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Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

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Great Platte River Road Archway Monument
from US$12.84*
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Spanning I-80 at Exit 275 in Kearney, NE, the Archway pays tribute to the pioneers of the past and inspires the adventurers of today. Our unique, family-friendly exhibit tells the story of the adventurers who followed the Great Platte River Road...more
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3060 E 1st St, Kearney, NE 68847-0462
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This unique museum is located in the air space above an interstate highway, the only such location in the country. Most of the great routes to the west bottleneck through this area, such as the Great Transcontinental Railroad, the Pony Express, the Oregon Trail, and...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a lot to learn here. Especially if you have any interest in the western trails during the 1850's. This feature has the added benefit of sound effects, made it come alive.

Thank Ken W
MarkF5124, Public Relations Manager at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the positive review. We hope you come back and visit us again, soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time I'd been there. Very interesting place. Lots of information and history. Went with a friend.

Thank Karen L
MarkF5124, Public Relations Manager at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review. We hope you come back and visit us again, soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visited this in early Oct. the escalator, that takes one up to the start of the tour, was out of order so did not get to experience that. And missed the window to look out at the traffic on the highway and to...More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing place to take kids! Lots of fun things to do! Very interactive and historic information. My grandkids really enjoyed “mining” for fossils, bone, shark teeth and gems!

Thank mrsbrad2009
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I had some serious reservations about this place since it looked a lot like some tourist traps I have seen before. I was pleasantly surprised with how well it was done. Even those who do not generally enjoy history can find this walk through our...More

Thank rocTheWest
MarkF5124, Public Relations Manager at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thanks for the thoughtful review. We hope you come back and visit us again, soon!

Reviewed 10 September 2018

An interesting Museum, walking tour. Worth your time if you are casually interested in westward migration. A solid amount of information and detail for the casual tour of 90 minutes or so. The headphone system works well but takes a bit of practice. It leads...More

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MarkF5124, Public Relations Manager at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thanks for a great review. We hope you come back and visit us again, soon!

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Been through here 3 times this year driving from Ohio to Oregon, first stop here. Price almost made us not go into museum tour...grateful we did. Gift shop sucks, no real historical type items, & very overpriced irrelavant things like school bus toy cars, stuffed...More

Thank Goldwing89
Mark F, Public Relations Manager at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thanks for the thoughtful review. Hope you come back and visit us again, soon!

Reviewed 4 September 2018

This is one of the best places I have visited in a long time. The unique way that they present the history of the area and the interactive way it is presented had my family wanting to do it again. This is well worth the...More

Thank John B
Mark F, Public Relations Manager at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thanks so much for the great review. We hope you come back and visit us again, soon!

Reviewed 1 September 2018

The Archway is a museum within an arch spanning I-80. Visitors enter via an escalator. The exhibit contains a series of dioramas detailing the history of the area from the earliest settlers to the mid 20th century. Visitors are given a device which provides audio...More

Thank ZSTER
Mark F, Public Relations Manager at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thanks for the great review. We hope you come back and visit us again, soon!

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mericksonjr
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Response from MarkF5124 | Property representative |
People often do park overnight. It is O.K.
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April S
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Response from Goldfisher132 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour and a half should do fine
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jgene1965
11 August 2017|
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Response from MarkF5124 | Property representative |
Yes, we have plenty of pull through parking for semis and RVs.
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