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Legacy of the Plains Museum

Opens in 30 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Educational and worthy

Pretty large museum and grounds.You could probably blow through in about an hour or you could spend... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
steve m
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phoenix, Arizona, USA
A nice surprise!

We visited the museum during a layover on our trip to WY.....glad we stopped! The collection is... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
vsp1524
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Canton, North Carolina
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 September 18, 2018

Pretty large museum and grounds.You could probably blow through in about an hour or you could spend the better part of a day and only scratch the surface. Depends on the individual. If you are interested in low tech engineering and ingenuity this place is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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legacyoftheplains, Executive Director at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Steve m, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our museum! Yes, with 80-acres of working farmland in addition to the museum's campus, there is a lot of ground to cover. We like to say we have a little bit of something...More

Reviewed September 6, 2018

We visited the museum during a layover on our trip to WY.....glad we stopped! The collection is huge, and you can spend a great amount of time inside learning about the area. Highly recommend it. Also enjoyed visiting the house outside and seeing the longhorns....brought...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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legacyoftheplains, Executive Director at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed spending your layover here. Reminding folks of their childhood memories is one of our specialties. Should you be in our area again, please do stop by and...More

Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting museum with interactive displays. There are children activities as well. Videos were done very well. Especially the video on sugar beets! :)More

Date of experience: July 2018
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legacyoftheplains, Executive Director at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Donna S, Thank you for visiting Legacy of the Plains Museum! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the museum. We designed the Main Exhibit Hall with children in mind, so we are glad to hear you liked those aspects. Lots of time and effort...More

Reviewed August 1, 2018

What a surprise! This museum is chock full of interesting and informative exhibits. The videos are well done, the depth of detail is amazing and overall it's an outstanding place to stop going to or from the Scottsbluff National Monument.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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legacyoftheplains, Executive Director at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

redrosesue, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We appreciate all of your compliments, and will pass them on to the volunteers and community members who helped make this all possible. Again, thank you for visiting the Legacy of the Plains Museum and...More

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Great displays about the people and the agriculture of the area. Interesting displays which really explained how different farming in Nebraska is from other parts of the country. Nice quilts too!More

Date of experience: July 2018
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legacyoftheplains, Executive Director at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Beth H, Thank you so much for taking the time to review the museum! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our history of the High Plains. Farming certainly is unique in this region as it is a semi-arid environment. Agriculture impacted everything from how...More

Reviewed July 8, 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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legacyoftheplains, Executive Director at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

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

Reviewed June 23, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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legacyoftheplains, Executive Director at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

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

Reviewed June 17, 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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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