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Excellent place to learn about railroads, an amazing place to observe how trains are taken apart... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ole D
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This is an amazing stop. It is fascinating to watch so many trains in one location! It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
scott m
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent place to learn about railroads, an amazing place to observe how trains are taken apart and put together.

Thank Ole D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing stop. It is fascinating to watch so many trains in one location! It is something that all ages can enjoy! We spent maybe an hour and a half there.

1  Thank scott m
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to run into Ben who is a volunteer that spent his working life working for the Union Pacific so knew a lot about what was going on outside in the yard that you could see from 83 feet in the air...More

Thank mgalex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this attraction. Had a RR worker up in the tower explaining all the workings of the yard. Very interesting.

Thank Randy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a neat place. It is a train yard. But you get a little Union Pacific history as well. Love trains and I love seeing trains come through here.

Thank Caleb J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited and spent hours watching the trains from the comfort of the inside eighth floor of the tower. The retired conductor was (I am sorry that I didn’t,t get his name) made the place come alive and pointed out features that...More

1  Thank Gayle F
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this attraction while traveling thru the Veterans Memorial Park and was amazed on how the history came to real seeing the trains. Made us appreciate dedication of those who worked hard so that we could have what we have today. My husband...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The Golden Spike Tower is not actually in the rail yards, but quite a distance from it. You can see the trains moving and appreciate the size of it. There is an introduction video but it is very superficial. There is a video on the...More

2  Thank frogcarguy
Reviewed 25 April 2018

This is a hidden gem. If you like trains you must visit. A former employee of 37 years gave us information on the yards.....he was so knowledgeable and told of his experiences. Fascinating.

1  Thank crazyloon48
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Whole family loves this place, kids spend hours watching all the trains. Lots of history on display with great videos to explain all that is going on. Has both covered deck tower and Open deck. Great gift shop and staff was excellent and friendly. Don't...More

1  Thank ndbennett12
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Response from Rick D | Reviewed this property |
I think there is an Avis in Mccook
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Response from texdawg89 | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes, there is an elevator to both observation decks.