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“Definitely worth the stop!”

Great Platte River Road Archway Monument
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Kearney
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Owner description: Spanning Interstate 80 - formerly the Great Platte River Road - that connects east to west, this archway holds 79,000 square feet of exhibits on the route's evolution and importance.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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119 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Definitely worth the stop!”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is a great place to take a break from your cross-country trip. It does an excellent job of portraying the history of the various journeys to the West - those seeking fortunes in CA, those seeking a better life in OR, and those seeking religious freedom in UT. The stories were told audibly, with the written word, and with life-sized dioramas and artifacts. Everyone working there was extremely nice and welcoming, and if you had questions you need only ask for the answers.

Visited March 2014
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, Usa
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

You may have driven under the arch many times and wondered if you should stop some day. Yes. do so. It tells the story of the westward migration in an entreating and interesting way. The recreated Indian dwellings are also worth a look.
This is not a tacky tourist stop.

Visited September 2013
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Worth the stop!”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Archway provides a great history lesson. A must see and an easy stop off the interstate. If you, like me, haven't been here in a while, it's time to stop in again.Very friendly and knowledgeable staff and volunteers.

Visited March 2014
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Omaha, Nebraska
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“It was closed”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

Unfortunately, the Archway was closed when I was there, set to reopen in a month or so. The exterior areas were really nice though. Bike/running trail links it with the rest of town.

Visited January 2014
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Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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200 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“An interesting place for those who like history!”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is a place that we have been interested in visiting but never took the time. It is great for those who enjoy the history of the Great Platte River Road from its beginnings as a route for pioneers traveling west through its development as part of the Lincoln Highway.

Visited March 2014
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