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The Plainsman Museum

Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A stroll back in time

They have store fronts inside the building where you can walk down a board walk and look into... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
maddiedean17588
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Nebraska
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Small town surprise

Lots of fun activities for all ages and a staff who loves what they do. I have hosted family... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tkell2018
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Aurora, Nebraska
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Sitting on six acres, the museum’s treasures all reside indoors so they can be enjoyed rain or shine. From the main building with its old-time boardwalk and military memorabilia to the agricultural building’s antiques cars to the working blacksmith...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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210 16th St, Aurora, NE 68818-3009
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+1 402-694-6531
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have store fronts inside the building where you can walk down a board walk and look into stores of the past. A great place to spend an afternoon

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank maddiedean17588
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of fun activities for all ages and a staff who loves what they do. I have hosted family reunion activities at the Plainsman Museum a couple of times and all totally enjoyed our time there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tkell2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a person who loves to research the area I grew up in, this museum is great! It has a lot of history of the plains with exhibits that are specific to Aurora and the surrounding communities. Great asset to Aurora.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JDGal1987
Reviewed September 2, 2019

I spent over 2 hours here and was impressed with all the items on display for this particular part of the country. I learned about how the area was settled, who these people were and where they came from. In addition to the main building...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ginnyotg
plainsmanmuseum, Plainsman Social Media volunteer at The Plainsman Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2019

Ginnyotg: Thank you for that great review and rating! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

We were looking at a National Geo Atlas attempting to find an interesting attraction on I80 from Omaha to WY to break up the long straight road! There in small red print was Plainsman Museum. We decided to stop and were really pleased to find...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Nannycarolina
Reviewed July 6, 2019

Really enjoyed this excellent museum...purchased the family membership as there is so very much to see I know we will return. So we'll laid out with care and easy to view the variety of artifacts. Logical associations. Like wandering through an old town. Beautiful murals...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Bruce H
Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

We have driven by this museum and on our way home, we decided to stop. This is a must see. They displays are payed out like walking down the Main Street of a pioneer town. This is a real gem.

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank droeber5
plainsmanmuseum, Social Media at The Plainsman Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2019

Thank you so much for stopping in, and we are delighted you enjoyed the museum. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

While driving cross country we saw the road sign for the Plainsman Museum and decided to stop for a few minutes. 1 1/2 hours later we had to get back on the road but vowed to return if we ever pass through again. What an...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank SC167
plainsmanmuseum, DawnMarie, Social Media at The Plainsman Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2019

Thank you so much for this great review! We love when people from outside Hamilton County stop by for a peek at our past, and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed May 18, 2019

What a gem this place is! Very friendly and informative staff. Sparkling clean and a plethora of exhibits to see.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank review2929
plainsmanmuseum, Social Media volunteer at The Plainsman Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2019

Thank you - We really appreciate your review, and hope you'll visit again soon!

Reviewed July 9, 2018

We visited this museum because it was one of the stops on the 2018 Nebraska Passport program and are we glad we did!! We were warmly greeted by the curator in the main (air conditioned!!) building, who stamped our passport books, offered a bit of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Julie B
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