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Golden Spike National Historic Site

6200 North 22300th Street West, Brigham City, Utah 84302 USA

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“where Union & Cent. Pacific rail met”

May 10, 1869 the Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. Golden Spike National Historic Site shares the stories of the people and settings that define the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad.

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Reviewed by
kjersten.oylear

  • 6 Reviews
  • 10 Helpful
May 06, 2018
Rated 5.0

We had a magical trip here with the kids. Arrived just in time to watch a wonderful historical re-enactment. We enjoyed speaking to the actors afterward and getting our pictures with them in front of the trains. I was also charmed by the sunflowers and views from the side roads.

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Reviewed by
clecount

  • 3 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
July 26, 2017
Rated 5.0

The kids loved this stop. A bit out of the way, in the middle of nowhere. The park rangers were so helpful. My kids finished the Jr. ranger program while we were there. Stopped at the engine house to see the Jupiter and No. 119 and it was worth it. Mike was helpful there in answering questions. Definitely worth the drive! Stop at Holden Spike Burgers in Corinne!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
HyCyn

  • 8 Reviews
  • 14 Helpful
October 16, 2014
Rated 5.0

Sorry- hit send too early. ;) It's a bit off the beaten path, but If you go here plan on 2-3 hours and take the tour. We had a park ranger that was a self proclaimed history 'geek' and he was AWESOME. Very educational and well worth the drive. :-)

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Reviewed by
HyCyn

  • 8 Reviews
  • 14 Helpful
October 16, 2014
Rated 5.0

We are homeschoolers and so made a roadtrip this summer an 'American history' trip! This was our first stop.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
gina.bradley.5

  • 21 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
December 28, 2017

This is a wonderful "off the beaten path" museum and historical visit. We hadn't planned on much time at all - and ended up spending most of the day wandering the museum and artifacts outdoors.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Dawn G. Johancsik

  • Road Warrior
  • 51 Reviews
  • 63 Helpful
November 10, 2015
Rated 4.0

Always a great time. The museum is fun and educational. IF you can hit on there Golden Spike days there are extra activities. Bundle up though, it can be cold.

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Reviewed by
smithtastic4

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 24, 2022

This stop isn’t a “main attraction” but is an amazing stop nonetheless. We were able to stop here a little before the lunch hour, watched the presentation, and enjoy lunch before we got back on the road. We probably spent 1.5 hours there (including lunch).

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Reviewed by
mlinwv

  • 7 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 13, 2021
Rated 5.0

Great educational history stop! Try not to miss the AM reenactment. At 10:00 AM one locomotive pulls in and at 10:30 AM the second locomotion pulls up. All the actors (in period costumes) reenact the Golden Spike ceremony. Very good show!

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Reviewed by
Jeff Irvine

  • 39 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
September 07, 2020
Rated 4.0

Scaled down stop due to Pandemic. A bit off the beaten path but still well worth the stop. Although the reenactment didn't go on while we were there, there was plenty of signs telling the story of the joining of the rails. We found an outdoor exhibit of Northrup Grumman missiles on the drive out that is also worth a stop.

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Reviewed by
rhonda.e.troutman

  • 9 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
August 08, 2018
Rated 4.0

I’m not a huge train fan, but it was kind of cool to see where the rail lines met. Worth a stop if you are in the area (or if you are a train devotee). We happened to there when they had both engines running with engineers to answer questions.

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Golden Spike National Historic Site

6200 North 22300th Street West
Brigham City, Utah
84302 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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