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Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

North Platte, NE
+1 308-532-9920
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Great place to spend an afternoon

Whole family loves this place, kids spend hours watching all the trains. Lots of history on display... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
ndbennett12
,
Alsip, Illinois
largest train making yards in the world

the Union Pacific railroad in North Platte, Ne is an awesome place to see if you like trains it is... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Betty B
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North Platte
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“bailey yard” (37 reviews)
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North Platte, NE
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+1 308-532-9920
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"golden spike tower"
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"coast to coast"
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"open air observation deck"
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"union pacific railroad"
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"great view"
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"rail fan"
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"the ground floor"
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"gift shop"
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"out of the way"
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"answer questions"
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"great stop"
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"orphan train"
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Whole family loves this place, kids spend hours watching all the trains. Lots of history on display with great videos to explain all that is going on. Has both covered deck tower and Open deck. Great gift shop and staff was excellent and friendly. Don't...More

1  Thank ndbennett12
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

the Union Pacific railroad in North Platte, Ne is an awesome place to see if you like trains it is the largest train making yards in the world the trains go over a place called the hump and are sent to different tracks to make...More

Thank Betty B
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This was worth the stop. Very interesting to learn about how the trains get hooked up to make a large running train.

2  Thank CindyLou2262
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is the world's largest rail yard. It has 2850 acres, 8 miles long, 2 hump yards, 400 tracks & 1 diesel shop. If it was all laid end to end the tracks would equal 315 miles. When you arrive you watch a short film...More

1  Thank Jodi H
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

You will see this yard when you visit the Golden Spike. The views from the tower are amazing. Don't skip the film shown on the ground floor next to the gift shop. You will learn a lot. We know someone who was sent here for...More

2  Thank Rita B
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We went to the top of the Golden Spike Tower for an overview of the Bailey Yard. The floor below the top has an opened balcony for viewing. After that, we went to the glass enclosed top floor. A guide was there who answered all...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

This was the place I was most excited to see and it was underwhelming. I had a better experience at nearby Cody Park. I thought that it would be exciting to see so many trains moving around the yard but there was very little movement...More

1  Thank Tranderso
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

5 min intro video was vey informative. View from watch tower of the yard was exceptional. Staff very helpful and informative.

Thank Orv W
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

If you're a rail or train buff this is definitely a not to miss location. The 90 ft tower to see the yard is outstanding and a must to view the whole operation. Costs about 5 per person.

1  Thank DK8989
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

By all means visit here, via the Golden Spike Tower if you are a train lover. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Deb B
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Steffes02
16 January 2017|
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Response from Rick D | Reviewed this property |
I think there is an Avis in Mccook
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Response from texdawg89 | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes, there is an elevator to both observation decks.
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