Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center

Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center, North Platte: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center

Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Robert R
Omaha, NE5 contributions
Very informative, with a few history lessons.
Jun 2021
Largest railroad yard in the world, it is a great and educational experience that everybody should do once in a lifetime, As for me I'll do it again.
Written June 20, 2021
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packer022049
33 contributions
Everything We Hoped it Would Be!
Jun 2021 • Family
My 13 year old son and husband are big rail-fans. They could not have enjoyed visiting the Golden Spike/ Bailey Yard more. One of the highlights for us was talking to Gary, who was on the 8th floor answering questions. He and the employees working on the first floor were very friendly and enthusiastic. I also enjoyed the visit because there was so much to learn and see. Watching the trains in the yard on the outdoor observation deck was very interesting. There was so much going on in the yard that you could sit there all day and have something to watch. You can also watch trains on the 8th floor where it is enclosed. Nice gift shop and restrooms as well.
Written June 13, 2021
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attendee5876
Nebraska57 contributions
Train fanatics
Jun 2021
Good place to visit if you are interested in trains and how they trail plus the history of them in this area.
Written June 7, 2021
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jtkoehler2
crawfordsville212 contributions
Great time
Jun 2021 • Couples
We spent 3 hours there. There was a retired union Pacific engineer on sight (Sam) giving many details of what was going on. Very good don't miss this
Written June 5, 2021
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bob b
San Diego Area155 contributions
Amazing View of a Landmark
May 2021
Well worth the $8 admission. Terrific views of the yard operations gives one a sense of what must happen to provide rail transportation
Written May 26, 2021
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Cashebitt
Omaha, NE160 contributions
Railroad dream
Dec 2020
This place was the highlight of our trip across Nebraska. We made a complete circle around Nebraska and it was wonderful to learn about the history of America as people ventured through Nebraska and about those people who stayed and made it what it is. This Golden Spike Tower truly fulfilled one of my dreams to learn about the railroad. We got the pleasure of meeting a volunteer by the name of Dan. We had about a hundred questions and was glad to answer every one of them. He made our tour even more pleasant. They have lots of fun souvenirs to to buy. Don't miss the view of our busy railroads. It's an adventure
Written December 12, 2020
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AteTooMuchAgain
Indianapolis, IN43 contributions
Make the stop
Oct 2020
The tower is OK, but the history details in the visitor center of the rail stop and efforts of the people of North Platte during WWII will be something you will tell others about. Makes me love North Platte and the people who live there
Written December 3, 2020
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billhordy
Kansas City, MO202 contributions
long weekend
Sep 2020 • Solo
drove from KC to North Platte for long weekend, wanted to see Union Pacific rail yard.
Thursday around 1pm wasn't to busy only a few people there. cashier was friendly and knowledgeable about the rail yard. 7th floor has the outdoor views, wasnt to busy today. it still was worth see6the world largest rail yard. spent about a hour taking pictures and watching the area.
8th floor enclosed with artifacts and videos of the Union Pacific company and growth in the area. very interesting.
well stocked gift shop and you get $5 off coupon with admission.
rail yard is impressive. do visit and spend some time especially if you are a train buff.
when do go to local Cody Park and check out their display 2 trains free admission and the attendant on site has 30 years with union Pacific. wealth of knowledge. next review.
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Written September 25, 2020
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GeekHistory
Dover, DE791 contributions
Great stop for anyone who loves trains and history.
Sep 2020
From the Golden Spike Tower the 7th-floor open-air observation deck offered great views the of Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard and surrounding area. We enjoyed the 7th-floor open-air observation deck but the fully enclosed 8th floor of the Golden Spike Tower offers some additional information and exhibits.

Although Tripadvisor has them listed separately, there is no separate attraction for tourists to visit he Bailey Yard. You view the Bailey Yard from the Golden Spike Tower.
Written September 23, 2020
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Abeech84
Council Bluffs, IA13 contributions
Trains, Trains, and MORE TRAINS!!!!!!!
Aug 2020
(written during COVID time) The reservation system worked great! Make sure to check out BOTH the 7th (indoor) and 8th (outdoors) floors! There are a lot of neat railroad items to check out in the gift shop area that explain the history of the UP/Bailey Yard. There is also a neat flag display out front that has flags of all states that UP operate in, as well as a wooden train for the kids and a UP heavy weight passenger car to take a look at as well!!!!!

If you even slightly like trains you will LOVE the Golden Spike Tower!!!!!!!!

This is always a stop on my annual road trip. 3rd visit to the Tower and it always amazes me!
Written September 1, 2020
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