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.
All donations support the Union Pacific Museum Association, a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit.
Open July 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
"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!"
- 2019 Museum Special Excursion
May 21, 2019
Union Pacific's newly restored Big Boy locomotive No. 4014 will pull a special fundraising excursion benefitting the Union Pacific Museum July 15, 2019. The train consisting of rare passenger cars will travel from Omaha, Nebraska, through western Iowa to Boone, where guests will disembark the train and luxury motor coach back to Omaha.
- FREE Family Night at the Museum First Friday of Every Month
April 17, 2019
Create, learn, and play! Join us the first Friday of every month when we will be open 5:30-8pm for activities and fun.
- Unveiling the Dragon Flag
March 28, 2019
On April 13 from 2-3pm join us for a Q&A about the rarely seen Dragon Flag from the museum's collection
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