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Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer

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Address: 3133 West US Highway 34, Grand Island, NE 68801
Phone Number: 308-385-5316
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Extensive, Interesting Museum - don't plan on getting there before 9:45 a.m.

This is a large museum made up of multiple buildings spread over several acres of land. We looked on line and saw that it opened at 9:00, so planned our visit for first thing in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
PostcardJar T
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Crete, Nebraska
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Troy, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum portions were interesting and well presented. It was a super hot day when we visited here so we didn't visit all of the outdoor parts. But in the buildings that we visited, the interpreters didn't have a set presentation to offer, but just waited for you to ask questions.

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Crete, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large museum made up of multiple buildings spread over several acres of land. We looked on line and saw that it opened at 9:00, so planned our visit for first thing in the morning (hoping to avoid the heat of the day). We arrived shortly after 9:00, paid admission, and were directed to the main building so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The replica of an 1860's railroad town is the best part of the museum. As you walk the streets, visit with the folks, watch the craftsmen in the tinsmith, blacksmith and milinery shop.. it helps you visualize how life was in that time era. Be sure to give yourself enough if time to see everything. We spent 4 hrs ther,... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Stuhr Museum is quite an interesting place to visit. It has several buildings which house exhibits and it also has a building devoted to research into pioneer life. Additionally, it has a living history railroad town of the late 1800s complete with shops, church, a little cafe where you can grab a bite to eat, and a school house... More 

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Emory, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Grand Island too late to really see the entire museum, 4:15 pm, so we decided to spend the night. The weather was beautiful, although a bit hot. Enjoyed the homes and businesses of the past, but would have enjoyed more. There were a few period dressed workers working that morning, but we expected more. A lot of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I had arranged more time for this visit. The senior price of $14/2 is a great value. The staff was very helpful in describing the property. The village name of "Railroad town" is a bit confusing but it demonstrates life in 1896. There are other displays in the 200 campus to visit. Plan to have 4-5 hours for... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is important for the local people. After seeing a lot of this type, we are a bit jaded. The people are friendly, and if you have a bike, ride it around the site. We did so and then biked out to the cemetery. It is a very good bike path.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Drove over to Hastings, NE to be with family. Was taken to Stuhr Museum. It was the best experience of all time. I make it a point to go there every summer!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We've been through and stayed overnight in Grand Island, Nebraska, on our way to Colorado, Utah, Arizona and the Grand Canyon on several occasions. But we never visited the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, which commands as much publicity in the area as the Nebraska football team. Well, we finally relented on our most recent trip, having arrived after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

So interesting!! Our first time in Nebraska & we started here... I'm so glad we did. Grand Island has a fascinating history & this museum showcases it very well. I highly recommend it.

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