Golden Spike National Historical Park is a U.S. National Historical Park located at Promontory Summit, north of the Great Salt Lake in east-central Box Elder County, Utah, United States. The nearest city is Corinne, approximately 23 miles (37 km) east-southeast of the site.Add Golden Spike National Historic Site and other attractions to your Corinne trip itinerary using our Corinne day trip planning app.
It commemorates the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad where the Central Pacific Railroad and the first Union Pacific Railroad met on May 10, 1869. The final joining of the rails spanning the continent was signified by the driving of the ceremonial Golden Spike.
Golden Spike National Historic Site reviews
A Must for a Railroad Fan. First we saw a movie describing the building of the railroad. Next touring the exhibits including the locomotives. The gift shop was nice. Overall well worth the drive. more »
Great historic spot. It's in the middle of no where but well worth the drive out. Two trains at meeting sites for great photos. Other paths to take for hikers. Interesting movie. Small but well... more »
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