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Golden Spike Monument

South 21st Street and 9th Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA
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Good for a drive by look

Traveling from Texas on a road in the Midwest and had extra time before checking into our hotel... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jpamr5
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Richmond, Texas
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Historically Important

This historically important recognition of the eastern start to link the railroad across the US is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jbwhitehouse
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Dallas, Texas
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2 days ago
“Good for a drive by look”
2 weeks ago
“Historically Important”
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South 21st Street and 9th Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Traveling from Texas on a road in the Midwest and had extra time before checking into our hotel so we decided to find quick sights in Council Bluffs. Nice historical site for just driving by on a hot day (June 15, 2018).

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historically important recognition of the eastern start to link the railroad across the US is a small park. There is a picnic table by a gold-painted golden spike. Worth a quick stop.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This is not the "golden spike" that people think of when they hear that phrase. The real deal is at Promontory Point in Utah. This is a concrete replica, painted golden yellow that was erected to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the great occasion of...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

A giant concrete spike the has nothing to do with the REAL golden spike (in Utah?). It is also located in a crappy park in the middle of nowhere with a port a potty.

Thank Jason T
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Its a nice memorial to the railroad but nothing to do other than see the spike,. There are no swings or play area. THere is a picnic table there.

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Reviewed 12 May 2017

This 56 foot golden concrete spike was erected in 1939 with the premiere of the film "Union Pacific." It commemorates the junction of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific rail lines at the Promontory Summit in Utah on May 10, 1869. This spot commemorates "Mile...More

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