Before passenger cars, railroads took visitors to the wonders in America’s West.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and the close relationship between railroads and the National Parks, the Union Pacific Railroad Museum spring exhibit is “All Set for the West: Railroads and National Parks”.
This exhibit uses the brilliant and rich images of decades of Union Pacific photography and National Parks marketing materials to trace the partnership between the railroad and the park system, the impact on conservationists and native tribes.
Visitors are invited to take a photo in front of an image of Yellowstone Park. Also park of the exhibit, are original motion picture films from the Union Pacific Movie Department from the 1940’s and 1950’s, filmed on location in Yellowstone, Zion, and Grand Canyon National Parks.
This exhibit runs through October 29, 2016. During this period, the museum will sponsor three Family Nights with free admission at 5pm, May 6, June 3, and July 1. “The Union Pacific Museum in Council Bluffs is a cornerstone-caliber museum as far as tourism is concerned. The quality is exceptional,” confirms Mark Eckman, Director of the Council Bluffs Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Union Pacific Railroad Museum is located at 200 Pearl Street in Council Bluffs, and is open 10:00am to 4:00pm, Thursday through Saturday. Admission is always free.
For more information, log onto www.uprrmuseum.org or call 712-329-8307.