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.
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- Railroads in Native America: Reflections on the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Construction
August 15, 2019
Railroads in Native America is a three-day symposium bringing together scholars, artists, musicians, tribal members and representatives from tribal governments, in partnership with the National Park Service, the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
- FREE Family Night at the Museum First Friday of Every Month
July 26, 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.
- 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.
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