Golden Spike Tower And Visitor Center29 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: 1249 N Homestead Rd, North Platte, NE 69101, USA, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-3085329920
- Tags: Family And Kids, Tower
This popular tourist attraction in Lincoln County, Nebraska is perfect for people of all ages. While the kids can make themselves busy in information scavenger hunt, you can check out the open-air deck with your binoculars. After visiting this place, you can learn about the history of the North Platte station. The staffs are former employees of the transporting sector, so they can provide you ample information. Up from the tower, you will get to see various trains from an elevated angle. The short films regarding the trains and the rail yard are great to watch. Moreover, the panoramic view from the 8th floor is awesome. The gift shops have various train items, model rail-cars and many other souvenirs you would love. Watching the works in the “humps” will make your day. The place is open from 10 am to 5 pm daily.
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Golden Spike Tower And Visitor Center Reviews & Ratings
An interesting stop! My husband loves trains so he really enjoyed the views from the tower. The workers were friendly and knowledgeable...though one worker (STILL a super sweet person) was a teeny bit too friendly and kept trying to hold our baby...we appreciated all of their information and great customer service
This is a really cool place for all ages. The guides are really informative about the place and everything that goes on. I really enjoyed both the inside view and the outside View. The gift shop is really neat again it has something for all ages. If you're ever in North Platte it's a must-see place.
We were amazed by the site. This is one of the largest yards in North America. It was fascinating to watch the train cars move. The docents are past Union Pacific employees. Their explanations and insight were a key factor in our enjoyment and understanding. It was at the Visitor Center we learned about The North Platte Canteen. While we didn't make it there on this trip the story of how the North Platte residents greeted trains and provided refreshments to troops during WWII was touching.
Such a huge amount of history. It was especially fun for us since our friends had worked for the Union Pacific for 30 + years there. Wonderful presentation.
Very interesting. Fascinating to watch the cars being sorted down the humps. The size of the yard is amazing.