Gothenburg, Nebraska: Sod House Museum - World's Largest Plow

Not only the World's Largest Plow, but also a life-size bison made of barbed wire.
Address:
300 S. Lake Ave., Gothenburg, NE
Directions:
I-80 exit 211, northwest side. Very convenient for a sod house; it's just off a freeway exit, behind a Shell gas station.
Hours:
Summer daily 8 am - 9 pm; to 6 pm May and Sept. (Call to verify)
Phone:
308-537-2076
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Sod House. Sod House Museum

The sod house is a replica. Unlike that used in others, the timber supporting the roof is not 3/4" stuff from Home Depot. It is full 1" dimensional lumber, indicating that some care was devoted to procuring authentic construction materials. The floor is authentic dirt, too.

[Chuck Rhode, 07/24/2007]
Sod House Museum

The World's Largest Plow sits in front of the Sod House Museum. In the background you can see the billboard honoring former Dallas Cowboy Jay Novacek.

[Dottie (Tickle) Delano, 06/09/2003]
Tight End Jay Novacek - Sod House Museum

Gothenburg is the hometown of former Dallas Cowboy great Jay Novacek. There is a billboard honoring the tight end located right across from the Sod House Museum.

[Brett Barnett, 01/27/2001]
Sod House Museum. Sod House Museum

Check out the Sod House Museum and Pony Express Museum in Gothenburg, Nebraska just off of I-80. The Sod House Museum is an authentic re-creation of the sod houses built by early settlers in the region. The experience culminates in awe-inspiring barbed-wire art including a life-size buffalo and a horse with native American rider. The Sod House Museum also sports one of the world's largest plows.

Further into town is one of the stops on the old pony express route. The original stone building is now a monument and holds a gift shop with many interesting old west trinkets.

[B.G. Potter Jr, 06/19/1997]

Photo added July 2007.

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