Set for the WEST: Railroads and National Parks
ALL ABOARD for a fun-filled weekend, exploring six unique railroad-themed attractions. Celebrate our region's rich railroad heritage and all things train and track at Railroad Days 2016, July 16 and 17!
A $15 family pass (good for 2 adults and their dependent children), includes admission to and transportation between all 6 locations. A $5 pass is also available for one additional adult with the purchase of a family pass.
In addition to their regular exhibits and offerings, attractions will offer activities and educational opportunities in support of this year’s theme: All Set for the West Railroads and National Parks
2016 marks the centennial of the National Park Service. When Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir began leading a movement to permanently protect these areas as national treasures, the railroads were right beside them. Many parks, secluded and pristine by design, could be reached by the general public only via rail. It was the railroads that constructed lodging and public facilities at the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park, just to name a few. This mutually beneficial partnership persevered until 1972, when Union Pacific donated all of its park facilities to the National Park Service, following the transfer of all passenger rail operation to AMTRAK.
In a weekend where botanical meets mechanical, come celebrate the past, present and future of the railroad, the National Park Service, and six local attractions at Railroad Days 2016.
Railroad Days is presented by Union Pacific Railroad
Transportation provided by the Iowa West Foundation
Media support provided by KETV NewsWatch 7
Printing support provided by Elman & Co.