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Golden Spike National Historic Site

Promontory Rd., Corinne, UT 84302-0897
+1 435-471-2209 ext. 29
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Go in the summer.

First of all, go in the summer. For the summer part of the season they have trains out and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
Worth going out of your way for!

Very cool place. Get there before 10 AM or 1 PM: they do reenactments of the historic meeting of... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
Daniel S
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Promontory Rd., Corinne, UT 84302-0897
+1 435-471-2209 ext. 29
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Reviewed 5 days ago

First of all, go in the summer. For the summer part of the season they have trains out and reenactments and it's a lot of fun. To be honest, in the off season, there isn't a whole lot to do comparatively. There's an interesting, though...More

Thank CW K
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Very cool place. Get there before 10 AM or 1 PM: they do reenactments of the historic meeting of the East and West trains, with real steam engines. You can get right up close to the engines, and climb up a platform that allows you...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I am some one who likes history. This site had plenty of it. We saw the trains out for there run down the tracks. Two steam locomotives, one wood burning, one coal burning. Take time to read the information and look around the trains. Before...More

Thank Alan G
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I didn't give this park a fair shot. It was a terrible day and I had no desire to be outside for the guided tour, so we dashed out to the last tie, snapped a photo, and dashed back in. Learn from my mistake and...More

Thank erinrenfroe
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Few events in the history of America are more important then the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. The Golden Spike National Historic Site marks the spot there the railroad construction was completed and the tracks of the lines from the east and west joined. It...More

Thank phh26541
Reviewed 22 October 2017

In the middle of nowhere there is a place where the railways once met. Nice historical place offering documentary movies to watch, you can visit the station and see the place of the golden spike. You can visit depo with replica of the locomotives. No...More

Thank Kleopetra
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The original site of the linking of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railways. There are several landmark sites outlining the final connection points and a visitors center with displays They have replicates of the engines that took part in the celebration. The park is...More

Thank sharonfN4418HG
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Daily re-enactment of the driving of the golden spike. A few people from the "audience" are selected to read and/or act the part of one of the original participants. Unfortunately the two trains were not part of the re-enactment, as a section of track was...More

Thank ModelAtraveler
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This is where the tracks met when building the transcontinental railroad. For the first time communication, via telegraph, and transportation were available across the country. People gathered and celebrated this grand occasion that opened up the country to so many people, as well as the...More

Thank Rodney B
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The site is remote and weather can sometimes interfere with a visit but it's so worth. The NPS suggests you call if the weather is bad. At the visitor center are some great exhibits about the meeting up of the two railroads and there is...More

Thank MrsPickle
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Tiffany H
20 October 2017|
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Response from Motivator535 | Reviewed this property |
yes it is accessible by all types of vechiles. It is paved up to the front door. If you go on May 10th, do plan to park in the adjacent dirt parking lot.
22 April 2017|
Response from DanielandKristina | Reviewed this property |
Driving out to the location will take up some time, I would recommend mapping it to help plan how long the drive will be. Depending on the time of year they will have the trains running so that could increase the amount of... More
Jerry H
31 July 2015|
Response from Kevin R |
We stayed in our RV at Willard Bay State Park, about a 40-minute drive away. There are other privately owned RV campgrounds closer, though we liked the amenities at the state park better.