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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 12 attractions in Grand Island
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
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Auburn, NE
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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534 reviews 534 reviews
250 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
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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39 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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138 reviews 138 reviews
43 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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Durand, IL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

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.

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Saint Paul, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Very interesting. Needed to go earlier in day to see everything. Old tractors & machinery was very interesting.

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Mankato, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

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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