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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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Enjoyed it, walk through slow so you can hear all the narration on your headset! Nice gift shop. Fun outdoor maze and places to take photos

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Idabel, Oklahoma
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Idabel, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed it, walk through slow so you can hear all the narration on your headset! Nice gift shop. Fun outdoor maze and places to take photos

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Greeley, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My son and I were driving down I-80 and decided to pull off and check out this museum which is a giant arch that goes over the interstate. It's a museum about westward expansion/manifest destiny and is well laid out. The place was all but empty when we went in. Just a few cars in the parking lot. When you... More 

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McCook, Nebraska
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

if you are interested in early settler history, this is a great learning experience. you could spend a day or two here. building very clean, employees know their stuff. wheelchair accessable, cafe on site, souviners available.

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Culbertson, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nice museum but it would be nice if they could change out some of the displays or add a different part every year so that it would be different and not the same every year. Have been here four times with family and on school trips, so would be nice to have something new added to it. I think there... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Interesting place to stop for an hour or so. Lots of displays from the old west to the new west. You wear headphones as you walk through the displays that offer stories on each part of your journey through. Just be sure to walk slow, if you walk through too quickly the stories will be cut off. There is a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This very nice museum spanning I80 is well worth the time we took to visit. Volunteers and staff are friendly and well informed. The museum is great for anyone interested in history of the state. The site was uncrowded and had a nice gift shop and place for lunch.

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Williamson, Georgia
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45 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a neat place but wasn't worth the $12/pp. We did get some pictures of the structure. There are a couple of buildings across the road with informative plaques. It's a good rest stop.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Pleasantly surprised,, [NOT ALOT TO SEE IN KEARNEY] This was worth the admission [seniors $6.00] and informative

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Atkinson
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nice place--clean and well kept. Greeted right away and showed what to do to get tickets. Ticket price seemed high for what it was. I would guess $6.00 but it was $12.00! The guy at the front did not know anything about the restaurants in Kearny but the lady in the toursit room was great and went out of her... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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176 reviews 176 reviews
4 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A little cheesy and commercial, but well done enough to be enjoyable and informative. Hours are somewhat limited; make sure you check them before you go.

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