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Golden Spike Monument

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Historical monument off the beaten path

Where did the transpacific railroad begin? It started in Council Bluffs Iowa! You can find the... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
McFerrid
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Good for a drive by look

Traveling from Texas on a road in the Midwest and had extra time before checking into our hotel... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Jpamr5
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Richmond, Texas
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8 Aug 2018
“Historical monument off the beaten path”
15 Jun 2018
“Good for a drive by look”
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South 21st Street and 9th Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Where did the transpacific railroad begin? It started in Council Bluffs Iowa! You can find the monument for the beginning of the railroad expansion west on ninth Avenue in Council Bluffs. Years ago, you could climb up to the top but that has been sealed...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Traveling from Texas on a road in the Midwest and had extra time before checking into our hotel so we decided to find quick sights in Council Bluffs. Nice historical site for just driving by on a hot day (June 15, 2018).

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

This historically important recognition of the eastern start to link the railroad across the US is a small park. There is a picnic table by a gold-painted golden spike. Worth a quick stop.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This is not the "golden spike" that people think of when they hear that phrase. The real deal is at Promontory Point in Utah. This is a concrete replica, painted golden yellow that was erected to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the great occasion of...More

Thank lanceo53
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

A giant concrete spike the has nothing to do with the REAL golden spike (in Utah?). It is also located in a crappy park in the middle of nowhere with a port a potty.

Thank Jason T
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Its a nice memorial to the railroad but nothing to do other than see the spike,. There are no swings or play area. THere is a picnic table there.

Thank cheryldZ1448VN
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This 56 foot golden concrete spike was erected in 1939 with the premiere of the film "Union Pacific." It commemorates the junction of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific rail lines at the Promontory Summit in Utah on May 10, 1869. This spot commemorates "Mile...More

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