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Gothenburg, Nebraska: Sod House

Also the World's Largest Plow, a life-size bison made of 4.5 miles of barbed wire, and other outdoor exhibits. The sod house was built in 1954. An accompanying museum was reported closed in 2023.

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 gas station.
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Sod House Museum

Went to visit the museum, but a sign said that it was closed permanently. The sod house was outside and you can walk to it. However, it was in very bad disrepair.

[Jeannette Houghtaling, 05/11/2023]

The museum has opened and closed several times over the years. Without regular maintenance, a house made of sod will fall apart.

Sod House bronco busting.

Sod House Museum

The Sod House Museum has been there for years, but reopened after being closed for over four years. There's a buffalo, horse, and Native American made from barbed wire, and a huge, free museum with history pieces. Great picnic area and just off the interstate. Worth a pit stop with or without kids!

[Maren Lenhart, 06/30/2021]
Sod House Museum

Outdoor exhibits include the World's Largest Sod Buster (a plow); a barbed wire buffalo, horse, and Indian; and a large wooden ear of corn. The sod house has a small, free museum; it's a neat place to see history.

[Michele Warner, 06/25/2021]
Sod House Museum - World's Largest Plow

The museum was not open when we visited, and there was a For Sale sign out front. The World's Largest Plow was covered in weeds. We climbed the fence, along with another couple, to look at the barbed wire animals and peek inside the sod house.

[Janelle, 08/07/2019]
Sod House Museum - World's Largest Plow

Worth a stop to talk to and learn from Seus, the most wonderful woman you'll encounter on your travels.

[Jenna, 07/05/2018]

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Original Pony Express StationOriginal Pony Express Station, Gothenburg, NE - 1 mi.
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In the region:
Muffler Man - Indian, North Platte, NE - 34 mi.

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