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Address: 710 W 11th St, Kearney, NE 68845-7340
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Rails Museum

Nice stop. Able to climb into a steam train engine and caboose. Walking around, looking into 1 room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, go into a tepee. Self guided tour is free.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 August 2015
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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

My brother was visiting from the UK and we had exhausted all things to do in a few days. I drive past this Museum daily and never really thought about visiting but so glad we did. I'd call this a hidden gem. We had a guided tour and everything was explained to us. We learned a lot. They are expanding... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We went by on a Sunday afternoon and Ross gave us a great tour of all the old buildings etc. It was great to see a young man volunteering on a Sunday afternoon to share the history of Kearney Nebraska and surrounding area

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Very clean place. You can learn a lot about the early days of the west. My two grandkids loved the place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We had a great visit on opening day. We took the tour and our guide was very good. She answered all of the questions that were asked. It is a very informative and fun place to visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

The caboose and locomotive were very interesting. The guide took us around to all the buildings and told us all about their history. The blacksmith shop was also interesting. Very worthwhile for the price.

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Thank Connie P
Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

This is an amazing place to visit. Lots of history and great attraction to walk through. The blacksmith shop is one of our favorite places.

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Jennifer guided us through the museum lasting an hour on board the caboose, locomotive, and the historic, prairie buildings such as an historic hotel, working blacksmith and livery stable. There's about 7-8 buildings total. Jennifer is very knowledgeable and friendly. We're glad we stopped by.

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Thank Lucia R
Waterloo, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Nice stop. Able to climb into a steam train engine and caboose. Walking around, looking into 1 room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, go into a tepee. Self guided tour is free.

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Thank Rks79
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Was expecting a little more train stuff.Everything worth seeing would take about 5 minutes.I hear there are more train things in North Platte.Would not recommend for train buffs but there were some old buildings you can tour for a small fee if that is your thing!

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

The Trails and Rails Museum is full of Nebraska history. Our tour guide said it was his first time giving a tour but he did a very professional and entertaining tour. They have several historic buildings to tour plus a steam locomotive and a caboose. Worth the trip to see.

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