Milford, Nebraska: World's Largest Covered Wagon

At one time it was a gas station, and it still resembles a covered wagon, but it's lost its giant wheels and cowboy. Currently empty.
965 County Rd 238, Milford, NE
I-80 exit 382, northwest side.
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Covered Wagon building.

World's Largest Covered Wagon

The building is for sale and kind of falling into disrepair. I didn't see a teepee anywhere around it.

[Krista M, 08/13/2017]
World's Largest Covered Wagon

The property with the prairie town and teepee has been demolished, but the covered wagon was still standing the last time I passed here.

[Clint, 12/27/2015]

Corrugated metal teepee.

World's Largest Covered Wagon

Indeed, the gentleman who owned this property, and the property across the highway with the motel, teepee (you could stay in it, too), the church, school, etc. did pass away quite a number of years ago, explaining the increasing dilapidation of the properties. He put a great deal of work into building the area up, but sadly, it hasn't been taken care of since his death.

I understand from the locals that it is still in his family's possession. Too bad they didn't sell it so someone else could have taken care of this attraction he put so much of his life into. It was really a nice set-up in its day. It's still worth a look even today if you're in the area. I'm always amazed at what he did to make a gas station look like a real covered wagon!

[K. Widows, 06/26/2008]

Covered Wagon.

World's Largest Covered Wagon

Here's a picture of the world's largest covered wagon, taken on a recent road trip through the area. The building now appears to house a golf cart shop.

[Daniel Bruhn, 06/19/2008]
World's Largest Covered Wagon

Now disguised as "Outlaw Cycle," the place seems to be in fine shape from the outside. We tried to get access to the picturesque dilapidated church (across the road -- on the teepee side) visible from I-80, but couldn't get there from where we were. The slightly frightening "stay at your own risk" primitive barn/hotel (perhaps permanently closed) was our cue to vacate the premises, as well as the shadowy figure peeking at us from inside the residence. I'm sure the owners are nice folks.

[Jim Roberts, 11/25/2004]

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