North Platte Featured in Byway Magazine
Byways Magazine, the premiere magazine for group tour operators, features North Platte's Golden Spike Tower
and Union Pacific's Bailey Yard
, Buffalo Bill State Historical Park
, and the story of the North Platte Canteen
in the spring 2014 Great American Railroads issue.
Sandhill Cranes in the Cornfields around North Platte
Union Pacific's Bailey Yard and the Golden Spike Tower
Union Pacific Railroad's Bailey Yard
, the largest railroad classification yard in the world is a 24/7 operation - rain, shine, snow or frigid cold! No matter the conditions, the employees at Bailey Yard are building - and moving - America, all day, every day!
On warmer days, the open-air 7th floor viewing deck is inviting.
If you'd like to see all of the action in the comfort of fully-enclosed, climate-controlled comfort, visit the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center
. The eighth floor will give you the full view in comfort that will make you empathize with the workers on the ground.
Spikette the Elf on the Shelf that visited the Golden Spike during the holiday season is eager to let you know that the Golden Spike is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm.