Very interesting place only did a drive through, short on time. Hope to go back and spent more time there.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
This is a large place to visit. We especially enjoyed the Stuhr Building (museum) and Gus Fonner Memorial Rotunda. The museum had many interesting things to see and read about without being overwhelming. The Memorial Rotunda has a wonderful collection of cowboy and indian memorabilia. Well worth the stop and low price of admission.
I grew up in Grand Island, and even attended the one room school house once for a class trip on this sweet museum. I don't think I've ever been to a better living history museum than this. Not only has it been used a movie sets, it's so real, it really does make history come alive. I have moved away... More
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