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Address: 15th and P Streets, Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone Number: 402-471-4754
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1:00 pm - 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
Granbury, Texas
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

the museum had a good sense of history style but lacked staff to show us around. they had quite a bit of posters and such from way back when and it was really neat.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Exhibits are very well done, American Indian artifacts are beautiful. A very interesting and enjoyable visit you will have. Parking can be an issue. Summer months a good time to visit. Parking may be easier without students on campus.

1 Thank pwarner2014
Granbury, Texas
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32 reviews
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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.

1 Thank Glenn S
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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.

1 Thank backnforth2nfro
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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 

Thank Murphdog97225
Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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

Thank Historyteachertrav
Fort Collins, Colorado
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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 

1 Thank Sharolyn L
Hastings, Nebraska
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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.

Thank DowneastCornhusker
Seward, NE
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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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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.

1 Thank AF_Hiker

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