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.Directions
General Admission is free
Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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"Great place to go on a winter's day. Very educational!"
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"This museum has fantastic displays! Love the demonstration of what made America great: hard working American spirit!"
- Friday, May 5: "We Can Do It! Women's History Night at the Museum" (5-7 p.m.)
May 03, 2017
Join us to meet some of the amazing women that work for Union Pacific! Hear the stories of how they came to work for the railroad and what these "women of steel" do every day. Pottawattamie County Conservation, Operation Lifesaver, and the Council Bluffs Public Library will have activities to enjoy!
- Saturday, April 29: "Move Over, Sir!: Women Working on the Railroad" Exhibit Opening
April 12, 2017
The grand opening of our new exhibit will begin with the ribbon cutting by the mayor at 10:00 a.m. There will be appearances by Bonnie Leake and Edwina Justus, two groundbreaking female engineers. Everyone is invited to attend and explore the exhibit about the history of women working on the railroad.
- Friday, Apr. 7: Get Geared UP! (5-7 p.m.)
March 31, 2017
Pick a decade of railroad history (1850-2017), dress up and join us! The Steampunk Society of Nebraska is hosting an activity to enjoy and bringing unique costume inspiration. There will be a scavenger hunt of the museum, and the Council Bluffs Public Library is hosting story time.
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