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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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Holiday Hours

We will be closed Nov. 24, 25 and Dec. 24. Open Dec. 31

Museum Information

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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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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  • Holiday Happenings at the UP Museum
    Nov. 17 – There is something for everyone at the Union Pacific Museum this Holiday season! From Family Night on Dec. 2, to a goodwill donation wrapping service on Dec. 10 and 17, to a special premier of our Holiday model train display at "Trains and Trees" on Dec. 15, visitors will find plenty to do this Holiday season at the Union Pacific Museum.
  • Thursday, Nov. 17: Project Reindeer! (6-8 p.m.)
    Nov. 09 – Join us for an evening of fun with live reindeer, cookies and cider as we celebrate the ceremonial holiday lighting of Bayliss Park!
  • Friday, November 4: Can You Dig It? Dirt Night at the Museum (5-7 p.m.)
    Oct. 27 – Visitors will see a live animal from the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, learn about different types of soil with an activity from Pottawattamie County Conservation and little ones can be paleontologists in a Dig for Dinosaurs game. Guests will also be invited to spin to win the prize wheel for passes to the movie "Trolls."
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