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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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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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You simply cant miss this structure as you drive west along Int 80. It is an interactive tour with head phones and most informative if you love history. It is worth a stop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Nappanee, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

You simply cant miss this structure as you drive west along Int 80. It is an interactive tour with head phones and most informative if you love history. It is worth a stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We have driven under the arch many times and when we stopped today we were definitely surprised that the arch was a museum, the self guided tour is interesting but the price was a little steep for how long it takes to go through but it is definitely worth stopping once to say you've been.

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Wellington, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

When we arrived a group of school kids were finishing up their tour with their guide. The were laughing and having a good experience. As a retired teacher I look at how kids respond. They enjoyed their visit. And we did too! It was the best value and we totally had a great time. We even bought the picture that... More 

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St Augustine FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

My cousin visited three years ago and insisted on returning. I expected hokey and got wonderful. The archway itself is a marvel with a must be seen horse sculpture. Headphones give an interesting description of how the Great Plains were settled with beautiful murals and artifacts. Make sure to see the buffalo sculptures outside. Skip the sod house which is... More 

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Buena Vista, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I enjoy going to the archway every so often during my Nebraska trips. Ifi had one critical review it would be to have a better guide to the audio head set. I felt I missed much information because I kept walking out of the view if the RF transmission. A few more windows would be great too. Other than that...... More 

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Wyoming
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Going in I thought that this may just be another tourist trap. Wrong. It was actually a very good educational experience detailing the movement west from the mountain men to the Interstates. the arch goes over I-80 and is a two level exhibit (with an elevator connecting the two levels). It's a self guided tour with headphones and audio. Very... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We've always wanted to stop and visit the Archway but, now with the new highway exit, it was even easier. If you're overnight in Lincoln and heading West, you can wake up and drive, arriving around opening time. Take as much or little time as you'd like. The ride up the escalator and through the massive framed movie screen is... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was moving from Michigan to Colorado and decided to spend some time on the way out by stopping at various attractions along the way. This was one of my favorites. Looking at the Archway from the outside, I never would have imagined what was inside. There is plenty of free parking and, as we entered just under an hour... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

hadn't been here since the early years when it opened. The staff were all very friendly and courteous. Loved the way you travel through history from the indians and stagecoaches through to the interstate. The place still looks new considering it is at least a decade old.They have added new outdoor exhibits north of the road. Glad we made the... More 

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We just happened on this attraction by noticing a reference on the state map. It's a giant arched building built over I-80. Inside a tall escalator takes you up into a variety of displays and videos that highlight the Great Plain, Platte River, and the pioneer trails, railroads, and highways that led to the American West. It gives a very... More 

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