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G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting history and surprise exhibit upstairs

We almost didn’t go to this house museum because we were tired from a long day of touring, but we... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2019
KayM506
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Augusta, GA
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classy oak panelled residence

Once a home to a local wealthy businessman this is now run by the Univ. of Nebraska. wonderful... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2019
Steven H
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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The G.W. Frank Museum is a unique window into Kearney's history- come take a free tour in this opulent mansion built in 1890 as well as multiple exhibits.
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration:< 1 hour
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2010 University Dr, Located on the west side of UNK's campus, just off of Highway 30, Kearney, NE 68849-0001
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We almost didn’t go to this house museum because we were tired from a long day of touring, but we did and are very glad we did. The history of the house, completed in 1889, is diverse as far as the owners and that it turned into a state hospital for tuberculosis in 1912. It
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Response from frankmuseum, General Manager at G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture
Responded Jul 23, 2019
We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for your review, and please come back and visit us any time!
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We checked on Trip Advisor and it said this was open. Seemed like the kind of place we would like to visit. Open hours were 12 t0 5 on Saturday. We arrived at 12:40 going out of our way to visit it. Place was closed. I thought maybe Trip Advisor had bad information so I called
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Response from Will S, Director at G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture
Responded Apr 1, 2019
Angeles, We sincerely apologize for missing your visit. Due to an unexpected, last-minute staffing issue, we were forced to close the museum this past Saturday. While we made this announcement on our social media pages, we are certainly aware that this could not reach every potential visitor. Please be assured that this was a one-time incident. The museum is open Tuesday-Friday, 1-5pm and Saturday-Sunday, noon-5pm.
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Once a home to a local wealthy businessman this is now run by the Univ. of Nebraska. wonderful feeling of a turn of 20th century home with period furnishings. Upstairs are exhibits of decorative arts, Tiffany and Galle glass and porcelain. Nice break from the nature based
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Response from frankmuseum, General Manager at G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture
Responded Jul 23, 2019
We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for your review, and please come back and visit us any time!
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The Frank House is a very interesting place to visit. We enjoyed hearing the stories of the history there. A great place for families to visit!
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Response from frankmuseum, General Manager at G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture
Responded Jul 23, 2019
We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for your review, and please come back and visit us any time!
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Not a huge museum, but has some nice pieces and is located in a very cool mansion. The story behind the home was very interesting, well worth a quick stop if you are in the area and interested in that sort of history.
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