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  • Hours

    April 1st-November 30th: Tuesday through Saturday 10-4, Sunday 1-4. December 1st-March 31st: Saturday 10-4, Sunday 1-4, weekdays by appointment.

  • Cost

    $6 adults, $4 children 7 and up, free for children under the age of six.

  • Children Ages

    Newborn to Adult

RailsWest Railroad Museum

Built in 1889, this Rock Island Depot and train yard is home to a wonderful collection of memorabilia from all the rail lines that traveled though Council Bluffs. Inside you will find an H.O. scale layout of Council Bluffs and Omaha as it looked in the 1920's that is maintained by the Greater Omaha Society of Model Engineers (G.O.S.O.M.E.), a restored station masters room, and artifacts and information on several rail lines. The train yard houses eight train cars, six of which are open to the public to wander through and a gazebo for enjoying a picnic lunch while you visit. This is a great outing for families, train enthusiasts and anyone needed to see something a little different. Plan on spending a couple hours enjoying some great rail history.

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    1512 South Main Street Council Bluffs, IA 51503
  • Contact Information Carla Borgaila 712-323-5182 Website
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