Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, Kearney

4.4
#1 of 15 in Things to do in Kearney
Observation Deck · Monument
Create an itinerary including Great Platte River Road Archway Monument
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 Great Platte River Road Archway Monument visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kearney using our Kearney trip planning tool.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Great Platte River Road Archway Monument reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
808 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • What a fun, interactive and educational museum this is. My husband and I first visited in 2006 and remembered it being very well done but it’s even better than we remembered. Exhibits are very... 
    What a fun, interactive and educational museum this is. My husband and I first visited in 2006 and remembered it being very well done but it’s even better than we remembered. Exhibits are very...  more »
  • visited the Archway when we were visiting Kearney to see the cranes. The interactive display is very interesting. Some spots went a little long, but that's the beauty, each person can do the... 
    visited the Archway when we were visiting Kearney to see the cranes. The interactive display is very interesting. Some spots went a little long, but that's the beauty, each person can do the...  more »

Plan your trip to Kearney

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.