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A Little House on the Prairie, Indeed

This recreated sod house presents a very good idea of what life was like for homesteaders on the... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
West Milford, New Jersey
Take a quick look

This site is right off Hwy 80, so it'll just take a minute to get there if you're passing by. A... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Parker, Colorado
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Museum dedicated to the art and history of the sod homes of pioneer days.
Northwest corner of I-80, Gothenburg, NE
+1 308-537-2680
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

This recreated sod house presents a very good idea of what life was like for homesteaders on the Prairie . Seeing one in person sure beats looking at historical photos. If you are in the area, stop by!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

This site is right off Hwy 80, so it'll just take a minute to get there if you're passing by. A nice look back at the past that'll make you appreciate the creature comforts we take for granted now. That was some tough living!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

We almost missed going through Nebraska, but the visit to this sod house was incredible. We were fortunate that Sues (sp?) was the docent that day and she was full of historical information about the times and the family who owned the house. The current...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

Spent an hour here and loved it. Cute gift shop with a great history museum in there. Interesting sod house and barbed wire sculptures. Donation based. Great woman working there (didn’t get her name but she told us she was 85). Loved her!!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

You might think that the grass is greener on the other side of Nebraska, but if you miss this gem, you'll be green with envy. The Sod House will uproot your expectations of what a museum can be. Easily one of the seven wonders of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

A bit difficult to find as it hides among gas stations behind a small Restaurant. Sadly it was already closed for the winter season - on 9sep ?? - so I could only see it from outside. Would have loved to bist.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Cool sculptures made of bed springs and barb wire that you can walk up to. We left early morning and the barn was closed so we didn't go inside.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

We walked over from the hotel, found and interesting women who let us walk around and see t "museum" and sod house. Good location just off of I 80 and next to the Platte River. Helps give us some idea of how hard people worked...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

This was so close to our hotel we couldn't pass it up. I really enjoyed it. The lady working inside knew her history and did a fantastic job giving us the low down even when I said we were just passing quickly through. Cute little...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

This is a great stop! The lady on duty was very informative and able to answer our questions. It's a small museum but very interesting. The sod house was set up like it would have been originally. Also has Barb wire sculptures if a buffalo...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Dena C
August 31, 2018|
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We believe it was in 1988.