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September 21, 2024, in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Mark your calendar for 2024 Railroad Days at Mile Zero!

Railroad Days is an annual celebration of all things train and track! Celebrate CB's rich railroad heritage and place in history as historic Mile Zero for Union Pacific Railroad. There will be numerous train-themed activities and locations to visit between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2024.

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The Union Pacific Railroad Museum, RailsWest Railroad Museum, Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment (PACE), the Historic General Dodge House, Council Bluffs Public Library, 712 Initiative, and the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to offer this annual event. Kids will be excited to ride the trollies to each participating location and to take part in numerous hands-on activities that explore the vast world of the railroad!

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Passes for the family event are $20 per group, which includes two adults and unlimited children under 18. An additional adult pass can be purchased for $10. Tickets may be purchased online. On the day of the event, you can purchase your ticket at the Union Pacific Museum, Historic General Dodge House, and the RailsWest Railroad Museum.

Tickets that are purchased in advance can be redeemed the day of the event at the Union Pacific Museum, Historic General Dodge House, and the RailsWest Railroad Museum, where each person will receive a wristband that allows you unlimited rides on the trolleys and admission to all trolley stops.

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Take a Ride on Our Trolley!


Ollie the Trolley will transport ticket holders to the trolley stops from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on September 21, 2024. The trolley will depart and arrive on Pearl Street in front of the Union Pacific Museum and will take visitors on the Council Bluffs loop to other participating venues. All transportation is provided for your convenience, but you are able to walk/drive to destinations if you desire.

Trolley Stops:

Railroad Days Trolley Map

Union Pacific Railroad Museum

Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center

RailsWest Railroad Museum

Historic General Dodge House

Historic 100 Block of West Broadway

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Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Railroad Days is made possible thanks to the generous support of Union Pacific Railroad and a grant provided by the Iowa West Foundation.

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