Golden Spike National Historical Park

On May 10, 1869, two steam locomotives chugged toward each other on the newly laid railroad tracks at the Golden Spike National Historical Park. They were there to celebrate the joining of the two ends of the transcontinental railway — an event that was marked by the installation of the final spike, which was made out of gold. Today, you can explore this historic site and watch replicas of the two Victorian-era locomotives travel down the tracks. Stop in the visitor center to learn how crews of men built the railroads by hand; then, drive or hike through the park to witness this remarkable feat of engineering in person.

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Golden Spike National Historical Park

If you're visiting from May to October, check the schedule and come when the park rangers are running the Jupiter and No. 119 steam locomotives. The rest of the year, you can check out the trains up close in the engine house.

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How To Get To Golden Spike National Historical Park

If you're traveling to Golden Spike National Historical Park from Salt Lake City or another location to the south, take I-15 north and head west on UT-83 after Brigham City. Follow signs to the park and turn west on 7200 N Road. If you're traveling from Idaho in the north, take I-84 south to Howell, and drive south on UT-83 until you see signs for the park.


6200 North 22300 West, Promontory, Utah, UT 84307

Fee: Entry fee (per vehicle) $20.0

Fee: Entry fee (per motorcycle) $15.0

Fee: Entry fee (per pedestrian or cyclist) $10.0

Golden Spike National Historical Park is the perfect spot to learn about the history of the railroad in the United States. Whether you choose to drive through the park or take a relaxing hike, you'll come away with a greater appreciation for this remarkable accomplishment. Take advantage of the excellent Northern Utah camping opportunities nearby by coming in an RV.