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Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer

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Address: 3133 West US Highway 34, Grand Island, NE 68801
Phone Number: 308-385-5316
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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See the Prairie

This museum has everything from turn of the 19th century machines to Indian exhibits to railroad equipment and even a small Midwestern prairie town! The Stuhr Building itself is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
PeterD65
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Orange CA
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Orange CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has everything from turn of the 19th century machines to Indian exhibits to railroad equipment and even a small Midwestern prairie town! The Stuhr Building itself is worth the visit. Take a walk by the railroad station and breathe in the old Midwestern atmosphere.

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Modesto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer is a real gem. Excellent displays of Native American artifacts, prairie pioneer life, local art and special exhibits. Two great gift stores, too!

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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The special exhibit was more than 50 Christmas trees decorated with a particular theme. I wish I was that creative! The sayings from Coke cans, a dressmaker's mannequin, and upside down tree and The Purple Heart were inspirations for some pretty amazing trees. The building is beautiful. Id like that to be the entry to my home! The second building... More 

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Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Generations of midwesterners have been coming to this museum and with reason. There is a lot to see here but be aware that the back buildings contain row upon row of mid of late 19th through 20th century autos, farm machinery, kitchen utilities, etc. You might want to check out only the buildings that contain something you're specifically interested in.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I picked up several reasonably priced pieces of jewelry and keepsakes. The exhibits vary. The grounds are beautiful, but you must dodge bird poop on the sidewalks.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Just a pretty run of the mill museum. Usually has the same stuff as every other museum. Good to see once but don't need to go again after that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The building which houses the museum is beautiful in itself. Staff are very friendly and helpful, and the displays revealing local life through the decades are imaginative and informative. Outside, there are two views of America's past to be explored, the Railroad Town of 1905 and a ranch or farm with main house, outbuildings, and hired man's cottage, as well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Hadn't been there in several years. Had a good time visiting the old houses and buildings. Even saw an old fashioned parade and concert. My 3 y/o lost interest in a hurry though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

If you believe that a local history museum should be filled with so much old stuff that it looks like Grandma's attic, then the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer will not suit you. The collection is rather small by that standard, but each object or group of objects on display is tied to a story - a crime, the... More 

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Horton, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Last Sat. in Sept. is free museum day through the Smithsonian Institute and we chose the Stuhr Museum. Unfortunately, most of the out buildings and train were closed for the season after Labor Day, but the museum is very interesting. Anyone interested in quilts would like the quilts hung in the museum. The quilts were hung like paintings on the... More 

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