The Union Pacific Railroad Museum will once again open its doors on May 12, after being closed for one month while the its first floor was transformed into a new exhibit, "Building America," which shares the history of the Transcontinental Railroad.
Through immersive design and innovative technology, visitors will be transported to the 1860s as they learn about frontier life, the monumental work needed for constructing the railroad and the communities that were created along its route.
The Union Pacific Railroad Museum is the first museum to use the recently released X-Box full-body gaming technology to create an authentic experience for visitors. In addition, more than 200 of its most precious artifacts are on display, including a 55-piece firearm collection and 60 railroad lanterns.
To learn more about the installation process and for sneak peeks of the new exhibit, "Like" the Museum on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/uprrmuseum, or follow on Twitter, @uprrmuseum.
The Union Pacific Railroad Museum, located at 200 Pearl St. Council Bluffs, Iowa, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. The museum is closed Sunday and Monday. Please visit www.uprrmuseum.org or call 712-329-8307 for further information.