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Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer

3133 West US Highway 34, Grand Island, NE 68801
308-385-5316
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Grand Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Como
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I travel through Nebraska once a year and make a point to stop in Grand Island every time just to visit the Stuhr Museum. It's authentically historic, the interpretive staff dresses like the 1880s and they know their history. Its a wonderful experience!

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This place has it all. A main building full of old west items. A rotunda building with lots of indian artifacts. An entire town for you to see, touch, explore, with character actors that love to answer your questions. This place is huge so plan on staying awhile to also go into home decorated in period fashion. Don't miss this!!!

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is a great place to visit often like we do; and a great place to take friends and families when they come to town! Stuhr has different programs and entertainment that are continually changing as each season changes. They have some programs that happen every year, from special summer classes for children of all ages, special programs like their... More

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Auburn, NE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Very interesting place only did a drive through, short on time. Hope to go back and spent more time there.

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Strasbourg, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Easy access outside Grand Island, well marked, the museum has a big campus of 1830s houses that have been maintained and staffed with volunteers. an event that you should never miss is their Christmas Past and Present.. will come again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Stuhr Museum has a wonderful Railroad Town. Each year are family visits Christmas Past and Present. Enjoy the houses that are opened in Railroad Town that are decorated for Christmas in the 1890's. Smell the cooking of pies and soup. The smells of kerosene lamps. Christmas trees decorated in the houses with popcorn and paper chains. Ride in a horse... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

It's a little tired and in need of updating. They are scheduled to be doing that soon, so I would wait until that happens.

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The main building in the Stuhr Museum complex was designed by Edward Durrell Stone (the same man who designed the Kennedy Center in DC). So, not surprisingly it seems to reflect the vastness of the West and evokes the stark uncertainty of what it must have been like to travel across the plains when prairie grass stretched as far as... More

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Clifton Park, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We stopped in early October, after the main attractions are closed. A shame, but not their fault. This place is very large and needs a lot of volunteers to keep it going. We visited the main building and the Fonner exhibit, which were fascinating. The story of the Westward migration and the Great Plains was very new to someone from... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I'm from the uk and found this on trip advisor, when looking for attractions for a spare few days, during my holiday. I visited the museum twice, the 1st visit was harvest festival event, so even though the season had finished, all the town was open, with real people in the attractions telling the history of each working building, the... More

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