Nebraska City, Nebraska
Anthropology, Archaeology, Children's, History, Natural History, Park, Science, University
Your first stop should be the interpretive displays and the fossil preparation laboratory. You are invited to ask the paleontologists about their work. Educational programs are presented on a regular basis. From the Visitor Center, it is but a short stroll to the Hubbard Rhino Barn, where new discoveries continue to be unearthed.
North Platte, Nebraska
Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Park
The Trails & Rails Museum has six historic buildings to tour through, as well as livery barn and an authentic Union Pacific steam engine and caboose. The archive building is used by researchers all over the world. We have acquired the land to the west of us and can almost double in size. Join us for several special events through-out the year! We are located on the original Mormon Trail Route (current 11th St.)
Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
General, History, Park
The Homestead Act of 1862 was one of the most significant and enduring events in the westward expansion of the United States. By granting 160 acres of free land to claimants, it allowed nearly any man or woman a "fair chance." Homestead National Monument of America, located in Southeast Nebraska, commemorates this Act and the far-reaching effects it had upon the landscape and people.
Cemetery, Culture, General, History, Natural History, Park
To honor, educate and preserve the history of Alliance, Western Nebraska and the pioneer life and spirit of the Sandhills. "Come be a part of Alliance's History"
Art, Children's, Park, Science, Specialized
Build, dance, play, climb, create, sing, and laugh at the Lincoln Children's Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. Here you can be whatever and go wherever your imagination takes you! The Lincoln Children's Museum offers three floors and 23,300 square feet of hands-on exhibits and imaginative programs that allow children and adults to discover the adventure of learning through play together.
Nebraska City, Nebraska
Children's, General, Historical Society, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
Education through time-honored methods of observation and discovery is the central mission of this interactive center and adjoining hiking trails. The flora and fauna (178 new plants and 122 new animals) and scientific discoveries recorded by the Lewis & Clark Expedition (1804-1806) are the focus of the Center. This theme is exciting and unique because no other museum or interpretive center in the nation, existing or planned, focuses on the captains’ amazing scientific discoveries.
History, Park, Science, Specialized
Firefighter museum moving next to archway: The Nebraska Firefighters Museum is leasing land and relocating to Archway Parkway, where it will build a new facility east of Kearney near the Great Platte River Road Archway.
A few years ago, the Nebraska Firefighters Foundation purchased a plot of land along the Platte River south of Kearney.
History, Historic House, Park
The Sam Macchette station, used by the Pony Express between 1860 and 1861, is located in Ehmen Park in the center of Gothenburg. It was used as a fur trading post/ranch house along the Oregon Trail southwest of Gothenburg. It was moved from its original site and rebuilt in Ehmen Park in 1931. The museum has been open to the public since 1954.