Kearney, Nebraska: The Archway Team Field Report

3060 E. 1st St., Kearney, NE
I-80 exit 275.
M-Sa 9-5, Su 12-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $12, 6-12 $6
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Archway spanning I-80.

The Archway

A giant log arch stretches across I-80 and contains an oddly overblown, multi-million-dollar, multimedia extravaganza about traveling through Nebraska. Report...

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The Archway

Fantastic -- the history of the expansion to the west. We've passed this attraction several times but the timing to stop wasn't right. This time we planned our trip around the Archway's operating hours. So glad we did; everything about it is first class.

It took us 2 hours to experience the whole exhibit. Don't plan on eating there because it doesn't have a restaurant. You can purchase bottled drinks and prepackaged sandwiches in the souvenir shop.

[Karen Maret, 01/01/2019]

The wagon trail.

The Archway

Great stop, The Archway is a self-guided tour, and great for stretching your legs on a long trip.

[Amanda, 03/15/2017]


Great River Road Arch

Great structure and surprisingly high-tech informative museum about the pioneers crossing the plains to California, etc. The museum audio tour is worth the entry fee.

If you pull off at Exit 272 and follow the signs to the arch, there's a stretch of road parallel to I-80 where you can get a really good photo of the arch. It is only a short detour, and much less expensive than getting a ticket for stopping on the interstate!

[Alan, 10/30/2016]

The Archway Monument.

Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

Just a word about parking on I-80. The reason there is a sizable fine for parking to take pictures of the monument is because in the month immediately after it was installed, multiple accidents were happening daily from people stopping to take pictures. It was only a matter of time until someone got killed due to this activity, so the state wisely put up the signs and imposed the fines for parking. The law has to be enforced for public safety. The signs are small and unobtrusive so as not to detract from the monument, but they are regulation size.

[Ronda, 11/18/2006]

Thanks for the clarification, unofficial spokesperson for highway safety and regulation signage!

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