Council Bluffs, Iowa: Giant Golden Spike

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Address:
2073 9th Ave., Council Bluffs, IA
Directions:
On the south side of 9th Ave. just east of its intersection with S. 21st St.
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Giant Golden Spike
56 feet tall, a huge replica of the tiny spike that marked the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in far-away Utah. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Golden Spike Monument

Stopped at the Golden Spike Monument on our way to Omaha. The Spike is at the center of a large grassy park. Parking wasn't the best.

We also stopped at Fairmount Park in Council Bluffs, looking for black squirrels. Our trips have taken us through their twice now, and we've struck out both times looking for the critters.

[Steve, 10/25/2010]

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In the region:
Union Pacific Big Boy, Omaha, NE - 3 mi.

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