Delmar Depot Railroad & Military Museum
This museum, located in the restored Milwaukee Road depot features both a veteran's memorial as well as artifacts and displays related to the town's railroad history.
This interesting museum, located in South Britt, offers a glimpse at the unique life of hobo. They feature a collection of displays and artifacts related to such. The museum is normally open during the summer each year.
Iowa Trolley Park
This organization, based in Clear Lake, is home to the town's restored Milwaukee Road depot and offers rides using their operational 25-ton Plymouth diesel locomotive. They also feature a collection of rolling stock and Mason City & Clear Lake trailer car #27.
Midwest Central Railroad
The Midwest Central Railroad, based in Mt. Pleasant is note quite as large as the Boone & Scenic Valley. However, it offers a unique collection of operating steam locomotives and two small diesel locomotive switchers. The railroad only operates on a 1 1/4-mile of trackage but its large collection of operating steam locomotives makes it a large draw to visitors every year. The Midwest Central also hosts a number of special events throughout the season.
RailsWest Railroad Museum
This museum is based in the Rock Island's restored depot in Council Bluffs, open during select days throughout the year and are closed during January. They feature historic displays and operate a model railroad inside.
This organization, located in Colfax, operates a large, expansive O-scale layout. They are open April through October by appointment only.
Trains On The Farm
This museum is based in Clarksville and looks to keep alive the history of the railroads which served the area; Chicago Great Western, Rock Island, and Iowa Northern. They feature the area's preserved CGW depot, historic displays and artifacts, and also have a small operating model layout to see.
Union Pacific Railroad Museum
The Union Pacific's official museum is located in Council Bluffs and offers a fabulous collection of displays related to the railroad and its long history. There is currently on admission fee and the facility is open on select days of the week, year-round. To learn more about this popular attraction please visit the museum's official website.
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