largest train yard in the world. Usually is a guide upstairs to answer all your questions, and even though I know a lot about trains he was very interesting and... More 

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Harveys Lake, Pa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stopped @ The Golden Spike Tower of The Union Pacific Bailey Train Yard in N.Platte, Nebraska. The Bailey Yard made The Guinness World Book for being the largest train yard. There is an open air observation deck as well as an enclosed (8stories up) deck to take photos(360 view). They also have a live webcam showing all the train... More 

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