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Homestead National Monument of America

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Address: 8523 W State Highway 4, Beatrice, NE 68310-6743
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The homestead site of Daniel Freeman, America's first claimant of the 160...

The homestead site of Daniel Freeman, America's first claimant of the 160 acres of free land granted to those willing to help settle the west.

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First rate national park

It's been on our list for a few years, finally took the drive. Very impressed. The museum does a very good job of explaining the settlement of the great plains. Lots of exhibit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been on our list for a few years, finally took the drive. Very impressed. The museum does a very good job of explaining the settlement of the great plains. Lots of exhibit space, well used. Outdoor displays were mediocre. There is a walking trail through the fields to the original homestead site and the lower building (can also be... More 

Thank Mbv9415
Davenport, IA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live close to the Homestead. There are always activities going on and new displays. The museum has a lot of information in it. See how Daniel Freeman made it on the first homestead issued in the US. After you are done in the museum, take a hike on the beautiful Nebraska prairie. It won't disappoint.

Thank Backdoc2b
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We stopped by here one morning with the intention of just popping in to purchase my Lifetime Senior (you need to be at least 62) National Park Pass before the price goes up from $10 to $80 in the near future. This park, however, does NOT require an entry fee. But once we had the business of the pass taken... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

What a wonderful place to take in the history of living on the prairie.Take your time and watch the short film and walk around the museum and imagine life back in the days and how hard it must have been. Don't forget to visit the old house outside.

Thank DonkArizona
Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Created & maintained by the National Park Service: this is a tribute to the Land Act passed by our Congress to give Americans a chance to own their own property if they settled on 160 acre plots, and developed it over a five year period. Their are two visitor centers located a short distance from one another. They both have... More 

Thank Greg B
United States
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Good attraction for history buffs which tells the story of homesteading in Nebraska. Especially interesting when they have various events.

Thank nebill
Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The visitors' center has great displays and a wonderful video about the homesteading era. They have included the African American settlers as well as the viewpoint of the Native Americans. What I enjoyed most was the walk in the tall grass prairie amongst the wildflower and migrating butterflies.

Thank AndyKansasCity
Alton, Ia, United States
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

One night, out for a walk over this spacious and gorgeous prairie, my wife and I ran into a kaleidoscope of monarchs on the Osage orange trees on the park's southern edge. The air was alive with them, like being in another world altogether. Don't expect that every night, but honestly the place is magical. Loving native prairie is an... More 

Thank James S
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

the place is amazing and asome and peaceful and pleasant and the animals are cute. But i love the trees and the land

Thank Randal W
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

My wife and I and another couple visited the Homestead National Monument on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. We were captivated by the architecture of the building and the exhibits inside. The rangers were all very welcoming and helpful with our questions. This particular day, there were people demonstrating the ways of the pioneers. There was a woman churning... More 

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