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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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Very interesting attraction. Well worth your time.

We took a bus of 40 to visit this attraction. It is well worth your time and we highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wendell N
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Milan, Tennessee
Unique

Unique archway over interstate. An awsome achievement considering they had to shut down the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Carolyn H
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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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3060 E 1st St, Kearney, NE 68847-0462
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took a bus of 40 to visit this attraction. It is well worth your time and we highly recommend it.....great for children to adults. (Children less than 10 might not appreciate it, however)

Thank Wendell N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Unique archway over interstate. An awsome achievement considering they had to shut down the interstate to put the archway in place. View from inside looking out is amazing. Displays and information are interesting too.

Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have seen one museum, you've seen them all. Not so with this one. It is unique. You are given an audio device & headset before entering the museum. You go from one exhibit to the next, at your own pace listening to recordings...More

Thank Colleen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here while traveling through Nebraska on the way to Colorado. Was a good stop for the family. The museum is a self-guided tour using little hand held remotes with a speaker that you hold to your ear. Really liked the self guided concept, as...More

Thank Tomtom3486
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with my parents and kids. The guided tour was really great, kept everyone interested. I liked it being over the interstate as it showed what the trail had become. Unbelievable what the early pioneers went through!

Thank Corinne A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Time travel from covered wagon through station wagons. Some very interesting facts and stories, especially wagon trail facts and diary excerpts.

Thank laurie p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited the Monument a number of times and each time I see something I missed on the visit before. It's a great value for history buffs. So well maintained and clean. So happy we have this in our state!

Thank ronaldsX9877UV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting. Well worth the 12 bucks, in my opinion. I spent a little time walking the grounds which is very relaxing. If you walk the grounds, Bring quarters to buy fish food for the gigantic carp. They have food available on the bridge over...More

Thank BirdNerdMaine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally got the chance to visit this site. Didn't really know what to expect. The displays are really laid out well throughout the Archway. Tells the story of western expansion and growth through this area. You get headsets that guide you throughout with stories and...More

Thank minnesota m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum could stand alone anywhere in the area without the gimmick of building it over the highway - but they built it over the highway. The presentation was good, and the subject matter interesting. When you get the audio recording, also get the headphones....More

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jgene1965
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Response from OkieTraveler405 | Reviewed this property |
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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Sue M
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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.
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