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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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Enjoyed the movie explaining the circumstances of the event. Very nice information center and gift shop. Staff very helpful. The engines were not only display at site but visitors... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Janel D
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the movie explaining the circumstances of the event. Very nice information center and gift shop. Staff very helpful. The engines were not only display at site but visitors were allowed to go to the engine house and view them up close. That was a neat opportunity. There a long drive to Promotory Point but it is worth it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This piece of history is a little off the beaten path but well worth the drive. This site celebrates the completion of the first continental railroad connecting the USA from East to West. This is a big part of US history that most people know very little about. The National park service has a very nice facility here with water... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in Oct 2015 and make a pit stop on our way to Spiral Jetty and we're pleasantly surprised on this historical site. The film screened was very well done and gave us an overview of Golden Spike and its significance. We walked around and took some photos with the historical tracks and best of all, I found the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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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Thank Heaven L
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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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Reviewed 24 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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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