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.
300 S. Lake Ave., Gothenburg, NE
I-80 exit 211, northwest side. Very convenient for a sod house; it's just off a freeway exit, behind a gas station.
Summer daily 8 am - 9 pm; to 6 pm May and Sept. (Call to verify)
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Sod House

Sod house, world's largest plow, bison made of barb wire. The shell station has changed to a Cen-ex station in front of the sod house. Also there is a life size Indian riding a horse made from barb wire staged to look as if pursuing the buffalo. Very good, great lady explaining history of area and sod house!

[Becky gaines, 09/13/2014]

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.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Fall of Saigon, RecreatedFall of Saigon, Recreated, Lexington, NE - 26 mi.
20th Century Veterans' Memorial20th Century Veterans' Memorial, North Platte, NE - 34 mi.
Muffler Man - IndianMuffler Man - Indian, North Platte, NE - 34 mi.
In the region:
Chevyland U.S.A., Elm Creek, NE - 45 mi.

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