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Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

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Kearney, NE


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Dancers of the Plains

Sarah says 8 years ago
I here they are going to have a Native American Pow Wow June 20, 2009 that will be held at the Archway annually after this June. They are going to have dancing, drumming, food, crafts, and interactive demonstration. The cost is free will donation to the Dancers of the Plains. The Arch will still cost, but to go to one event does not mean that you have to go to the other. I hope to see you all there.

Native American Pow Wow

Sarah says 8 years ago
Dancers of the Plains is an entertaining and educational Native American event, featuring Native American dancing and drumming by the Plains tribes. In 2009 the Great Platte River Road Archway welcomes the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma back to their traditional homeland for the featured tribe of the first exhibition of a pow wow celebration. Visitors can also learn about Native American life on the plains from primitive-life exhibitors and vendors, enjoy American Indian style food and crafts, and more. Admission to the primitive exhibitor and pow wow exhibition area will be by free-will donation. Guests can also tour the Archway at regular admission prices. For more information visit www.archway.org.

Join us on June 20, 2009 for the Pawnee Powwow with 16 or 17 Pawnee dancers. Starting 2010 we will be making this a yearly event with several Native American nations competing in the powwow.


Sarah says 8 years ago
Great stop to make for any family traveling. I loved the characters that greet you when you walk in. Everything was done very well and I can't wait to go back.

Dancers of the Plains

Sarah says 7 years ago
They are going to be having another Pow Wow on June 18-19, 2010 from 10-4. There will be demonstrations, food, arts, crafts and much more. The Archway is welcoming the Pawnee and Arikara Indians. So, I hope to all see you there.

Great Platte River Road Archway Monument - Reviews from across the web

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I now know to remember to allow myself enought time to follow all the signs that finally lead you to the Monument. Because at 80 miles an hr you need to be prepared to find it. A...

This IS lame. After backtracking a couple of miles off I-80, we were met by a hokey re-enactor who told us where to buy tickets and he spoke so slowly I wanted to shake him. The...

Fantastic Place - user review
Well planned tour through the old times right up to fairly modern times. Headsets a great idea, keep outside interference to a minimum. Have been several times, will go back again, reason...

Great Experience - user review
The construction was done expertly, very true to life like figures and great dioramas, and the story accompaning the tour was great.(wireless headphones,great idea!). Enjoyed the whole...

Don't Waste Your Money - user review
The Platte River Valley is beautiful and serene until the Great Platte River Road Archway appears on the horizon. This structure spanning Interstate 80 is quite an eyesore. On...

It is a must see! - user review
The exhibts are exciting and very educational depicting the history of transportation through this area. One needs to plan on spending more than a few minutes going thrugh the...

Just passing through!! - user review
I've never actually stopped because I didn't know it was a museum. It was always my 1/2 way marker between WI & CO so I am always delighted to see it coming down the road! Now that I ...

Waste of an hour - user review
I felt the museum was a lot of hype and very little else. It contained very few artifacts or historic information. As you walk through the museum you wear headphones that tell stories f...

No title - user review
We thoroughly enjoyed this stop! It really was well done and gave an excellent overview of the history of travel from the old trails to current day. We are very...

Worthwhile stop off I-80 - user review
Excellent, well-constructed and entertaining review of various travels across the country. From the Mormon & Oregon Trails, Transcontinental Railroads, Lincoln Highway, I-80...grea...

Very Nicely Done - user review
I am not usually a fan of roadside tourist stops. However, this one is very nice and enjoyable to visit. Its not a museum, just a series of audio visual displays that depict the histo...

Don't Bother Buying Tickets! - user review
This is so lame! It's all hokey re-enactments and fake exhibits. It's hard to get to. It's not worth the $10 admission, although kids might enjoy it. It's loud. They have only a fe...

An awsome experience - user review
This was a high light of our trip. We fallowed the oregon trail from Wy. to Kearney, Ne. we read all the historial markers at the stops and we saw the wagon ruts, but it was still har...

Great place to stretch your legs! - user review
I had read previous reviews on this site as a place to stop while travelling I-80 to Omaha. This was a favorite history stop for my sister and I, we're in our 20's. I think everyone ca...

Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, Kearney, Nebraska
The Archway is a relative newcomer to Great Plains tourism, installed in grand style one night five years ago and opening in 2000. Using giant multi-wheeled transporters, the 1,500-ton, 309-foot structure was rolled across the highway in one piece on the night of Aug. 16, 1999. The interstate was cl...

Great Platte River Road Archway Monument - Kearney - Reviews of Great Platte River Road Archway Monument - TripAdvisor
My husband and I were in the area and staying overnight in Kearney Nebr, so decided to take in this attraction, which looks very impressive, when you're traveling the Interstate. Admission is $10 and when you enter the building, you are greeted by gentlemen dressed up in authentic Old West costumes....

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Spanning I-80 at Kearney, Neb. exit 272, The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument welcomes travelers to an adventure that transports them back in time. The Archway Monument is an interactive adventure that pays tribute to the pioneers who passed through central Nebraska on their way West. The st...

Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, Kearney, NE : Reviews of Great Platte River Road Archway Monument - Yahoo! Travel
Experience frontier adventures from the days of the Oregon Trail to tomorrow's information superhighway. Immersive exhibit area will offer the sense of walkin...

Great Platte River Road Archway Monument -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
city, seat (1874) of Buffalo county, south-central Nebraska, U.S. It lies on the north bank of the Platte River, about 130 miles (210 km) west of Lincoln. Pawnee Indians were early inhabitants of the area. The city was founded in 1871 at the junction of the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad and...

Great Platte River Road Archway Monument - Kearney, NE
If you are cruisin on I-80 (hauling ass across the Great Plains) near Kearney, Nebraska, and see this huge arch across the freeway you might be prompted to say: looks like the mother of all tourist traps. But amazingly it isn't. It's a very cool, interesting museum, somewhat high tech, in th...

Great Platte River Road Archway Monument a Must See Near Kearney, NE - Associated Content
The main attraction of the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument is the spectacular audiovisual presentation portraying the history of the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails. Through a combination of historical documents, artifacts, murals, mock-ups, narration and audio-visual techniques, the ...

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