Celebrating Union Pacific's 150th Anniversary
President Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act 150 years ago, establishing the Union Pacific Railway Company and connecting the nation. Help celebrate Union Pacific’s sesquicentennial and explore this region’s rich railroad heritage at Railroad Days 2012! A $15 family pass allows admission to and transportation between six of the area’s best attractions for families. A $5 pass is also available for one additional adult with the purchase of a family pass.
During the festival, you will enjoy many railroad themed activities:
- See the original Pacific Railway Act signed by Abraham Lincoln on July
1, 1862. This national treasure is on loan to The Durham Museum from the
- Explore the new high tech exhibition, Building
America, which tells the story of building the Transcontinental
Railroad at Union Pacific’s Railroad Museum
- See an exhibition of
Andrew J. Russell's rare photographs from The Great West Illustrated, an
extraordinary 1869 album documenting Union Pacific's construction of
the Transcontinental Railroad from Omaha to Promontory Summit, Utah, at
Joslyn Art Museum
- Visit historic Rock Island Depot and see an impressive H.O. scale model train at the RailsWest Museum
- Explore the Historic General Dodge House and see the new exhibit Dodge’s Tracks and Ties
Railroad Days is made possible thanks to the generous support of Union Pacific Railroad and a grant provided by the Iowa West Foundation. Media support provided by KETV. Printing support provided by Elman & Co.