Fort Kearny State Historical Park, Kearney

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  • This is a jewel in the crown of Nebraska. It is well preserved, has a great museum and the people there are very friendly. The buildings are gone but they have rebuilt the blacksmith shop. Where the f...  more »
  • Visited on promise of exciting re-enactors. Turned out they were there to amuse themselves, not the visitors. My well-behaved kid, who has pretty low expectations, felt very unwelcome. Was very disapp...  more »
  • 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 »
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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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