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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
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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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Stop and Stretch Your Legs (and learn something while you're at it!)

Great displays about the history of us 'going west'! You can move through the museum at your own pace. Nice gift shop! A good stop on a long drive!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Harlan, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great displays about the history of us 'going west'! You can move through the museum at your own pace. Nice gift shop! A good stop on a long drive!

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Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Ok, so i admit that my husband and i stopped here to punish the kids with something educational and historic during our roadtrip. Well they all loved it. We paid $56 for 5 of us after I couldn't find a groupon. It felt a bit overpriced in addition to the photos they want to sell you. They need to either... More 

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Cheshire UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stopped here after it was recommended to us by the Nebraska Visitor centre as a break from travelling west to east along the Interstate I80. I was expecting a more spectacular arch as we approached but I guess that would be distracting to the traffic. At first we were thinking it was going to be rather kitsch & it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Families, children, history buffs will really enjoy this excellent presentation. Very detailed, really put you in the time period, a complete immersion in the history.

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Gladys
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I had this place as a stop on our trip west. It offers great history in a very unique way. I took several pictures.

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Worthington, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a unique, high quality historical presentation addressing the westward expansion focused on the trails along the Platte. I'm a history geek and this was my third visit. I enjoyed this one as much as the first time and it was fun to share it with my family. A couple comments regarding the very few unfavorable reviews.... This is... More 

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North Branch, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

So worth the stop! Great overview of the history of the route you are travelling. Makes one appreciate the route a bit more rather than viewing it as five hours of getting through Nebraska. It causes one to slow down a bit and see some of what the neighboring communities (Scottsbluff and North Platte to the west or Grand Island... More 

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Coralville, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The museum itself is really cool and has some neat features, but the audio tour is more distracting than anything else. Not 100% on whether it was worth the $12 or not.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is an excellent stop. The self guided tour through history that is fun for both kids and adults.

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Albemarle, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a cool place. Actually learn while being entertained. A]pears to be staffed by retirees. Awesome for that. Good display. Realistic displays. Loved the radar on I 80.

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