Legacy of the Plains Museum

Legacy of the Plains Museum

Legacy of the Plains Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Legacy of the Plains Museum is a destination for people interested in stories of human and agricultural history in the North Platte Valley and High Plains. Our new state-of-the-art, interactive exhibits focus on the archeology of Native Americans and Westward Expansion, the lives of pioneering settlers, this establishment of irrigation, the development of rural communities, the diversity of cultures on the High Plains, and the innovative technologies and cultural practices of raising animals and crops in a semi-arid environment.
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1-2 hours
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judie1967
Omaha, Nebraska76 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Very interesting museum...lots to see and look at
Lots of stuff And was presented very nicely. Enjoyed seeing the amount of history represented.
Written May 27, 2023
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Mahmood
Muscat Governorate, Oman31 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
I enjoyed learning about the Oregon Trail and the history and culture around West of Nebraska. Definitely an informative museum with very nice volunteer tour guides. There are many opportunities for young children to try out at the museum. I do think the outside part (where the tractors and old trucks are displayed) needs to be prepared better. It might be because of the recent merger with the other museum.
Written August 18, 2022
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Csulotr
Chicago, IL14 contributions
Jul 2022
Because pioneers did not settle in the area until the latter 1800's. The museum is filled with earlier tools, communication, education, business and other collections. hands on exhibits like a try at milking a cow and block printing.
Written July 12, 2022
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Rebecca M
Brussels, Belgium3 contributions
Jun 2022
TripAdvisor suggest 1-2 hours for this museum - I'd say plan at least 3 hours! It is chock-full of fascinating artifacts and items that could take even a whole day to see everything. The displays are informative, engaging, even interactive. My favorite was the farming corner, where you could take little quizzes like "chicken or chocolate" where you had to guess whether the name was of a chicken breed or a kind of chocolate, practice milking a (fake) cow, touch different furs... The machinery displays explained in simple terms what each item did, making it understandable. I also loved how they presented the collection of clothing from different periods - this big line of pull-out vertical drawers, with the clothing and accessories hanging. A super interesting place for the entire family - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Written June 21, 2022
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John&Maria
4 contributions
May 2022
The history of the plains is very well told thru informative plaques. Many pieces of equipment are displayed to help illustrate the history. LOTS of old tractors, trailers, & trucks in a separate building and on the grounds. Also a couple of Old West style jail cells. FUN!!
Written June 18, 2022
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Michele H
33 contributions
Jun 2022
The building seems to be small until you go inside. There were so many things to see and the museum had a good many hands on exhibits.
Written June 13, 2022
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Kate Illinois1
Illinois4,579 contributions
Sep 2021
Admission fee $10.00. Started the visit watching a short film. The large museum has collections of native and early pioneer living, artifacts from over the years and antique farming equipment. Outdoor exhibits had a school bus tour, so we skipped that portion. We did walk by the Texas Longhorns.
Written December 21, 2021
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Peter K
Hurricane, UT754 contributions
Jul 2021
We visited here on 7/20/21. The museum is right next to Scott's Bluff NM and worth stopping at. It has a wealth of information on the areas development, agricultural history and life on the Plains. We spent over two hours going through the exhibits and thought they were well done. The museums volunteers are incredibly friendly and helpful. The entry fee was $10 per adult which was reasonable, there is a small gift shop, free parking and clean restrooms
Written July 25, 2021
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jimOmaha
Omaha, NE44 contributions
May 2021
Nice medium-sized museum with a lot of interesting displays. This museum is fairly new and we just happen to stubble across it after looking on Tripadvisor. Gering and Scottsbluff are separate towns, so we didn't think to look at each place. Worth the price of admission.
Written June 8, 2021
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Chip1959
Colonial Beach, VA65 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Was unsure, usually don’t visit museums but decided to give it a try. It was a self paced place and while there it was virtually empty. So we had the place to our self. Only a few of the attractions were closed due to virus.
In my opinion it was worth the visit.
Written May 21, 2021
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Legacy of the Plains Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM