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Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

3060 E 1st St, Kearney, NE 68847-0462
+1 308-237-1000
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Doing the Nebraska passport

Doing the Nebraska passport and doing allot and traveling. The archway is NOT to be missed. Takes... read more

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trooper198
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Don't Miss this Museum!

For information about the history of this area, don't miss this awesome Museum! We loved this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gauwe58
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Spanning Interstate 80 - formerly the Great Platte River Road - that connects east to west, this archway holds 79,000 square feet of exhibits on the route's evolution and importance.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“own pace” (30 reviews)
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3060 E 1st St, Kearney, NE 68847-0462
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+1 308-237-1000
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"own pace"
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"self guided tour"
in 31 reviews
"westward expansion"
in 15 reviews
"sound effects"
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"platte river"
in 41 reviews
"archway monument"
in 27 reviews
"transcontinental railroad"
in 9 reviews
"gold rush"
in 7 reviews
"modern times"
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"earth lodge"
in 12 reviews
"western expansion"
in 7 reviews
"feed the fish"
in 6 reviews
"gift shop"
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"worth a stop"
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"great history lesson"
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"stretch your legs"
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"early pioneers"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Doing the Nebraska passport and doing allot and traveling. The archway is NOT to be missed. Takes about an hour out of your trip. Well worth the time and effort. It's right off interstate. Well right over the interstate. Lots of great info and exhibits...More

Thank trooper198
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Reviewed 4 days ago

For information about the history of this area, don't miss this awesome Museum! We loved this unique museum and would definitely recommend a visit while visiting the Kearney area.

Thank Gauwe58
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We've driven under the Arch numerous times on our way to and from Omaha to Colorado. We've stopped twice now and it was just as enjoyable both times. A very nice stop, and well worth the time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been by this museum hundreds of times and never has the time to visit. It was certainly worth the time but a little pricey for admission. Displays with headsets allow a visitor to view st their own pace. More can be added over...More

Thank dogapproved
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most unique attraction that I have ever seen. I love the way they tell the story of their history.

Thank connied241
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fancy freeway arch on the outside....ok museum inside. Interesting facts on pioneers going west/ great way to stretch legs-- but those facts would've been just as interesting at 1/2 the admission price. Displays are a little too generic and politically correct-- (committee designed?) -- enlivening...More

Thank stazi0ne
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would not call this either a tourist trap or an outstanding museum. The financial investment in this place is obvious, but the overall quality and quantity of the exhibits is probably less than average. Within the limited scope of the history of the travel...More

Thank Henry A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had driven by numerous times, but never stopped. It's a neat enough place but not really worth paying more than a couple bucks for. A walking history tour with a headset.

1  Thank AUav8r
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an interesting and wonderful experience. You wear a headset and move among zones of history. They have done a wonderful job walking you through Nebraska plains history beginning with the great covered wagon migration through the 20th century. I can’t imagine any kids not...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

I needed a couple of places to stop on the drive from Denver to Omaha. Since it was winter, some recommended places were closed, so I chose the Archway as a stop. I had seen this place in the movie About Schmidt and figured I'd...More

Thank Misha S
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About an hour and a half should do fine
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