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Great Platte River Road Archway, Kearney

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Stretching for more than 91 m (300 ft) across Nebraska's section of Interstate 80, Great Platte River Road Archway uses its position to document the history of the westward expansion of the United States and its people. Designed to recall the external appearance of a classic covered bridge, the museum also comprises two towers that anchor the structure. Wander the complex on a self-guided tour, and you'll be transported back to the Oregon Trail and the pioneers of the Old West, many of whom passed through nearby Kearney. Moving forward, you'll experience the trials, tribulations, and successes of technology, infrastructure, and development during America's move west, including the advent of modern-day transportation. Plan your visit to Great Platte River Road Archway and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kearney vacation route planner.
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  • Always go here and take my friends and family. Very interesting. And a worth while to go to . If your a historian go  more »
  • We have been to the "Arch" on several occasions and we always enjoy the experience. The "Arch" gives a great explanation of the waves of people that have crossed the nation from east to west. Access o...  more »
  • After passing this site for years, we finally took the time to stop and visit! WOW!!! What a treasure! Built literally over I-80, it holds far more than one would think. The exhibits span a great peri...  more »