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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.

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General Admission is free

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

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

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"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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  • Friday, Sept. 2: ¡Todos a Bordo! Hispanic Heritage Night at the Museum (5-7 p.m.)
    Aug. 25 – El Museo Latino and Union Pacific's Latino Employee Network (LEN) are partnering with the UP Museum to bring you a night full of music, dancing and more in a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. In addition to a special presentation by "CHOMARI" Ballet Folklórico Mexicano from El Museum Latino, visitors will receive a passport card to explore eight different stations providing interesting facts about the railroad and the community.
  • Wednesday, August 10: Historian John Hankey's 'Railroads in American Culture' Lecture (6-7 p.m.)
    Aug. 09 – The "Pacific Railroad" captured the American imagination as early as 1832 and became reality in 1869 with the driving of the Golden Spike. For almost 185 years, the "Railroad to the Pacific" has had a special place in American popular culture. In his lecture, Hankey will explore the Pacific Railroad's special place in our culture and explain why Union Pacific is indeed "America's Railroad."
  • July 16 & 17: Railroad Days 2016!
    Railroad Days is an annual celebration of all things train and track! For just $15, two adults and all their children receive admission to and transportation between six Omaha and Council Bluffs-area museums. Click on the headline to learn more!
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