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Address: 2930 Old Oregon Trail, Gering, NE 69341
Phone Number: +1 308-436-1989
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Description: Legacy of the Plains Museum was created in 2013 through the merger of two...
Legacy of the Plains Museum was created in 2013 through the merger of two well-established institutions: the North Platte Valley Museum and the Farm And Ranch Museum. The museum will constantly be changing as we build new exhibits and attractions. Check our website for the latest updates and events. Located on the Oregon Trail, the Legacy of the Plains Museum features an impressive collection of pioneer and early community artifacts, antique tractors, and farm implements; an 80-acre working farm; historic farmstead structures; and striking views of Scotts Bluff National Monument.
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Great place for farm history :^)

We had a blast checking out all the old farm equipment, and learning how farming was done in the old days. We went a couple years ago to their cattle dog trials, wow that was so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Lakewood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We had a blast checking out all the old farm equipment, and learning how farming was done in the old days. We went a couple years ago to their cattle dog trials, wow that was so much fun!! I can hardly wait for that to return. They have a cute gift shop too that has some hand made things from... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Although the exhibits are still being constructed this museum is still well worth a visit and is only a stones throw from Scottsbluff national monument.

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Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

took the right grandkids from Alaska they enjoyed seeing the sugar free harvesting equipment they like the old school thingsnice video panorama of the old history

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Buford, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A fine collection of things from the past representing farm and ranch life on the plains of Nebraska. The museum hosts many hands-on activities throughout the year. We participated in a 2-day draft and pulling horse, and mule driving seminar. What a great venue and opportunity for hands-on experience with these great animals! Many, many thanks to all the volunteers... More 

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Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This Museum "Comes Alive" in the fall for their harvest festival. Lots of moving parts, including horses, operating machinery, food vendors, tractor parade, Sunday morning service. Need to put this on your personal bucket list to spend that weekend here in Gering Nebraska. Well worth the time and the trip.

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Amanda G, Archivist/Asst. Curator at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this review

Terry, Thank you for sharing your experience! We appreciate your feedback and are so glad you came out and enjoyed yourself. Our museum is always striving to "come alive" to our visitors in many ways. Our Annual Harvest Festival will be taking place again the third weekend of September with our feature crop being corn. We hope we will see... More 

Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The North Platte Valley Museum and the Farm and Ranch Museum merged to form the Legacy of the Plains (at the old F & R location). There is something for everyone. My favorite exhibits are the pioneer things. My nephew, who is 6, loves to see the tractors whenever he comes to visit. Currently, they have a display of Teresa... More 

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Amanda G, Archivist/Asst. Curator at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this review

KimmerG, Thank you for sharing your experience. We appreciate your feedback and are glad that you had a great time at our museum. As a family museum, we are always looking for new ways to keep the whole family entertained. We hope that you'll keep in touch with us as we are planning to improve upon our main exhibit space... More 

Gering, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Old stuff everywhere. Farming is still alive and well in Neb. WE need to teach others about what we do and why. Food is cheap in the US because of what equipment and people have provided to make more efficient use of the land.

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Amanda G, Archivist/Asst. Curator at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this review

Travis, Thank you for your review of our museum. You are absolutely right, farming is very much still alive and well. Our museum prides itself on our working farmland on the grounds. This year, we are growing corn - our featured crop for this year's annual harvest festival in September. Showing the importance of agriculture in our community is just... More 

Silverton OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Visited the Museum in August 2013. They are remodeling so the exhibits were a little pushed together, but we learned a lot about the products grown in this area. Disagree that the equipment outside looks like junk. There were some great pieces outside waiting to be restored. The highlight to us was the film shown, actual footage of farming in... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The Midwest heritage is well preserved here! They are in the process of remodeling but the building is outstanding. The staff is all volunteer and very informative with any questions you have. The man even let us stay late one evening after close so we could see everything!

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Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

A beautiful location rich in history and art. I went during an event and it was so fun! They had a corn maze, vendors, wagon rides, hay bales for the kids to climb on, dig your own potatoes and so much more. Whether you here for an event or just to browse all the history, this is a great inexpensive... More 

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Address: 2930 Old Oregon Trail, Gering, NE 69341
Phone Number: +1 308-436-1989
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Gering
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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