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Legacy of the Plains Museum

2930 Old Oregon Trl, Gering, NE 69341-8500
+1 308-436-1989
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Excellent museum

This museum was a surprise. We knew it had been redone and what a wonderful job was done! We very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer D
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Excellent meeting room available. Museum is brand new and fully operational now. Opened two years... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Doug G
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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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  • Average3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2930 Old Oregon Trl, Gering, NE 69341-8500
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was a surprise. We knew it had been redone and what a wonderful job was done! We very much enjoyed our two plus hours there. We could have spent longer but our feet wore out. This museum is a fantastic addition to the...More

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legacyoftheplains, Executive Director at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jennifer D, Thank you so much taking the time to review us! We love surprising visitors with our newly opened Main Exhibit Hall. We are glad you enjoyed your time here. We wanted to create a space that interacts and engages all sorts of people...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meeting room available. Museum is brand new and fully operational now. Opened two years ago but now 100% of features going.More

Thank Doug G
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legacyoftheplains, Executive Director at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Doug G, Thank you so much for your review! We enjoy renting the facility out to different groups, and we are glad to hear your meeting went well. We appreciate your kind words. It was a pleasure to schedule a tour for your group. I...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Make sure you allow enough time to go through the museum. There is a ton of information on how this part of the country was settled. Great presentation.

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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum on a recommendation from a volunteer at Scott's Bluff and were not disappointed. We spent approximately three hours roaming thru the museum's fascinating items and short movies. We especially like the way it is laid out and all the art work.More

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legacyoftheplains, Executive Director at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

livingonwheels, Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and visit us! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself. We always tell visitors to plan an hour and a half, but with everything to do inside and outside, a three...More

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Reviewed May 19, 2018

We had a rainy day to fill and decided to drop by. Best decision of the stay in Nebraska! There is so much to see and lots of exhibits were hands on. Be sure to stop reading and look at the items on display (I...More

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legacyoftheplains, Executive Director at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2018

orracle, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us - and stopping in on a rainy day! I am glad to hear you enjoyed reading our signs. Yes, we tell our visitors to allow themselves at least that much time in the...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Expect to spend some time here. Soooo much to take in. Extensive exhibits about agriculture and how it progressed in the area from dry farming to irrigation, from weed control to soil control. Good stuff. Very nice quilt exhibit dated from years ago. Spacious and...More

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legacyoftheplains, Executive Director at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Lastrick, Thank you for visiting and sharing your review! Yes, we usually advise visitors to plan at least an hour minimum through the Main Exhibit Hall. Once you include the other buildings on the grounds, it is easy to spend a whole day here. We...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018

I wasn't expecting much, but was ultimately blown away. The history of this region is rich and the Museum does not let you down. From the early travelers on the Oregon trail, to the rising of the region until today, this museum tells you all...More

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legacyoftheplains, Executive Director at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Jon C., Thank you for taking the time to review our museum! We strive to never let our visitors down when it comes to getting your money's worth. And you are right - there is a ton of history here in Nebraska, and we try...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

The Legacy of the Plains Museum is another of Nebraska's hidden treasures. I have not been in any other pioneer era museum that has the quality materials, displays and narrative as what is found at this Gering, Nebraska site. Classy and very well done!More

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legacyoftheplains, Executive Director at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

B6816WRjohnm, Thank you so much for your review and kind words! We were so glad to have you come through the museum. Great care was taken to select the stories, displays and exhibit that are on display. When you return to our area, please stop...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

We were fortunate to visit this museum right after the eclipse on August 21, 2017. First off, the folks running the place and accommodating visitors there for the eclipse were very friendly. They had the best spot for viewing the eclipse too in the area...More

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legacyoftheplains, Executive Director at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2018

NYsquirrel, Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We are so glad you came out to the museum for the solar eclipse. It was so much fun and we enjoyed talking with all of the individuals from all over the globe. We...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

. I've visited many museums and this one is one of the best. Plan on at least a hour or two. I was disappointed in their gift shop. I like to take home something to remember the area I'm visiting but many of the items...More

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legacyoftheplains, Executive Director at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

_marbill47, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself. Our annual Harvest Festival is held annually on the third weekend in September. We hope you are able to come next year! We are a relatively new...More

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