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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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Well Worth a Stop

We were pleasantly surprised with this stop. It was well above average for historical content and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Edmond, Oklahoma
Amazing Museum!

I stopped here on a road trip across the country and it was the best museum that I stopped at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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3060 E 1st St, Kearney, NE 68847-0462
+1 308-237-1000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were pleasantly surprised with this stop. It was well above average for historical content and interest. We ended up spending more time here than we had planned. They also have an outdoor trail and several exhibits that make it a nice place to stretch...More

Thank OkieTraveler405
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped here on a road trip across the country and it was the best museum that I stopped at the whole trip! It's definitely worth visiting if you have an hour to spare. The admission fee for the museum covers a set of headphones...More

1  Thank Marielle A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've drive under the Archway Monument several times as we crossed Nebraska, but never took the time to stop. Frankly, my expectations were low and I expected it to be a touristy ripoff. Boy was I wrong! Covering history from the covered wagon days to...More

3  Thank CMN14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another " Roadside America Stop " . Built across Interstate 80 . Pretty Cool . Presents to Guests The Great Platte River Road and The Westward Journey of the First White Men . Like Lewis and Clark , Eh . There is a Museum and...More

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove under the Archway heading into Kearney. So we stopped in and took the full tour. I loved the people dressed in character. I loved the store and the displays outside. It was worth the trip

2  Thank Diane K
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

It's easy to pass under, saying you'll get here eventually; when you have more time. Take the time. It's worth it, and better than I ever thought it would be. From the interstate, propelling by at 75mph, it may look a bit underwhelming. It's not,...More

Thank Nick J
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Interesting overview of the history of the area. The exhibit is well put together. Covers the migration of settlers to the west and until the 20th century.

Thank SpiderSD
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were very pleasantly surprised when we stopped at the Archway Museum. The whole experience was very informative, engaging and very professionally done. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit!

Thank Loire k
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Came with a group and everyone seemed pleased with the experience. Learned a lot about the Ft Kearney role in westward expansion. Takes just over an hour to do. Nice gift shop. But my FAVORITE sight was early morning on the Platte River seeing thousands...More

Thank thomasRuthL
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We didn't think an attraction strung over 1-80 would be so clean, modern, high-tech, and interesting. The museum depicts the westward movement. Sadly, there are any real artifacts here, just life-size panoramas and exhibits. Head phones offer self-guided tours, and at each stop you tap...More

Thank ddbastian
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Sue M
ticket prices please
28 August 2016|
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Response from Marty L | Reviewed this property |
The cost is $12.00 and well worth the price in my opinion. Lots of diverse history about the settlers, and immigrants who traveled across the plains.