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Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed August 10, 2012

If you're a railroad buff this is a great place to visit. If you aren't it won't be spectacular. It is interesting and historical. You can see a good deal of Bailey Yard from the tower and often a railroader is on hand to talk about what is going on.

Thank Jamie D
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

My hubby loves everything trains, so it naturally made since to stop at thebGolden Spike Tower. It was a beautiful building, nicely done, making the $7 pp fee worth it. The view from the 7th & 8th floors of the tower was amazing. I even found myself enjoying all of the action in the Bailey Yard below. There was a very friendly and knowledgable man on the 8th floor, ready to answer any questions we had. It was nice that the building had a/c, as it was 100 degrees outside!

Thank CasualTraveling
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Heck of a view. A must for all train lovers. You can see for miles in all directions. Trains moving all day long so anytime is a good time. Lots of fun watching them build trains. There is also a movie about trains coming to the west that is quite fun. Great for kids.

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Learn the lingo from the railroad buffs or you won't understand what they are telling you.

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Reviewed July 14, 2012

The amazing extent of the Yards and the number of trains there

1  Thank nicholas t
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