Legacy of the Plains Museum

Legacy of the Plains Museum, Gering: Hours, Address, Legacy of the Plains Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

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
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Peter K
Hurricane, UT637 contributions
Interesting museum, great volunters and worth visiting
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, NE34 contributions
Nice stop after seeing the other sights
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
Worth the visit
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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virginias729
Santa Rosa, CA235 contributions
Legacy of the plains museum
Sep 2020
This museum is awesome. Set up with excellence to take you through the stages of history. We thoroughly enjoyed it!
Written November 17, 2020
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GeekHistory
Dover, DE791 contributions
Very Nice Museum
Sep 2020
A very nice museum with historic displays, but nothing jumped out at me as being unique. Based on the reviews we were expecting more and were a bit disappointed. The displays were similar to the Lincoln County Historical Museum in North Platte we were at a few days before, and the Lincoln County Historical Museum in North Platte had a lot more to see. The best part of stopping here was the beautiful view from the parking lot.
Written September 26, 2020
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milldawn
Flower Mound, TX21 contributions
A Nice Museum
Sep 2020
This was a great museum about the history and people of this region. The staff was so friendly and helpful. They seemed genuinely happy that we had stopped to visit. The collection is extensive and very well displayed . I think young children would love to visit here especially with all the old farm equipment in the back.
Written September 25, 2020
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Julie
New Orleans, LA386 contributions
A panhandle treasure! Must do when visiting Western Nebraska!
Jul 2020
We were in Scottsbluff visiting family and figured my tractor obsessed two-year-old would enjoy going to see some old tractors. I was not expecting to spend 3-4 hours here! Wow, what a treasure for the panhandle of Nebraska! Simply stated, the "Legacy of the Plains Museum" was fabulous and contained so much more than the "old tractors" I was expecting to see during our visit! In addition to the exhibits in the main museum, we enjoyed touring the historically authentic homes (1950's, 1930's and 1890's) as well as viewing the extensive collection of farm equipment. Equally impressive was our volunteer tour guide, Hunter Miller. His maturity, knowledge and enthusiasm for history led me to believe he was older than a sophomore in high school and we appreciated all the extra tidbits he shared with us while touring each building. Highly recommend this museum to anyone visiting (or living in) the Nebraska Panhandle.
Written July 29, 2020
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Judy S
Pulaski, TN457 contributions
Big Museum
Jun 2020
This big museum has lots of displays and tells of the land there in Nebraska. There are several interactive displays, but they were not open due to COVID-19.
Written July 26, 2020
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unhappy c
Montana185 contributions
Fascinating, and Fun!
Jul 2020
Very fun exhibits, a wide range of subjects and well-chosen artifacts. We enjoyed learning more about the history and agriculture of this region. I think the curators hit the sweet spot of information and fascination here......we'd meant to look around just a little while as we waited for a family event elsewhere, but decided to return in the afternoon to see the exhibits we'd missed. Great collection of tractors and old vehicles in one outer building, other outdoor exhibits were beyond our scope this time. I'd love to visit again.
Written July 20, 2020
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Amanda R
Glendale, AZ6 contributions
Great place for the whole family!
Mar 2020 • Family
My husband and I loved all the history. They had puzzles, coloring and other activities for our kids. The building was so clean and new! Very happy with our experience.
Written March 14, 2020
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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