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Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

3060 E 1st St, Kearney, NE 68847-0462
+1 308-237-1000
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This museum could stand alone anywhere in the area without the gimmick of building it over the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
The Villages, FL
via mobile
Very well done. Nice museum

We visited this museum with our teen sons. It was very nicely done and presented a great amount of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lincoln, NE
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
3060 E 1st St, Kearney, NE 68847-0462
+1 308-237-1000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum could stand alone anywhere in the area without the gimmick of building it over the highway - but they built it over the highway. The presentation was good, and the subject matter interesting. When you get the audio recording, also get the headphones....More

Thank VillagerRick
Reviewed yesterday

We visited this museum with our teen sons. It was very nicely done and presented a great amount of information. They gave an audio machine to each person and that allows you to travel at your own pace. If something is not of interest to...More

Thank twoboys4me
Reviewed 2 days ago

On a lo g road trip to Colorado, I planed few stops to make the trip interesting and stretch the legs. The Archway way was a great option, it is basically an interesting rest stop on the boring road through Nebraska, it has a great...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took a tour group of 45 to this monument, not fully knowing what to expect. We were very pleasantly surprised by this museum stretching across and over Interstate 80 near Kearney, Nebraska. The exhibits take you back in time as they pay tribute to...More

Thank NancyMcJ
Reviewed 6 days ago

As a former Kearney resident, I've returned to Kearney many times to visit family. This trip my husband and I went to see the Archway! Great Exhibits! Very well done and full of historical information. We both thoroughly enjoyed it!

Thank CruiseNighter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have driven under this place many times and finally stopped in. So glad we did. It is very well done and had a lot of information. Our 8 and 9 year old really enjoyed it. Workers were all very polite.

Thank JenH_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passed by many times. One time finally went in it is such a cool and interesting place. If your looking for something to do while your in Kearny this is a fun place that will entertain everyone in the group!

Thank Isabel R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop if you're in the area or need a place to stop while traveling. A lot of good history. Great for all ages.

Thank Scott_LynnRae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been past before, but had to stay tonight. This is a great way to spend some time in Kearney. It is a great history tour of hoe our country was developed. I am old enough to have lived some of it and it...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Archway Museum spans I-80 in Kearney Nebraska. At first I thought the "over the highway" gimmick would be the better part of this attraction but it turns out to be a well done exhibit about westward expansion. And they also had a tiny window...More

Thank cityglow
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Michelle G
22 June 2017|
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Response from OkieTraveler405 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michelle, It's really a matter of personal preference. Having raised three kids, my advice would be to show them pictures of each or let them research online and let them choose, that way they have made the choice and the... More
Sue M
28 August 2016|
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Response from Marty L | Reviewed this property |
The cost is $12.00 and well worth the price in my opinion. Lots of diverse history about the settlers, and immigrants who traveled across the plains.