Tours

The Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center welcomes tour groups of all sizes. Whether it’s a family get-together, a school field trip, a church group or buses full of passengers ready to take in the unique experience that is the Golden Spike Tower, we’re here to make sure that you have a great time.

Our welcome video gives visitors an overview of Union Pacific and Bailey Yard. Our interpretive displays tell the story of the history of Union Pacific, Bailey Yard and North Platte, Nebraska.

Our courtyard proudly flies 23 flags representing each state Union Pacific serves. The  Brick Pavilion features commemorative bricks embossed with the names of railroad employees and individuals from our community, our region and around the world. In memory-In honor-In recognition.

Our gift shop features items for young and old alike…from traditional t-shirts and sweatshirts to train novelty items too numerous to mention.

The Golden Spike Tower is handicap accessible with elevators traveling to the top of the tower.

Whether you’re a railroad buff, a history enthusiast, or simply looking for a unique experience for your family, the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center is a must-stop when in the area.

Special group rates are available and we’ll make sure we have everything in place before your arrival. Our tour guides are former Union Pacific Employees, and they’ll be able to tell your group about the intricacies of Bailey Yard from our eight-story tower.  Call today to find out more about the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center – 308.532.9920.

Treat your kids, your dad,  or even the whole family to a day at Golden Spike Tower. It’s a valuable way to spend the day with family or friends. Get the kids out of the house and climb to the top.

Adults
$7.00

Seniors 62+
$6.00

Students – Ages 6-16
$5.00

5 & Under
FREE

*AAA, Military and Union Pacific Discounts offered

Special Bus Tour Group Rates are available.  Contact the Golden Spike Tower for details at 308.532.9920 or info@goldenspiketower.com

Directions to the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center Coming from the West or South

Enter North Platte by using Exit 177 and travel north on Dewey Street.

After crossing the river bridge, stay in the center lane. When you see The Mall on the right, enter the left turn lane and turn left onto Philip Ave.

Continue west on Philip Ave. approximately 3 miles.

At Lakeview Road (a two lane boulevard, just past Linden Court and Linden Estates) turn right and head north using the left lane until the next stop sign.

Turn left onto A Street and proceed west approximately 1 mile.

Turn right onto Homestead Road and the Golden Spike Tower is straight ahead. Please be careful at the stop sign. Traffic on this road does not stop and is often moving fast.

Directions to the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center coming from the East

Enter North Platte by using Exit 179 and travel north on Newberry Access.

After stopping at the stop sign, continue north over the overpass and follow the curve approximately 4 miles. Please be careful at the stop sign. Traffic on this road does not stop and is often moving fast.

At the intersection of Rodeo Road and Buffalo Bill there is a Casey’s Gas Station on the right and signs pointing to turn north to go to Buffalo Bill’s Ranch. Instead of turning right, turn left (south) and head south, crossing the viaduct and proceeding to A Street.

Turn right onto A Street and proceed west approximately 2 miles.

Turn right onto Homestead Road and the Golden Spike Tower is straight ahead.

Directions to the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center coming from the North

Enter North Platte on Highway 83.

After stopping at the first stoplight, turn right (west) onto Rodeo Road (highway 30) and proceed approximately 2.5 miles.

At the intersection of Rodeo Road and Buffalo Bill there is a Casey’s Gas Station on the right and signs pointing to turn north to go to Buffalo Bill’s Ranch. Instead of turning right, turn left (south) and head south, crossing the viaduct and proceeding to A Street.

Turn right onto A Street and proceed west approximately 2 miles.

Turn right onto Homestead Road and the Golden Spike Tower is straight ahead