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“Worth the Stop!”

Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

It's a few miles off of the Interstate but right on the edge of Grand Island. Start your tour at the visitor center before journeying across over 200 acres of 1893 prairie life. There are staff that are engaged in activities in Railroad Town. Be sure to ask the blacksmith to fashion your favorite implement. It's amazing to see how a strip of iron becomes a horseshoe! Weekends and holidays have the greatest number of staff on duty but our Wednesday visit was nice, the calm before the 4th of July 'storm.'

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Our destination was Kearney and the Great Platte River Road Archway, but it was early in the day as we approached Grand Island. The AAA guidebook suggested the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer. We decided to take a look, expecting nothing unusual. OMG! What a marvelous museum with informed guides, well-kept 1890s "Railroad Town," interesting Lincoln Highway display, and the friendliest staff you would want. The 1893 farmstead, a flour mill, depot -- all just so inviting and authentic. We at first scoffed that it would require four hours. We left after three and had not visited the antique farm and auto exhibit.

Thank daisymae112
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

An 1890’s town covering 200 acres. There was a beautiful large main building with lots of original exhibited artifacts – washing machine, Steinway piano and organ, farming implements, wagon, blacksmith billow, lace doilies, 1890’s train town which had many homes, one of which Henry Fonda lived in as a baby. A planning mill where a man used lathes and other wood-working equipment – shapers and sanders – was working on a couple of desks, also a hardware store, school, jail, post office and more. All buildings were decorated and stocked with period items. Knowledgeable guides in period clothing were everywhere to tell about the buildings and furnishings and answer any questions. They also had a large steam engine (1901) and coach (1871) and a Pawnee Earth Lodge – very cool indeed.

Thank Mirandajoe
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

This museum is interesting just by the architecture of the main building compared to what they are representing. The old buildings include some cool stuff, I've even stolen design ideas from a house there that Henry Fonda lived in. Sometimes they have demonstrations but you should check ahead if seeing that is important to you. Fun stop on a road trip.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

A great place to see how the people of the 1800s lived in the mid west. Very nice village lay out. Wish we had more time to spend, but we got there in the afternoon. Suggest start in the morning and see it all.

Thank Oldfoxbob
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