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Nebraska History Museum

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Address: 15th and P Streets, Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone Number: 402-471-4754
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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ON the University Campus

Take your time and enjoy this museum, no charge and well worth your time. On the campus, may have to walk a bit, limited parking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2014
Glenn S
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Granbury, Texas
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Granbury, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Take your time and enjoy this museum, no charge and well worth your time. On the campus, may have to walk a bit, limited parking.

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Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the Nebraska History Museum. Coming from out-of-state, it was a great way to learn about the history of Nebraska. There were three floors of exhibits and a very nice gift shop.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

When we got there the cowboy museum had already been closed and they started to take it apart. The history of the plains indians was very fascinating but we ran out of time to investigate about the settlers that came to the area. I think I was told it will be closed in two months and it might be 2016... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A decent collection of cowboy and Indian artifacts, but somewhat disappointing on other areas of history.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Dad (81 yrs old) really enjoyed the current exhibit on Cowboys at the History Museum in Lincoln, NE. The first floor includes old movie posters from old cowboy movies and buttons you can push to hear different cowboy songs and ballads and the info on their background. The Cowboy exhibit upstairs allows you to learn more about cowboys and ranching... More 

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Hastings, Nebraska
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174 reviews 174 reviews
90 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great collection from pre-Columbian through early 20th Century. I have been many times, but this time I took my Best Friend so she could understand the history of my home state.

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Seward, NE
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I took our grandchildren (ages 9 & 6) to the history museum. We had such a good time! There is no admission cost and there is so much to see, learn and reminisce about. There is a 'hands on' area in which they could dress up, play in a teepee, play educational games, etc.....they loved it! I highly recommend adding... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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337 reviews 337 reviews
263 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This museum covers the history of the Nebraska area. The Native Americans, from up to 12,000 years ago, are covered. I also learned about the settlers from Europe, and how Nebraska became a state. The temporary exhibit is about Nebraska cowboys and ranching. I enjoyed this museum.

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Kansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is one of the best state history museums we have visited!! Added bonus: admission is FREE! This museum has a fascinating collection of Native American artifacts from many different tribes. I also liked the quilt case housing a dozen quilts identified by pattern. There are also Interesting replicas of an earth lodge and a sod house.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Wow, what a place and they take donations..no standard fee. I don't know about anyone else, but if you are on a tight budget... give what you can, butlearn a lot about Nebraska! This is a great place to take kids.. tons to see!

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