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Fort Sidney Museum

Address: 6th Avenue, Sidney, NE 69162
Phone Number: (308) 254-2150 ‎
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Sidney
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
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Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Sidney, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Sidney has amazing history. The museum board has put much effort to present the stuff in a fantastic manor. My favorite is the room dedicated to the Sioux Army depot. Very cool stuff in there.

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Long Island, NY
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168 reviews 168 reviews
57 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This museum is located in a non-descript, residential section of Sidney, Nebraska, and can be a little difficult to locate if you aren't travelling with a GPS. Any effort required to reach The Fort Sidney Museum is energy well spent. On Sundays, which happened to be our arrival day, the museum doesn't open until 1PM. We arrived just in time... More 

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Papillion, Nebraska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our Nebraska Passport Adventure concluded our Memorial Day Weekend with a visit to the Fort Sidney Museum. This was a truly interesting experience, with the community of Sidney donating many of the artifacts and antiques that are housed in this museum. There are some really unique pieces in this museum!!! We enjoyed our tour with our guide, who then walked... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The place was interesting but the lady helping was very rude because my wife is mexican. And stuff and stuff and stuff. Du

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Clinton, Connecticut, Usa
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I was expecting at least some remnants of a fort, but no. An old house that was the post commanders home and some old military hardware, limited hours, on a small side street with a very small sign. Don't go out of your way.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

This museum is not handicap accessible to upstairs. That being said, it is certainly worth the time. Full of history and the guide is simply amazing. She has a deep love and appreciation for the museum - and is quite knowledgable. You will need to make an appointment during fall/winter months.

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Denver, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

This is a place to take children and grandchild so they get an understanding how their grandparents or even great-grandparents lived back in time. Christmas time is a fun time to go, since it is decorated nicely for people to visit. Must see when in SIdney.

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Council Bluffs, IA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

If you want to learn some Western Nebraska history, this is a good place to do it. In an original building (Officer's Quarter's) of historic Fort Sidney, and includes a tour of the Commandant's Quarters, down the street. Lots of stuff about Fort Sidney, a small town view of the Edwardian period in Western Nebraska. If you're interested in that... More 

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Kimball, Nebraska
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

The Museum is fun to tour and the history is interesting. Only drawback- It is not open at any particular set hours. You have to contact the Chamber to find out how to see ti. Additionally it's off the beaten path so many tourists wouldn't even know it's there. Worth the time it takes to investigate- Sidney has a rich... More 

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Alliance, Nebraska
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Another glimpse into the western frontier, Fort Sidney was an outpost that helped the westward movement. Great presentations and preservations.

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