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Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, 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 Monument 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 Monument and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kearney vacation route planner.
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  • This past year we stopped overnight in Kearney with our granddaughter on our way to Colorado. The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument was definitely a trip highlight. A few things that we saw wer...  more »
  • Been driving by here for years and finally stopped. Very cool idea, looks much smaller from the outside. 
  • This amazing building/museum/display/attraction/interactive educational center is a "must see" for anyone interested in the history of the western migration across America from the earliest pioneers t...  more »