Golden Spike National Historic Site
Location: Brigham City, UT
1869 saw America's historic meeting of the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads to mark the nation's first transcontinental railroad. Each May, Golden Spike reenacts the original ceremony. Working replicas of the 1869 steam locomotives, Jupiter and 119, are in operation from May-October and an annual Railroader's Festival is also held each August. There are two auto tours and an easy 1.5 mile (2.4 km) trail called the Big Fill Walk. The visitor center is open year round with slide programs, films and museum exhibits. The historic site is located 32 miles northwest of Brigham City via Highways 13 and 83.