Council Bluffs 150 Years Kickoff Celebration

May 10, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Union Pacific Museum
Address: 200 Pearl St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503, USA

Kick off Council Bluffs’ celebration of being Mile 0 for 150 years on National Railroad Day with a party at the Union Pacific Museum! Join VIP guests and members of the community to officially launch our seasonal celebration of this momentous event. Union Pacific Museum’s seasonal exhibit, “Hidden Histories of the Transcontinental Railroad,” will also be unveiled. Free Admission

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