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Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, Kearney
(4.2/5 based on 480 reviews on the web)
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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  • Huge investment to put this whole destination up in the air over the Interstate. You walk inside, pay $12 and get a special radio receiver and headphones. Professional sound production in the building...  more »
  • This is a beautiful building with a fun tour, but it's more a historical fiction type museum with the history of Mormons and what they want the world to think happened, not always an accurate protraya...  more »
  • We greatly enjoyed the movie in the visitor center, the surroundings, and the brief walk. Really regret not spending the money to visit the museum; it looked outstanding in person, and we had seen a m...  more »