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Spike 150 Events & Activities

The following events are being planned by the Spike 150 Commission to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. We are also seeking partners throughout Utah to help commemorate this significant event in our state’s history in their own communities. Become a Spike 150 Partner and submit your event or activity.

05.10.19 WEEKEND

150-Year Anniversary Weekend Celebration

On May 10-11, 2019, a 150-year anniversary celebration weekend will take place at Promontory Summit, Utah. Visitors will be able to step out on to the site where history was made, partake in activities, meander through the visitor center and monuments, and visit the nearby Chinese dugouts and Spiral Jetty.

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Summer at the Summit

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2019, visitors from Utah and beyond can come to the Promontory Summit area and step out on to the site where history was made, partake in ongoing Spike 150 Commission commemorative experiences, meander through the visitor center and monuments, and visit the nearby Chinese dugouts and Spiral Jetty.

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Union Pacific The Great Race to Promontory

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