Museum of the Fur Trade, Chadron

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#9 of 60 in Museums in Nebraska
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  • This museum offers several displays that are related to the period of the 1800's. Fur traders were the Jim Bridger and kit Carson of this area  more »
  • We had extra time in our schedule and decided to visit this museum after seeing it on the map. I was mainly interested in the reconstructed sod trading post which was fascinating. However, I was surpr...  more »
  • Stopped on way to rapid city ,not expecting much totally shocked at items n display from a. Massive canoe to tiny Indian kids bootees explained the start of the fur trade exceptional pieces clothes gu...  more »
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  • A really nice roadside Museum well worth the visit! No, it won't get into the ethics of fur as viewed today, but does present a good overview of the history of fur trapping and trading in American History. Lot's of good items on display, and if you are into firearms...they have plenty to see. That being what it is, the overall presentation seems balanced and fair to the topic and the times with some acknowledgment of diversity (i never knew there were at least a few Hawaiian fur trappers in North America) and to the unintended outcomes the fur trade sometimes led too.
  • Being interested in neither fur nor guns, I was not enthusiastic about this museum, but I am very glad I stopped. It takes a long time to see everything, so plan accordingly. If returning, I would take a break/snack outside in the middle of my visit. So many historic things to see and think about - much more than fur and guns.
  • Wonderfull friendly and knowledgeable people! Lots of antique goods! History!!
  • Outstanding exhibits! Great research center.
  • The collection is extensive and well interpreted for a museum and history lover. The signs are 'dated' rather than jump-out-and-throttle-you fancy, but this allows the curators to display so very many items. Some new videos are available on the displays. It was interesting to see the Revenant movie costumes and learn of the Museum's role in that production.
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