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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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Great stop along I80 in Nebraska

I needed a couple of places to stop on the drive from Denver to Omaha. Since it was winter, some... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Misha S
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Santa Monica, California
Good way to spend some time in Kearney

I'm a museum//western history geek and have been to many museums. This is a unique way to present... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SusieLou
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Fruita, Colorado
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • 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"
in 30 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 31 reviews
"westward expansion"
in 15 reviews
"sound effects"
in 8 reviews
"platte river"
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"archway monument"
in 27 reviews
"transcontinental railroad"
in 9 reviews
"gold rush"
in 7 reviews
"modern times"
in 7 reviews
"earth lodge"
in 12 reviews
"western expansion"
in 7 reviews
"feed the fish"
in 6 reviews
"gift shop"
in 32 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 22 reviews
"great history lesson"
in 9 reviews
"stretch your legs"
in 15 reviews
"early pioneers"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a museum//western history geek and have been to many museums. This is a unique way to present history to visual and auditory learners. Great for children. I was greeted by a friendly volunteer and had a great start. You should check out your audio...More

Thank SusieLou
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here while spending time in Kearney, while visiting family. If you're in the area, I would recommend stopping by to learn the history of the pioneers who traveled west.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to stop if you like museums. Our children really enjoyed it, and it’s sometimes hard to get them to enjoy anything! Give it a try!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting building and insightful exhibits on the Great Platte Highway. The audio guide comes with admission and adds lots of information.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we've driven under this arch many times while driving on I 80 but this trip had time to spare so stopped. It's a bit hard to find the right road to get there but well worth the effort. What an AMAZING history with much dialog,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had driven by here numerous times, but we were always in the area when they were close. This place is a nice stop. It has lots of history in it and love that you can go at your own pace. The staff is very...More

1  Thank Dawn B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little tourist spot with an interactive history of Nebraska pioneers for entertainment. Cute little tourist stop and rest rooms. Don't miss the bison sculptures and pioneer house.

Thank Kyra H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Great Platte River Road Archway was an unplanned visit. Anyone who goes to Kearney, NE, for their travels can't miss it. The monument arches over highway 80. The winged horse atop the north tower represents the Pony Express. The wings on the south tower...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the archway. We are grandma, mom and 2 daughters age 7 and 9. Kids are anxious to go back but want to bring their dad next time. The history and museum are easy to navigate. The girls did some "panning" for fossils and...More

1  Thank Noni G
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Hi Michelle, It's really a matter of personal preference. Having raised three kids, my advice would be to show them pictures of each or let them research online and let them choose, that way they have made the choice and the... More
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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.
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