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North Platte

Lincoln County Historical Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A good spot to learn about local history

This is a nice little museum with a variety of well done displays though don't expect polished and... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2019
Randall B
Brighton, Colorado

Nice museum and village. Lots of local memorabilia. Not sure if there is more going on in season... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2019
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2403 N Buffalo Bill Ave, North Platte, NE 69101-9702
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

This is a nice little museum with a variety of well done displays though don't expect polished and professional. One of North Platte's claims to fame was the canteen that was run mainly by local women during WWII to provide refreshments to the passing trains...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Randall B
Reviewed August 21, 2019 via mobile

Nice museum and village. Lots of local memorabilia. Not sure if there is more going on in season but I was the only one there today. Did enjoy the story of the canteen feeding the troop trains.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 15, 2019

One of the best museums of the early days on the Northern Plains. Lot's of fun things to see inside and out. Took me back to my childhood days on a farm in Northern South Dakota. Definitely recommend a visit!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

We decided to visit this museum based on the recommendation of a guide at the Union Pacific Bailey Yard. The museum provided an opportunity to see life as it was many years ago. There were numerous older buildings, including houses, a barn, a church, an...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank newengland50
Reviewed July 13, 2019

I came to learn more about the North Platte Canteen. Enjoyed the photos, artifacts, writings, and video about an amazing story from WWII. If you don't know the story, I encourage you to read "Once Upon a Town" and be inspired by such generosity and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019

Particularly loved the film about the canteern. Loved seeing some of the items collected over the years from the various families and places in the area.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

I brought 7 friends home to Nebraska from Denver to see the sandhill crane migration. I wanted to make an epic road trip and have interesting stops along the way. So, though the museum is closed in the winter, I called to see if I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RainydayMagpie
Reviewed February 18, 2019

Really enjoyed this gem. Lot of historical buildings including a barn and a train station. The museum portion explains how North Platte was a train stop for the troops traveling across the states in WW2. They had a canteen that greeted every train with free...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 415elfriedem
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

I always enjoy the times I go hear The fourth is one of thoughs. The anvil firingnis great. They take and anvil and blow it up in the air. It goes about 20 to 30 feet in the air!! And comes crashing down. The area...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

The 2 women were very gracious and friendly. A little bit of everything and I loved the Canteen display the most. Before my time, so I learned a lot about it.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from diningdishing | Reviewed this property |
I visited the Lincoln Co. Historical Museum on a '3 for 1' price ticket that allowed a person to visit three attractions for $10 (we visited the Buffalo Bill Ranch first and that is where I purchased my ticket, though you... More