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Union Pacific Railroad Museum

200 Pearl St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503-0825
+1 712-329-8307
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Great museum! Family night

We went to the UNION Pacific Museum for the family night and even took grandpa! It was a hit for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
cabinfan2
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Austin, Texas
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Great Time

Took my grandson here the other day. Been here once before and this place is always an eye opener... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roy N
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Our museum has chronicled more than 150 years of American railroad history through unique artifacts and immersive interactive games. Admission is free.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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200 Pearl St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503-0825
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+1 712-329-8307
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to the UNION Pacific Museum for the family night and even took grandpa! It was a hit for the kids as well as grandpa. It’s a nice set up if you have a challenge with stairs they have an elevator...there are three floors...More

Thank cabinfan2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my grandson here the other day. Been here once before and this place is always an eye opener to the history of trains. Staff is very friendly and always willing to tell you a bit more about the railroad and it's history. Plenty of...More

Thank Roy N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have a six year old that loves trains, so after landing in Omaha, we found out about this museum. We all loved it and will visit it again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I went there it was very interesting and very informative. They told all the history about the Union Pacific and how they developed throughout the years and decades. I would definitely recommend that place and because it's free and it's worthwhile.

Thank Kevin A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here a few times as my son is a train lover and I am always impressed at the place. It is very well done and they use the space extremely efficient. It is just jam packed with information but the space is...More

Thank Josie S
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

This Museum is laid out very well, it tells the story of the of growth of the Union Pacific railroad. I was surprised that there wasn't any admission charge. If you are in or traveling through this area I would set aside 90 minutes to...More

Thank MrLucky917
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

we were looking for a short trip and decided ti visit this museum,very interesting and it was a small donation,if you love trains go visit it,you will not be disappointed

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

A very interesting study museum. New throughout with interactive exhibits that would be great for kids. Very friendly and encouraging, well informed staff. I was impressed at the details included in the exhibits particularly about the westward expansion and early railroading. Recommended for school children...More

Thank Rodger S
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

The UP railroad Museum was a wonderful way to spend 90 minutes after visiting the Squirrel Cage. Volunteer staff were friendly and helpful. The museum collection was well organized, with just the right size layout to illuminate without overwhelming. I especially enjoyed looking at the...More

Thank David D
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Many displays were spoiled by being out of date. Worst was the Hurrah for Hollywood. A wonderful collection of photographs of days gone by celebrities in railroad contexts, that teased the person's name rather than giving it. Only the oldest of senior citizens have a...More

Thank JamesRobinsonLowe
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Judy W
9 August 2017|
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Response from WStatesTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Half a day if you are really interested in railroad history.
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326randalls
13 July 2017|
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Response from brooklynnyc2014 | Reviewed this property |
parking isn't a issue
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Carolyn A
30 August 2016|
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Response from carriic | Reviewed this property |
1-3 hours, could be more if you like to do lots of reading. I think Grace may be confusing this museum with the Durham in Omaha, it's the one with the soda fountain. Also if you are going to see this museum in Council... More
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