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Golden Spike National Historic Site

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Address: Promontory Rd., Corinne, UT 84302-0897
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+1 435-471-2209 ext. 29
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A nice Visitor Center and a short film explaining the history of the site. We went during the winter and got to see the trains in their winter storage, and we are now looking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
DanielandKristina
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice Visitor Center and a short film explaining the history of the site. We went during the winter and got to see the trains in their winter storage, and we are now looking forward to returning during the summer to see them running.

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Stansbury Park, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived in the state of Utah for over half of my life and I have always said I am going to make it here sometime, but have not made the time till now. It is definitely worth a trip especially if you like railroad or history. Eat before you go since there is nothing in the area. The... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I don’t know what it is about this place, but it got under my skin. I didn’t have a burning urge to see it, but I was there, and may never be there again, so I figured I should. Well! After watching the movie (20 minutes), looking at the artifacts, going out to see the site itself, and looking around... More 

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Logan, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The steam train demonstration was very cool and the rangers were very knowledgeable. The kids there loved the train show. I drove out the Jetty and loved it. Long drive out there on a dirt road though. Been back twice since because I like the long drive.

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Not just the site where the railroad was completed! Seeing the steam locomotives come rolling in was a treat, but what made the visit memorable was the energetic and animated oral history presentation by the Ranger out at the site. He made it fun and engaging. Well worth the drive from the highway

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

It's worth a drive. The engine(s) had been put in winter storage, which we chose not to visit a mile or two away from the main site. Still, reading the signs posted around the tracks was worthwhile and informative.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Golden Spike National Historic Site is the location where the first Transcontinental Railroad in the U.S. was officially completed on May 10, 1869. It is a great place to learn about the transportation history in our country. It is also fun for little kids as they get to see the trains, walk in the train tracks, and watch a Charlie... More 

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Midway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wow, far exceeded expectations we that we had for the Golden Spike National Historic Site. The site is history at it's best especially when you have a chance like this to fully realize what this site represents in the history of our country. At the visitor's center the NPS staff was extremely helpful and the 20 minute film at the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We went at 9am and stayed for the 10:00 arrival of the "Jupiter" and the subsequent arrival of the 119. It's worth planning your visit around these, as the park is small and otherwise there is little to see or do. At the 10am arrival of the engines, the ranger does a nice job of giving a background and informational... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I am not really interested in trains but we were in the area and visiting Spiral Jetty so stopped off and was really glad that we did. Fascinating exhibits and information and great to stand on the tracks and see the old trains although i was disappointed that they were in the sheds and not out on the tracks (i... More 

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