On our way to Yellowstone from Salt Lake City, we took a detour to the Promontory Point where the east and west railroads came together to form one rail from the mid-west to California in 1869. It is about an hours drive north from Salt Lake around the great salt lake! Interesting museum with video and displays of the work that was done on the railroad and laying the track. Steam engines come down the tracks twice on Saturday and also a reenactment of the last spike driven into the rails. A VERY out of the way place but a pleasant drive through meadows and horses. Worth the stop for a different site. Rangers are especially enthusiastic and knowledgeable. No charge for those with federal park pass.
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