North Platte is located in the southwestern part of Nebraska, along Interstate 80, at the confluence of the North and South Platte Rivers forming the Platte River.
Golden Spike Tower
The Golden Spike Tower is a private non-profit organizations, offering guests a bird’s eye view of the World’s Largest Classification Yard. The idea of the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center was first conceived in the mid-1990s as Union Pacific’s viewing platform was falling into disrepair. Community leaders thought it a good idea to erect a tower that would allow visitors to get a birds-eye view of Bailey Yard. The Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center opened on June 26, 2008. Take a ride up the elevator to the 7th floor open air observation deck to experience the sights and sounds of the rail yard, Or the 8th floor for enclosed viewing.