Top 200 Places: Utah’s Golden Spike National Historical Site

Golden Spike National Historical Site
6200 N 22300 W
Utah 84307

This historic site commemorates the driving of the last spike on May 10, 1869 of the first transcontinental railroad, and illustrates the social, economic, and political impacts this accomplishment has meant to the growth and westward development of America. The Visitor’s Center is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. The activities range from regularly scheduled ranger programs, engine house tours, living history programs, reenactments, films to view, picnicking, a 1 ½ mile walking trail, and locomotive demonstrations are offered seasonally. Dogs are welcome throughout the park, with the exception of the Visitor’s Center. Dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after at all times.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

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