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Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

3060 East 1st Stree, Kearney, NE 68847
308 237 1000; 877 511 ARCH
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Kearney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Observation Decks/ Towers, History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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New Haven, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

On our way to Colorado for vacation, we stopped here just to see what it was. Anxious to get to CO, we decided not to do the museum, although it looked intriguing. Finding ourselves on I-80 going home & the timing right for an overnight stop, we camped near the Archway & went to the museum the next morning. Wow,... More

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mahomet, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This an interesting place to learn about the west being opened up in the early days up until the 1960's. You get headphones to guide you along your journey, They give details of the overall experience along with individual tales of explorers, families etc and their experiences moving west. The museum actually spans I-80 near Kearny, Ne. That is neat... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have been through the Archway a number of time, always enjoy it. It's a quality attraction, and now with the new exit off I-80, it's easier to get to. Recommend folks stop and check it out. One note, though - they took the food out. Used to be you could get a hot meal, but now it's just a... More

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Newton, KS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were there with a group of about 50 people. We were greeted by people in period garb and given instructions that were easy to follow. Pick-up your ear phones and walk through the museum at your pace. They are audio loops, so you can spend any amount of time in a area and not miss anything. You can even... More

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Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stopped here on our way from Wisconsin to Colorado, at the recommendation of my in-laws. In fact, after having the first couple days of our trip planned, we revised things so we could make sure we hit this stop on our way to Colorado, hoping it might give the kids (ages 5 and 7) a little background and food... More

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Dover NH
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you are anywhere near here it's worth the stop! You can do this in one to two hours and enjoy the whole thing. Wireless head phones tell the stories of each exhibit thru diary entries of the people that migrated to the west. You get the history in an easy and entertaining manner. You are greeted at the door... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

I have passed this unique archway several times on the way to Sturgis or back and finally had the time to stop. What a great place to see a glimpse into the history of the early settlers. Extremely thankful to not have lived in that time as we usually complain about things today. Those people had it rough. Recommend you... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have been a few times and I always love to stop for a few hours and enjoy the history as it comes alive. One begins their walk from the time of buffalo hunting indians and pioneer settlers to modern days in the region of I-80. Instead of changing locations you "stay" in the I-80 corridor and move through time.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were heading to Mt Rushmore with a car full of 4 kids from 14 to 5. This stop had something for everyone. The older ones liked the maze and museum. And the younger olds liked feeding the fish. We all liked being able to get out of the car and stretch our legs. Y

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I liked the voice recorded information. You also need to read the information posted on the walls. I think I missed some information by moving too quickly from exhibit to exhibit. This was my second visit and I took more time going through the exhibits.

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