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Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

North Platte, NE
+1 308-532-9920
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Visited for Rail Fest 2014

Great place and my son loved all the trains. Of course, Rail Fest was going on so we got to travel... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2014
Dominique L
Arvada, Colorado
Amazing truly Amazing

You have to drive around city streets to get where you are going, then you get to the golden spike... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2014
Emil T
Omaha, Nebraska
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“bailey yard” (37 reviews)
North Platte, NE
+1 308-532-9920
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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.

2  Thank Dominique L
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...More

3  Thank Emil T
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...More

2  Thank Robert N
Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

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)...More

Thank Marie M
Reviewed September 7, 2014

There is a small historical museum of the Union Pacific RR but the main attraction is the observation tower. From the tower you can observe the workings of a huge railroad yard. There was a retired RR employee available to answer questions. He was very...More

2  Thank danv0
Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center intrigued us . . . we're not train buffs, but it was new and it was there, so we went to see it. Wow! We had no idea that North Platte has the largest rail yard in the...More

4  Thank MadCityTraveler_46
Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is definitely a unique attraction. I enjoyed seeing all the different trains coming and going from the observation tower. They had an enclosed tower on the one floor and an open one on the next. It was also nice to read about the history...More

Thank jeffbl88
Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stopped by the rail yard on our drive through Nebraska as we headed out west. We thought it might be a good place to stop and stretch our legs for an hour or so and we thought our two boys (ages 7 and 11)...More

1  Thank wamu
Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was my first time to stop here since the NEW tower and gift shop area was built. VERY well done! You can view the yard area from either the 7th or 8th floor and from inside or out depending which level you are on....More

1  Thank JGluvsMexico
Reviewed August 17, 2014

I like trains, and hump yards like Bailey are disappearing in favor of flat-switched yards, so I was glad to be able to make the trip before hump yards are things of the past, like the dodo, the diplodocus, and the Lunt Avenue Marble Club....More

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Response from Rick D | Reviewed this property |
I think there is an Avis in Mccook
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Response from texdawg89 | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes, there is an elevator to both observation decks.