Spanning I-80 at Exit 275 in Kearney, NE, the Archway salutes the pioneers of the past and inspires the adventurers of today. You can spend about an hour and a half or an entire afternoon at the Archway. Explore our unique, family-friendly historical exhibit, visit our replica sod house, picnic on the Archway campus, stroll on our hike/bike trail, turn the kids lose in our Trail Blaze Maze and feed the fish in our pond from our vintage bridge. Then, plan the rest of your trip in our Nebraska Visitors Center. The Archway is a one-of-a-kind experience that’s entertaining and inspiring for the whole family.
What You'll Get
Visit: Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, 3060 E 1st St, Kearney, NE 68847-0462
The Archway provides personal audio devices for a self-guided tour of our historical experience. Begin the tour when you arrive, at any time during our business hours, and complete it at your leisure. The typical tour takes about 1.5 hours.
In the Archway's historical exhibit, you’ll walk with the pioneers over the Oregon Trail. Watch a rider make a quick stop to switch horses at a Pony Express Station. Hear Mark Twain’s account of a cross-country stagecoach trip. Relive the competition that created the first Transcontinental Railroad, and visit a travelers’ campground to hear stories of life on “America’s Main Street,” the Lincoln Highway. All this history and more happened right here on the Great Platte River Road in Nebraska. Using life-size figures in elaborate scenic displays and personal audio tour devices, the Archway tells an inspiring American story of discovery, innovation, and adventure.
Travelers on today’s I-80 are following in the footsteps of the pioneers who headed down the Oregon Trail in the 1840s. The means of transportation have changed, but the route has stayed pretty much the same. We are still following the Great Platte River Road across Nebraska on the road to adventure in America.
The admission price applies to the historic exhibit only. Other amenities on the Archway campus are accessible at no charge.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- The Archway is wheelchair accessible and a limited number of loaner wheelchairs are available.
- The Archway has plenty of pull-through parking spaces for RVs, trailers, and semis.
- Just minutes east Kearney, NE, the Archway offers easy access to an abundance of hotel and restaurant options.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
- All taxes, fees, and handling charges
- Access to all exhibits
- Use of headset
- Entry/Admission - Great Platte River Road Archway Monument
- Food and drinks, available to purchase
1 to 2 hours
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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