The completion of this railroad, the Transcontinental Railroad, made traveling across the United States easier. One could travel from the east to California in seven days on the new railroad whereas without the Transcontinental Railroad, the trip would take months!
At this site, visitors can see replicas of the locomotives. Every Saturday and holiday between May 1st and Columbus Day, visitors can see a reenactment of the ceremony that took place as the Golden Spike was placed that connected the east and the west of the United States of America. Steam demonstrations are also given during the summer season. The whole family can enjoy the stories of the people and the history at this historic site while also feeling like they were actually present at the ceremony.