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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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  • 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 »
  • This is my 3rd time visiting the museum. The headsets used for the self-guided tour have really improved since the first time I was there years ago. It is still a great experience and very educational...  more »
  • We were Lucky to be the only ones there, the self guided audio tour was great. Our 12 and 11 year old daughters liked it and we stayed longer than expected. Recommend for about an hour stay.