Golden Spike National Historic Site is situated at Promontory Summit, north of the Great Salt Lake in Utah and encompasses a total area of approximately 2,740 acres of land. The park was designated a national historic site under nonfederal ownership on April 2, 1957. Almost a decade later, on July 30, 1965, the national historic site was authorized for federal administration and ownership by an act of Congress.
Today, the park is managed by the National Park Service. Access to the Golden Spike National Historic Site is relatively simple once you get to Brigham City, the closest city to the park. Once you get to this city, just drive about 32 miles west of UT 13 and UT 83, and you will soon enough find yourself at the park.
When you get to the park, you will see a lot of interesting and exciting features to keep you there for as long as you can afford to stay. For example, you will see some historical attractions like the first transcontinental railroad, whose completion was celebrated at this site when the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific railroad met here on May 10, 1869, joining almost 1,800 miles of rail.
There are several other living history programs that visitors can enjoy along with interpretive programs and fun activities like hiking and auto touring. Some of the facilities in the park that visitors can enjoy include self-guided tours, a museum/exhibit, picnic area, and a visitor center.
Dog owners can bring their pooch into Golden Spike National Historic Site as long as they ensure that their dog s well-behaved and that their dog is always under their immediate control. Essentially, dogs should always be kept leashed, and when they are not leashed, they should be kept in a safe and secure container, and you should always clean up after your pet.