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Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, Kearney

Categories: Monuments, History Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 460+ 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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  • This is a very unique attraction. It spans I80 and has iridescent hues and colors that change as you pass under it. I did not stop to look inside, etc but it is very neat attraction from the highway. 
  • Travelling across this highway, one passes under the arch. Next time, STOP! It is worth it. Every aspect of history is laid out in concise and appealing manner. The staff are fantastic, so cheery and ...  read more »
  • This was my third trip over quite a few years. If you've never been it's worth a stop. And the price. Especially if you like history - settler days to Route 66 all laid out. They did have an outside s...  read more »
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