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Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

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Address: North Platte, NE
Phone Number: 13085329920

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Felt like a kid again

This place was absolutely fabulous! I did not expect it to be so interesting. The Golden Spike Tower looked new and was full of information. You could go to the 7th floor that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Bonita T
Harrisburg, Illinois
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Harrisburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was absolutely fabulous! I did not expect it to be so interesting. The Golden Spike Tower looked new and was full of information. You could go to the 7th floor that was open or the 8th floor that was enclosed. There were people available on the 8th floor for questions that used to work in the yard. Not... More 

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North Platte
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Here is the reason North Platte NE exists, the worlds largest retarder/classification yard. This is a must see!!

Thank Thomas P
Hanson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this is a train buff's dream. the trains move through like one every six minutes, so there's always something to watch. the tower is even air conditioned, so you're out of the heat. the spouse loved it....her dad used to help run the trains. highly recommended for a train buff, but even nonbuffs :-) will enjoy it.

Thank Tim N
Omaha, Nebraska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure what sets us apart from everyone else. The is my first 1star TripAdvisor review. After paying for admission, you walk the gift shop. $24 for a famiy of 4. A video plays in another room on loop about the railyard. You can view from the open deck, where you pay even more for a view through a telescope... More 

Thank Eri B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were concerned that our annual train watching trip would be slow due to the downturn in coal traffic and a derail in Green River which had slowed transcontinental traffic. We were pleasantly surprised. We saw well over 350 trains pass through Bailey Yard in the few days we spent in N Platte. Our favorite spot is East of N... More 

Thank DB514
Lansing, Michigan
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Watching the trains come and go during our visit was the coolest thing to watch from the tower. There was a man in the tower that used to be an employee that was volunteering his time to share information about everything that was taking place in the bailey yard. While visiting family in Nebraska, we were surprised at how many... More 

Thank adventureisoutthere4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a really interesting place to visit. The 7th and 8th floor of the tower have observation decks, 7th floor outdoors and 8th floor indoors. We were lucky enough to be there when a retired UP employee was volunteering and answering questions. Worth the price of admission.

Thank Marianne N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Our 15 year old grandson has loved trains since he was little so we thought we'd stop and see the biggest yard in America. It was so fascinating to learn all about how the train system works. Also, there was some very good information about the Orphan Trains. Would recommend to anyone train lover or not!

Thank RFoley74
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

All kinds of activities going on, they were "building" a train while I was there, loved standing on lower level being able to hear as well as see the yard. The place to go if you're a train fanatic, but a real great time even if you're not.

Thank TucsonExcruiser
Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

If your into trains this is a must stop and see. Largest hump yard in the US. It is very cool to see all the trains come and go.

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