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Fort Kearny State Historical Park, Kearney

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  • Made this our first stop on our Oregon Trail route and my boys loved being able to run around and see what life used to be like.  more »
  • Fort Kearney has a very nice little museum which is about the early pioneers and the importance of the Fort Kearney site! Most interesting to history lovers and early-Kearney history especially.  more »
  • Much of the time, state historic sites are unable to link themselves to a larger story outside of their own but Fort Kearny is an exception. This site was interesting and I could easily understand how...  more »
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  • For I-80 travelers, this is a good not too far out of the way place to stretch your legs and learn a little about pioneer life along the California, Mormon, Oregon, and Pony Express National Historic Trails. On the right weekends, you might even get to experience a living history exhibit.
  • Good historical site along the oregon trail. Helpful staff.
  • If you take the time to get off of Interstate 80, Nebraska and the Platte River Valley in particular are such wonderful places. I was heading to Indiana from Utah and needed a break. I knew that there was a bicycle bridge across the Platte River here, so I stopped and rode. Even though it was December, it was very pleasant. This is an underdeveloped park. It's not fancy but it's clean and pleasant in a humble sort of way. I really enjoyed it.
  • Nice place to camp. They have an area that the Scouts can reserve and hold private camps.
  • I loved the openness as well as the historical structures, speakers, and the video that was shown up front!

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