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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

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
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Gering, Nebraska
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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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Silverton OR
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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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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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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

This museum, staffed by very nice folks, is a really neat stop if you have an interest in farming like my kids do (they have uncles who farm). If not, it's still worth considering, since we all benefit from the hard work that is farming. There is a small donation/fee, but only a few bucks.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Stopped by before I went to the monument. The indoor section has some nice displays about tools, livestock, and managing the soil for decent crops. There are also some nice tractors inside as well. The outdoor portion has very old tractors and other machinery, but looked like a huge junkyard to me.

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