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Address: 2930 Old Oregon Trail, Gering, NE 69341
Phone Number: +1 308-436-1989
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Legacy of the Plains Museum was created in 2013 through the merger of two...

Legacy of the Plains Museum was created in 2013 through the merger of two well-established institutions: the North Platte Valley Museum and the Farm And Ranch Museum. The museum will constantly be changing as we build new exhibits and attractions. Check our website for the latest updates and events. Located on the Oregon Trail, the Legacy of the Plains Museum features an impressive collection of pioneer and early community artifacts, antique tractors, and farm implements; an 80-acre working farm; historic farmstead structures; and striking views of Scotts Bluff National Monument.

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We visited Legacy of the Plains Museum to learn more about my wife's family. The archivist, Amanda, is AMAZING! In a very short period of time, she found my Mother's-in-Law... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bill H
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Park City, Utah
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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Legacy of the Plains Museum to learn more about my wife's family. The archivist, Amanda, is AMAZING! In a very short period of time, she found my Mother's-in-Law birth announcement in the newspaper - not online! Amanda was so helpful and we really appreciate her help!

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Thank Bill H
legacyoftheplains, Archivist at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this review

Bill H, Thank you so much for stopping in. I'm always happy to help visitors learn more about their family's history. Should you need help with anything else, don't hesitate to let us know. Thank you both for coming in and I look forward to seeing you again. :) More 

Tucson
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They are working on new displays which will be ready in a couple of months. It was still interesting, but right now there is not much to see, but it looks like it will be great when finished.

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Thank TucsonExcruiser
legacyoftheplains, Archivist at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this review

Hello Tucson Excruiser, Thank you for your review. Yes, we are a work in progress and we're sorry you felt there was not enough here to see. The main museum building will be under construction until September, but we invite you to come back after that time and give us a second chance to wow you. Once again, thank you... More 

Arvada, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Legacy of the Plains is working to complete a major renovation. During the construction, no less than the museum's curator showed our small group around the exhibits and the future exhibits for the new museum. We also enjoyed a tour through the restored home of early farmers, and then wandered around the array of farm implements and tractors. Located on... More 

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legacyoftheplains, Archivist at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this review

MacPoole, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! It was an honor to show your group around the grounds. The Weideman Farmstead Home is definitely a crowd favorite. We love showing how agriculture impacted life on the High Plains. You summed up our goal and mission wonderfully in your review. If you are able to come back after mid-September,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

It doesn't take long to visit this museum and it's really cool. If you're in Scottsbluff/Gering you must stop here. The people are really proud to tell you about the area and its history. Just take 15 minutes and check it out.

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Thank Sande G
legacyoftheplains, Archivist at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this review

Sande G, Thank you for sharing your experience! We appreciate your feedback and are glad that you had a great time at our museum. Although we do hope everyone can spend more than 15 minutes. ;) Once again, thank you for your compliments and come visit us again soon. More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This is a place to stop if you are interested in learning more about agriculture in Nebraska's Panhandle and in the North Platte Valley. Great displays and many, many pieces of farm equipment.

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legacyoftheplains, Archivist at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this review

Terry H, We appreciate your feedback and are glad that you had a great time at our museum. Our tractors are a big hit with the kids and we enjoy showing visitors just what went into both dryland and irrigated farming through the years. For even more tractor and farm machinery fun, come back and check us out for our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is a new facility. The museum continues to be added to. A very nice gift shop and snacks. If you are a person who enjoys old farm equipment and past farming life, this is the place to stop for a pleasant break in a drive. If is just down the road from Scotts Bluff National Monument. There are long... More 

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legacyoftheplains, Archivist at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this review

MARK S, Thank you for sharing your experience. We appreciate your feedback and are glad that you enjoyed your driving break at our museum. Our gift shop is newly renovated and the facility keeps growing each day. We love highlighting how agriculture impacted the North Platte Valley area as it was such an instrumental part of everyday life. Once again,... More 

Sparta, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This place is not completely up and running yet. As passer byers we stopped to check this place out. It is mostly stuff from the area as well as a collection farming equipment.

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legacyoftheplains, Archivist at Legacy of the Plains Museum, responded to this review

Rambler_JA, Thank you for sharing your experience. Yes, our main exhibit gallery is currently under renovation but we will be completely finished by mid-September. If you are able to come back by our way again after this time, we hope you'll give us a second chance as it won't even look like the same museum you saw. Our goal here... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

There is a very nice collection of farm and ranch machinery and equipment displayed on the grounds. Anybody with more than a passing interest in the land use and settlement history of this region should find it very interesting (I know I sure did). You don’t need to pay an admission fee to check it out.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

On my way along Oregon Trail and Pony Express Trail, headed to Scotts Bluff when I noticed this new museum. Surprisingly top quality living history museum featuring all the history of the area including farming, pioneers and American Indians. I especially enjoyed their pre-show gallery where there a series of short movies on the history of the area. I also... More 

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Lakewood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had a blast checking out all the old farm equipment, and learning how farming was done in the old days. We went a couple years ago to their cattle dog trials, wow that was so much fun!! I can hardly wait for that to return. They have a cute gift shop too that has some hand made things from... More 

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