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Union Pacific Railroad Museum


The Union Pacific Railroad Museum houses one of the oldest corporate collections in the nation. It includes artifacts, photographs, and documents that trace the development of the transcontinental railroad and the American West.

Our mission is to educate the public about the past, present and future of America's largest railroad and the railroad industry. To accomplish this mission the museum will collect, research, and preserve a large collection of photographs, archives and artifacts relating to the railroad industry and the Union Pacific Railroad.


Marianne Fisher

Sunday, July 1, 2018
This was a great stop on our vacation. Shared a lot of educational information in a fun way. We have two eighteen year olds and they enjoyed it. There was a daycare group when we went and the kids were having a great time. Bonus was the great air conditioning!!! Highly recommend!

Joel Schwartz

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Great small museum for a short visit while in the Omaha area. Can do the whole museum in under 2 hours. Interesting and well designed exhibit on the history of the Transcontinental Railroad. Another floor devoted to the history of Union Pacific (though some of it feels like propaganda for train travel)

Miles McDaniels

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Great place! You should actually spend the time to go through the entire thing. There is a ton to see and learn. This is a jem of Council Bluffs! The staff were highly knowledgeable and were just fantastic. There is a lot of history and it's amazing how much ties into the Union Pacific Railroad! If you're reading this and in Council Bluffs you should get yourself over there as soon as possible!!!

Alison R

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
A really great (and free!) train museum. My 5 year old son loves going here, and there are plenty of interesting displays for me too.

Jeffrey Hamilton

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Good exhibits that are well-maintained and informative. Many exhibits are staged and look artificial, such as an old-fashioned school room with florescent lights or a log cabin display with concrete floors. But overall, it is well worth the time to visit.

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