Gothenburg, Nebraska: Original Pony Express Station

Conveniently moved into downtown Gothenburg in 1931. Outdoor monuments and photo-ops, and interior has displays, a dummy Pony Express rider, and a gift shop.

1500 Lake Ave., Gothenburg, NE
I-80 exit 211, then north into town. The Station is downtown, on the north side of 15th St., a half-block east of NE-47/Lake Ave.
April-October Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Original Pony Express Station.

Original Pony Express Station

Original Pony Express Station, moved to Gothenburg in 1931.

[Brenda Jilovec, 12/24/2020]

The station interior has interesting displays, a dummy Pony Express rider, and a gift shop. It's seasonally open from April through October.

Original Pony Express Station.

Original Pony Express Station

Not really a mainstream museum, but rather just a small house in a park that, if you passed by, you may just think it's a city park building. Get closer and discover an original US Pony Express depot. There is a mini-museum, complete with a docent who can fill you in on the history of where it was moved from to get to where it is today, along with the history of the building. Quick jump off the freeway to learn some US mail history....very educational.

[Jeff Everman, 10/14/2015]

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