RailsWest Railroad Museum

1512 S. Main St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503- Map It
(712) 323-5182

AAA Editor Notes

RailsWest Railroad Museum is off I-80 exit 3 at jct. 16th Ave. and S. Main St. The restored 1899 Rock Island Depot features displays of railroad memorabilia and an extensive HO-scale operating model railroad. Highlights of the outdoor railcar display include a restored mail car and a Rock Island caboose as well as two steam locomotives: the “Union Pacific 814” and the “Burlington 915.” Guided tours are available by appointment (minimum 15 people). Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$7; $6 (ages 60+); $5 (ages 6-12). Combination ticket with Pottawattamie County Jail $10; $6 (ages 6-12).
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 1-4, Feb.-Dec. Closed major holidays.