Promontory Summit, Utah: Transcontinental Railroad: The Golden Spike

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Golden Spike National Historical Park

Address:
6200 North 22300 West, Promontory Summit, UT
Directions:
Golden Spike National Historical Park. I-64 exit 365. Drive west on UT-13/Promontory Rd for 20 miles. Turn left onto 7200 North Rd. Follow the paved road with the center lines, through several twists and turns, for 7.5 miles to the Golden Spike site.
Hours:
Daily 9-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
435-471-2209
Admission:
$10 per vehicle
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Golden Spike National Historical Park.

Transcontinental Railroad: The Golden Spike
The spot where the Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869 with a golden spike -- or is it? Roadsideamerica.com Report... [05/05/2019]

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Golden Spike monument.

Golden Spike National Historic Site

The monument that was originally placed at the site has undergone restoration, It was moved from its original spot to in front of the visitor center.

[Kathy & Ron W X N, 07/15/2016]

Golden Spike National Historic Site.

Golden Spike National Historic Site

The Visitor Center has a great display and gifts. Outside, there are replicas of the original trains from that era that would have met from either direction. The trains have platforms so you can see inside. A movie also plays every hour. For history lovers and train lovers alike.

[Steph, 07/06/2015]

The town of Strasburg, Colorado, insists that it was the true transcontinental meeting spot, and that the claims of the Golden Spike National Historic Site are bogus. But the Golden Spike site has all the cool stuff, so that's where visitors go.

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