Explore Railroad

Located in historic downtown Council Bluffs, Iowa, on the Missouri River, we're a great place for friends and family to come and learn about the Union Pacific Railroad.


Museum Information

General Admission is free

Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

All donations support the Union Pacific Museum Association, a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit.


Visitor Reviews

"Great place to go on a winter's day. Very educational!"

"Keep up the good work. It was fun learning about trains. It's an amazing museum!"

"This museum has fantastic displays! Love the demonstration of what made America great: hard working American spirit!"

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  • Celebrate Summer at the Union Pacific Museum - July 6, 5-7 p.m.
    June 15, 2018
    Create, learn and play at Union Pacific Museum’s monthly family night celebrating all things summer on Friday, July 6.
  • Family Night with the Omaha Storm Chasers! June 1, 5-7 p.m.
    May 24, 2018

    The Omaha Storm Chasers will host Union Pacific Museum’s June 1 family night and commemorate the proud history of baseball in the metro. Celebrating their 50th season in franchise history, the minor league team will wear five Flashback Jerseys throughout the 2018 campaign in honor of their longstanding heritage. These Flashback Jerseys will commemorate each of the organization’s five decades dating back to 1969. The Omaha Royals, Golden Spikes and Storm Chasers will all be represented over the course of the year.

  • Train Excursion July 22, 2018
    April 24, 2018
    The Union Pacific Museum Association will host a special passenger trip on Union Pacific historic equipment July 22, from Denver, Colorado, to Cheyenne, Wyoming, pulled by the "Living Legend," steam locomotive, UP No. 844.
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