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Sod House Museum

Northwest corner of I-80, Gothenburg, NE
+1 308-537-2680
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This site is right off Hwy 80, so it'll just take a minute to get there if you're passing by. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harry46342
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Parker, Colorado
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Make it a destination; A great piece of early American history

We almost missed going through Nebraska, but the visit to this sod house was incredible. We were... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
raisesservicepuppies
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Bozeman, Montana
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Museum dedicated to the art and history of the sod homes of pioneer days.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“the barn” (8 reviews)
“barbed wire” (8 reviews)
“great stop” (6 reviews)
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Northwest corner of I-80, Gothenburg, NE
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+1 308-537-2680
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"gas station"
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"gift shop"
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"pioneer life"
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"short stop"
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"well worth the stop"
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"pony express"
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"buffalo"
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"sculptures"
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"homes"
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"history"
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"nebraska"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site is right off Hwy 80, so it'll just take a minute to get there if you're passing by. A nice look back at the past that'll make you appreciate the creature comforts we take for granted now. That was some tough living!

Thank Harry46342
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

We almost missed going through Nebraska, but the visit to this sod house was incredible. We were fortunate that Sues (sp?) was the docent that day and she was full of historical information about the times and the family who owned the house. The current...More

Thank raisesservicepuppies
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Spent an hour here and loved it. Cute gift shop with a great history museum in there. Interesting sod house and barbed wire sculptures. Donation based. Great woman working there (didn’t get her name but she told us she was 85). Loved her!!

Thank Sarahut
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

You might think that the grass is greener on the other side of Nebraska, but if you miss this gem, you'll be green with envy. The Sod House will uproot your expectations of what a museum can be. Easily one of the seven wonders of...More

Thank mattclazar
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

A bit difficult to find as it hides among gas stations behind a small Restaurant. Sadly it was already closed for the winter season - on 9sep ?? - so I could only see it from outside. Would have loved to bist.

Thank eva1500
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Cool sculptures made of bed springs and barb wire that you can walk up to. We left early morning and the barn was closed so we didn't go inside.

Thank danellw
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

We walked over from the hotel, found and interesting women who let us walk around and see t "museum" and sod house. Good location just off of I 80 and next to the Platte River. Helps give us some idea of how hard people worked...More

Thank Jim R
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This was so close to our hotel we couldn't pass it up. I really enjoyed it. The lady working inside knew her history and did a fantastic job giving us the low down even when I said we were just passing quickly through. Cute little...More

Thank stephmhart
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great stop! The lady on duty was very informative and able to answer our questions. It's a small museum but very interesting. The sod house was set up like it would have been originally. Also has Barb wire sculptures if a buffalo...More

Thank sue6k
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

I found out about this place by accident. What a great find! A little museum about pioneer life with a sample sod home right on site. Lots of great old photos including pics of entire families posed in front of their homes, with their names...More

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