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Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

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Great Platte River Road Archway Monument
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Spanning I-80 at Exit 275 in Kearney, NE, the Archway pays tribute to the pioneers of the past and inspires the adventurers of today. Our unique, family-friendly exhibit tells the story of the adventurers who followed the Great Platte River Road...more
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3060 E 1st St, Kearney, NE 68847-0462
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had some serious reservations about this place since it looked a lot like some tourist traps I have seen before. I was pleasantly surprised with how well it was done. Even those who do not generally enjoy history can find this walk through our...More

Thank rocTheWest
MarkF5124, Public Relations Manager at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the thoughtful review. We hope you come back and visit us again, soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting Museum, walking tour. Worth your time if you are casually interested in westward migration. A solid amount of information and detail for the casual tour of 90 minutes or so. The headphone system works well but takes a bit of practice. It leads...More

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MarkF5124, Public Relations Manager at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for a great review. We hope you come back and visit us again, soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been through here 3 times this year driving from Ohio to Oregon, first stop here. Price almost made us not go into museum tour...grateful we did. Gift shop sucks, no real historical type items, & very overpriced irrelavant things like school bus toy cars, stuffed...More

Thank Goldwing89
Mark F, Public Relations Manager at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the thoughtful review. Hope you come back and visit us again, soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best places I have visited in a long time. The unique way that they present the history of the area and the interactive way it is presented had my family wanting to do it again. This is well worth the...More

Thank John B
Mark F, Public Relations Manager at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the great review. We hope you come back and visit us again, soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Archway is a museum within an arch spanning I-80. Visitors enter via an escalator. The exhibit contains a series of dioramas detailing the history of the area from the earliest settlers to the mid 20th century. Visitors are given a device which provides audio...More

Thank ZSTER
Mark F, Public Relations Manager at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review. We hope you come back and visit us again, soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popular tourist attraction built over the I-80, near Kearney,NE. If you drive on this highway, you cannot miss the Archway. It took me few times before I decided to stop and visit this place. It takes about 40 minutes. There are displays, some of them...More

Thank Roman P
Mark F, Public Relations Manager at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review. We hope you come back and visit us again, soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great surprise of a stop. Very informative beautiful inside and loaded with information. The employees were informative. A must see.

Thank billgerling3
Mark F, Public Relations Manager at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review. We hope you comeback and visit us again, soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really immersive and engaging multimedia museum about the Oregon Trail. Very well done. My kids, 8 and 10 and not easy to please went through every display. I still find myself thinking of the place.

Thank prospero212
Mark F, Public Relations Manager at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review. We hope you come back and visit us again, soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The audio tour was great. They take you through the history of travel along the Great River Road in a captivating presentation. You can listen to all of the audio bits or skip ones you aren't interested in. We listened to all of the tour...More

Thank Sherpa724824
Mark F, Public Relations Manager at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review. We hope you come back an visit us again, soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exceeded my expectations! Very detailed attraction that can be done as fast or as slow as you like! I had driven under the arch several times while traveling and finally stopped. What a treat! It really helped me imagine what those early pioneers went through...More

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Mark F, Public Relations Manager at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review. We hope you come back and visit us again, soon!

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mericksonjr
August 11, 2018|
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Response from MarkF5124 | Property representative |
People often do park overnight. It is O.K.
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April S
April 25, 2018|
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Response from Goldfisher132 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour and a half should do fine
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jgene1965
August 10, 2017|
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Response from MarkF5124 | Property representative |
Yes, we have plenty of pull through parking for semis and RVs.
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