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This week is the 153rd anniversary of the Golden Spike! Have you been out to the Golden Spike National Park? It really is a beautiful look into history!
Back in the 19th century, the completion of the first transcontinental railroad across the United States happened here in Utah. If you visit the park you can see the location of the Last Spike Site.
During the summer, May 1st through the middle of October, the visitor center is open 7 days a week from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. All outside attractions are open from dawn to dusk, year round.
Make sure while you are there to have your kids complete the Jr. Ranger Program and get their badge. My kids love doing this at all the National Parks!
They do Costumed Reenactments of the 1869 ceremony on Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day at 11:00am and 1:15pm. They recommend that you arrive before 10:00am and 1:00pm in order to view the Locomotive Ranger Program and the Reenactment.
Admission is $20 a car, or you can get in for free with your National Parks Pass.
If you are looking to add more to your adventure, continue another 15 miles down the road and you can see the Spiral Jetty!
For more information visit their website here.
May 9, 2022