Real railroad aficionados know of this spot, the joining of the two railways at Promontory. But when you walk or drive the actual grade, you really get an appreciation of the work involved. After you see everything at the visitor center, take the auto tour on the Central Pacific grade, or walk to the Big Fill, or both. We did,... 更多
Worth the drive because it helps give perspective to the distances involved in building the railroad. Gives a hint about how much the railroad shaped the US but could do more. Some of the notes attached to exhibits were difficult to read because of poor lighting. Ranger gave an excellent tour. Clearly felt passionate about his subject.
We loved seeing the locomotives in action and learning about the history at the visitors center. But it all came alive on the east auto tour route and Big Fill walk, when we were able to experience the enormous effort that went into grading the bed for the track and also to see the competitive efforts by the two railroad... 更多
Loved this historic site and reading about the race to drive the last spike connecting the 2 major railway companies. Replicas of the original steam engines are at the sight and during the day offer visitors a glimpse into the past as they move up and down the track. Special tribute to the many immigrants who worked in deplorably conditions... 更多
We stopped on the way from Salt Lake City to West Yellowstone to add some history to the trip. It's a fantastic 45 min tour and engagement. Worthwhile to see something we all read about in history class.
Ok to be fair I'd have to say that a certain affection for all things railroads and/or history would be a prerequisite for taking the detour off any main highway to visit...but it is well worth it. A very informative visitors center with great exhibitions and a film to explain it all... The highlight of course being the two locomotives... 更多
Yes, this place is out in the middle of nowhere, but it really is a cool thing to see. The train replicas are amazing, and there is a lot of info in the welcome center. I've lived my whole life in Utah, and have finally made the trip out to see it. You only need a couple hours to check... 更多
I would recommend that if you are traveling in the area that you should visit this historic site. It is a little off the freeway but it is very compact and an easy visit. The Rangers and staff are great. The kids had a blast. It is smaller and has less visitors so it has more of a personal visit... 更多
The two steam locomotives that are operated are absolutely beautiful! Both locomotives are functional and when the whistle blows, it is incredible! The Park Service operates the locomotives in a reenactment of East meeting West! That was fantastic. The history of the site is provided by terrific park rangers who bring the past alive. Well worth the drive.
This place is well worth the drive. We did everything one could do. Both driving tours are neat. Would be better if they had info to read at each stop instead of just a number. Fortunately we purchased the brochure with all the info in it. The walking tour takes almost an hour, and there is no shade, so take... 更多