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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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Surprising view from the interstate!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Williamson, Georgia
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Williamson, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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4 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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Newark, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Not your typical museum. The history lessons provided throughout the museum about Western expansion were informative and fun. The story of building and moving the arch over Rt 80 was very interesting.

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Nappanee, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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

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

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

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

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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