Union Pacific Railroad Museum

200 Pearl St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503- Map It
Phone: (712) 329-8307

AAA Editor Notes

Union Pacific Railroad Museum is 2 mi. n. off I-80 exit 3, e. on Willow, then s. to 200 Pearl St. Housed in a 1903 Beaux Arts-style Carnegie library, the museum chronicles the history of the Union Pacific, from the building of its first transcontinental railroad up to modern-day railroad operations. Of interest are interactive exhibits, furnishings from Abraham Lincoln's funeral car, a locomotive simulator, a firearm and signal lantern collection and an exhibit about passenger travel featuring Union Pacific's collection of railroad china and silver service. Temporary exhibits also are featured. Family Night at the Museum offers activities and educational programs.
Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 10-4. Family Night first Fri. of the month 5-7. Closed major holidays. Allow 1 hour minimum.