This is interesting simply because the archway spans I-80. At one point you can look down and see the trucks and cars passing underneath. The exhibits are set up to show chronologically the change in travel through Nebraska along the Platte River. First the pioneers, then the pony express and the railroad, followed by cars on the Lincoln Highway. The displays are very realistic and interactive, starting with the covered wagons on the prairie in a thunderstorm. Outside there is a maze, an Indian lodge, and a sod house with knowlegeable interpreters. There is only one exit at Kearney at the present time, so if you are coming from the west, you will need to exit before you see the museum. Our family included children ages 6-15 and everyone said this was one of our best stops on our trip west.
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