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Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

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Address: 3060 East 1st Stree, Kearney, NE 68847
Phone Number: 308 237 1000; 877 511 ARCH
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Spanning Interstate 80 - formerly the Great Platte River Road - that...

Spanning Interstate 80 - formerly the Great Platte River Road - that connects east to west, this archway holds 79,000 square feet of exhibits on the route's evolution and importance.

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Been wanting to see this ever since it was featured in the movie "About Schmidt" If you are ever in the area, & have even a tiny bit of interest in US History, don't pass it up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Decorah, Iowa, United States
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Upon arrival, we were surprised at the price of the tickets to enter. Probably spent more than we would have liked, but because we made the stop we decided to go ahead. A family of five gets in for just under $50. It's a 1 to 2 hour stop tops with nice air-conditioning and cool exhibits. It takes you through... More 

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NWIN
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been wanting to see this ever since it was featured in the movie "About Schmidt" If you are ever in the area, & have even a tiny bit of interest in US History, don't pass it up! You can get through it in less than an hour, although it is self-guided, so you can move through at your own pace... More 

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had driven under it many times and finally decided to stop. It was really nice. They have a different approach was you wear headsets and hear a historical narrative as you walk. The displays and narrative take you from the pioneers traveling West in wagon trains to the automobile. A fun stop.

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Thank wstegeman
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting stop on I-80. Great place for photos and a break from the long drive. I would not call it a must see but worth a stop if you have time. Enjoyed feeding fish and history.

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Thank Dallas P
WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best museums documenting the westward expansion I've seen. The staff was extremely welcoming and knowledgeable. Takes about an hour to get thru the self guided headphone tour...Exceptionally well done

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Thank hoccl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spending a day n Kearney before we hit the road and parted ways, this was a great place to stop. We didn't pay to go into the museum, simply because the 2 kids we had with us were only interested in the maze, which there was no charge for. We also walked across the bridge and fed the river fish... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't know what to expect but it was amazing experience to walk in, be greeted by the staffs wearing cowboy era costume, and whisked by tall escalator. At the top where the fun begins. The best part is watching all vehicles passing underneath this museum. It tells you how fast each vehicle going. Outside it has a trail with over... More 

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Thank Travelers330
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't sure if it was worth the money after a bad experience earlier in the day. However if your family does good with an audio tour, takes time to read the displays, I thought it was very well done and unique. I appreciated learning the history of transportation from the wagons to trains to cars and everything that came with... More 

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Thank Keith T
Troy, Michigan
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415 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a lot of good information here and it was well presented. My only complaint is that the audio presentation wasn't integrated with the written information. Once we determined that the audio in each area was a loop, we first listened to the entire audio and then walked around reading the exhibits.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good people greeted us, neat interesting and educational, my dad has a hearing and headphones worked great

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