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Homestead National Monument of America

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Early Nebraska History

To go to take guests from out of town. The new center is very informative and then the walking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glen B
Beatrice, Nebraska
Delightful and Informative Experience

This was s surprise as we say saw the sign on highway 4. We decided to stop and were very pleased... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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With the promise of Free Land, the Homestead Act of 1862 enticed millions to cultivate the frontier. Families, immigrants, women, and freed slaves flooded 10 percent of the nation’s land to chase their American Dream. American Indian cultures and...more
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8523 W State Highway 4, Beatrice, NE 68310-6743
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To go to take guests from out of town. The new center is very informative and then the walking trails are fun and educational. Every year my grandchildren come from out of town and that's the one place that they want to go back to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Glen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was s surprise as we say saw the sign on highway 4. We decided to stop and were very pleased that we did. This National Site commemorates the passage of the Homestead Act of 10862 where qualified individuals could get up to 160 acres...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small monument to the act that changed the country. Dealt well with what it meant to the indigenous people already living here and how many failed in the attempt to homestead.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jpro56
Reviewed July 28, 2019

This place is for all ages. You can spend as little or as much time as you want here and it's free. The inside has several displays and a well done video. The young man working did a great job explaining the history of the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank dontchange
Reviewed July 27, 2019

In the middle of a road trip from Colorado Springs to Council Bluffs, Iowa, we stopped here for a shady picnic lunch and some learning at Homestead NM. I am super interested in homesteading (surely a result of my Laura Ingalls obsession) and this place...More

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

So much insight into the Homestead Act. There is tragedy here with the removal of American Indians from their land but so much hope for the Homesteaders who came to this land for a new beginning. When you stand on the deck and walk the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 12, 2019

Homestead National Monument is a very informative and interesting historical park in the plains of Nebraska. One can easily spend a half-day to a full day engaging in a variety of activities at this park. The park has three stops – 1. Heritage Center (the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Previa1994
Reviewed July 2, 2019

When we have friends and family come from out of State to visit us, we take a trip to the Homestead Monument. It is fun but educational. We can take a trail in pleasant weather and tour the inside in the not so pleasant weather....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Diana F
Reviewed June 30, 2019

Visited here while passing through eastern Nebraska, and was not dissapointed. The place did a great job of showing the history of the 1862 Homestead Act and how it dramatically affected settlement of many parts of the U.S. There were a couple of visitor centers...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank James T
Reviewed June 29, 2019

Very informative about homesteading and how it changed the western United States. Nice displays and friendly staff.

Date of experience: June 2019
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March 1, 2019|
Response from RobertW2h483MD | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and there are a lot of sign boards and displays. There are sign boards about the homestead act and its consequences. I remember there is a very good extensive display about the flowers and plants of the area. Of... More
September 26, 2018|
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Response from Bruce H | Reviewed this property |
I would allow at least 2 hours to see the exhibits indoors and out