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Union Pacific Railroad Museum, Council Bluffs

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Union Pacific Railroad Museum is housed in a historic Carnegie Library building in Council Bluffs, Iowa. At the museum, you'll discover an extensive compilation of artifacts, photographs, documents and equipment from one of our nation's most ambitious endeavors - constructing the transcontinental railroad. The museum also strives to promote a sense of contentedness among generations of people whose histories have been touched by Union Pacific Railroad.

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  • Wow, do I feel cheated. Evidently you should not go on a thursday afternoon in October as there was only one woman seated in a chair who told us to start one one side and the exhibits would follow... 
    Wow, do I feel cheated. Evidently you should not go on a thursday afternoon in October as there was only one woman seated in a chair who told us to start one one side and the exhibits would follow...  more »
  • Learned a lot about the American railroads. Great exhibits and well laid out. Informative friendly staff. 
    Learned a lot about the American railroads. Great exhibits and well laid out. Informative friendly staff.  more »
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  • Very cool museum to enjoy on the cheap. Looks at the history of railroads in the Omaha area. Has a few interactive exhibits and a model train. Cool information and layout in an awesome historic building. Definitely recommend a visit.
  • I can't believe I didn't know this museum was there. We intended to go to the Rock Island Depot museum but it was still closed for covid. We had a good time and they have a lot of interesting activities but they could have a little more for our 3 year old. Overall a good visit and the price was right! Free!

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