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Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center

Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center is a dog-friendly attraction in North Platte, NE. They welcome your large pets inside the lobby area as long as they are on a leash. If your pet can be carried, you can hold them throughout the attraction. They also have a fenced-in courtyard where your furry friend can stretch their legs, and they offer waste bags. Visit Website

Or call (308) 532-5756 or email inforequest@goldenspiektower.com for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 5 canine critics on BringFido.

Visitors highly recommend the Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center as an enjoyable stop for both pets and their owners, with a large fenced-in area for dogs to play off-leash and friendly staff who welcome furry companions. They note the facility offers educational and engaging activities, such as learning about trains and exploring the observation deck, that cater to all ages.

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  • Allen
    Apr 15, 2024
    Keeping Busy

    This dog park turned out to be a very pleasant surprise! The 3 dogs had a great time riding running and searching all the areas and found something to chase under the storage container. They crawled underneath but couldn’t reach the critter. Take some water in with you.

  • Marianne
    Aug 25, 2023
    Nebraska fun!!

    If you're roadtripping on I80 plan a stop here to stretch your legs. Staff is wonderful and treated our pup with love and treats. We learned about trains and Bailey Yard is quite impressive. They have a large fenced in area where pups can play off leash. Lots of stuff for human kids to burn off some energy as well.

  • Chrysteen
    Aug 23, 2021
    Great stop for dogs & kids on a long boring stretch of highway

    The stretch between Denver and eastern Nebraska is long & tedious. This is a fantastic place to stop, with a large fenced area in which they are encouraged to run off leash (so long as owners keep a watch for behavior & poop duty). There's a wooden train to play on/in, and dog treats by the front entrance. Fido is allowed to go through the gift shop & visitor center, even up to the observation deck, with a friendly former rail yard worker who will tell you about the operations.

  • Heather
    Jul 24, 2021
    Awesome place for dogs!!

    We were visiting on our way through, cross country road trip back home from elder son in Utah to home in upstate NY. My younger son has autism and loves trains so we had to stop. Stewie was welcomed warmly with a nice grassy potty area near the parking lot, and a dish full of dog biscuits at the entrance! Staff were friendly and helpful. One lady suggested we go out back to the courtyard displays. It is fenced in and acts as a dog park! Stewie loved running around off-leash and climbing on the wooden train play structure. He was a very good boy riding the elevator up to the 8th floor observation deck and loved looking out over the switch yard. highly recommended activity if your dog is with you, and well worth the $8 entrance fee. If you are going to other attractions in North Platte, I think there is a discount program as well.

  • Kathi
    May 17, 2019
    Big Dog Friendly

    Loved our visit to the Golden Spike Tower. Once we arrived Allison warmly welcomed us and invited all of us including our Great Pyrenees dog Sophie to tour the tower and suggested that we watch the intro film first. Sophie loved the cool floor in front of the film screen. Their was a retired train engineer on floor 8 who answered all of our questions about the Bailey train yard - friendly & knowledgeable, Loved our visit... highly recommended.

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