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Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

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Address: 3060 East 1st Stree, Kearney, NE 68847
Phone Number: 308 237 1000; 877 511 ARCH
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Spanning Interstate 80 - formerly the Great Platte River Road - that...
Spanning Interstate 80 - formerly the Great Platte River Road - that connects east to west, this archway holds 79,000 square feet of exhibits on the route's evolution and importance.
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A great way to break up a long car ride

We have stopped here several times before. It's a self guided and you wear headphones as the "Oregon trail travelers" tell you about their experiences on the trail. The sections... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We have stopped here several times before. It's a self guided and you wear headphones as the "Oregon trail travelers" tell you about their experiences on the trail. The sections go thru modern day travel. It's informative and interesting to see how the cross country travels have changed over the years. There is a AAA discount. Outside,there is a stream... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We expected a story about early settlers, and although it started that way, it ended up with modern times, like a radar gun over the highway. It started out so promising with people at the entrance to the attraction dressing for the part. You get headsets, but no real explanation of what will happen. Someone took a lot of time... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The kids, for the first time, were tuned into what it would have been like for early settlers traveling across Nebraska. They are at a great age (7 & 9) to learn a more history and geography. So glad we had the time and opportunity to stop with them.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I've driven under the Arch for years and never took time to investigate. When they said the visit was 45 minutes, I really hesitated but am SO glad I made time. I could have spent a lot more time in each area representing the diverse populations that lived along and traveled the Oregon and Mormon Trails West. From the costumed... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Look up ahead while driving on I-80 through Nebrsaka and you see the Arch Monument stretched over the interstate near Kearney. Stopping to visit gives one an appreciation of the hardship faced by the pioneers as they traveled across our vast country by foot, covered wagon, and hand carts. This is a self guided tour with headphones so you can... More 

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Topeka, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Located right on I-80 at Kearney NE. Nice clean restrooms. Newer facility. Has a self guided walking tour that covers the history of the Platte River basin with headsets provided. Walking tour bridge goes across I-80.

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ogden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stopped here on our way home from our Missouri vacation.We did not realize what a treat we were in for.A self guided tour through History with headphones telling the story through explorers eyes.If you have a spare hour or two and a spare 13 bucks I highly recommend the archway!

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La Vista, NE, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We would have benefitted from more time but the youngest grandchild wore out and didn't like the sound effects. I thought the price was high for what you get.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

on our trip from CO exploring NE and IA--we already had a hotel reserved and it was to be just get there, sleep get up and get home type of thing, but the arch caught our eye (how could it not if you are driving on 80? ;-) ) I figured it would be a touristy gimmick kind of thing... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

We really loved visiting this monument and going on the interactive tour of the exhibits. The headsets really made it nice to hear about the exhibits we were looking at. Very nice. I would recommend it for everyone.

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Additional Information about Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

Address: 3060 East 1st Stree, Kearney, NE 68847
Phone Number: 308 237 1000; 877 511 ARCH
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Kearney
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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