Nebraska Home to World’s Largest Rail Yard

Golden Spike Tower

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Golden Spike Tower

Laura Michaels
September 11, 2012
Filed under Destinations

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Motorhome travelers crossing “the Cornhusker State” of Nebraska can take a break from their Interstate 80 drive with a stop in North Platte, a town that serves up a bird’s-eye view of the world’s largest rail yard. From the eight-story-high Golden Spike Tower, look out over Union Pacific Railroad’s Bailey Yard, which handles 10,000 railcars and locomotives each day. Experience the sights and sounds from the seventh floor open-air platform or watch the action from the eighth story enclosed viewing deck. The Golden Spike Tower also offers historical displays and exhibits, including a new Hall of Fame with displays and artifacts from key players in the history of North Platte and the Union Pacific Railroad, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary.

For more information:
308-532-9920 
www.goldenspiketower.com

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