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A nice surprise

Liked going up to the observation deck to watch the trains coming in and going out. A man who... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kimberly S
Manhattan, Illinois
Trains for as far as your eyes can see!

The observation tower was great. A guide was there to explain all questions and point out many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ted u
Spring Valley, Illinois
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Reviewed today via mobile

Kind of disappointing. Such an opportunity to learn but all we got was a 5 minute video and sent to the observation deck. If your a train lover, this would be great. If you are looking for a neat experience and to learn a little,...More

Thank Harley B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Liked going up to the observation deck to watch the trains coming in and going out. A man who volunteers there answered all of our question. I learned a lot of history from the videos and displays on the 7-8th floors. It had a nice...More

Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The observation tower was great. A guide was there to explain all questions and point out many facts the average person would not know about trains. The small fee to get in is well worth it. I liked the "HILL" that split all the cars...More

Thank ted u
Reviewed 1 week ago

The information section is small but interesting. Although there is a elevator, I chose to take the stairs (glad to have this option to get a bit of exercise). The 7th floor is open, 8th floor is enclosed. Great view from both levels. There was...More

Thank kjpb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative and educational Museum and great viewing platform. Our host was a retired engineer of 42 years.Very knowledgeable and fun to talk to, answers for all the questions we had. You don't need to be a train buff to appreciate the size of the...More

Thank Jerry S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The biggest yard in the country. There is so many engines "parked" together, that probably you've never seen. Good that there is a tower build for train lovers, so people can enjoy work in the yard from upstairs. That's a big thing for any train...More

Thank Roman P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most amazing place to see. This place never stops 14,000 rail cars a day go through this place. It’s huge. Union Pacific main center for all east west north and south train traffic goes through here.

Thank bee_rancher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A definite stop for the train buff. This yard is HUGE!! There is constant action & train movement. There was also a large number of "lease" locomotives stored in the yard. There is also a parking lot in town where you can sit & watch...More

Thank MJGoldfarb
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We decided to go see the Golden Spike Tower at the Bailey Railroad Yard. This tower is at the largest railroad yard that repairs locomotives. The tower has parking and is easily accessible. The tower is not owned by Union Pacific but is a non-profit...More

Thank hbgleschwartz
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Worth the stop. Just all around awesome. Great prices in the gift shop, 8th floor is glassed in, 7th is open balcony. Highly recommend.

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15 January 2017|
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Response from Rick D | Reviewed this property |
I think there is an Avis in Mccook
6 September 2016|
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Response from texdawg89 | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes, there is an elevator to both observation decks.