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Monday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Closed: Dec 24-25 / Jan 1

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The Archway

Presenting 170 years of history in under an hour, The Archway starts in the 1840s at Fort Kearny where over 400,000 Americans and immigrants converged on the Mormon, Oregon and California trails before heading west to the frontier. The Transcontinental Railroad, Pony Express and first transcontinental telegraph line also followed along the Great Platte River as well as the Lincoln Highway, the first pieces of the Interstate Highway system and the first transcontinental fiber optic superhighway. Follow the pioneers throughout time and immerse yourself in their story in this unique visual and audio representation of all the transportation history and the millions of travelers that followed the Great Platte River Road.

Need a break? Check out our new concession stand for the perfect snack or drink. Commemorate your visit or find the perfect gift for that special someone at the revamped gift shop that features Nebraska and American-made products. If all you need is a clean restroom, we have that too!

What they are saying!

  • “First rate. One of the very best.”

    – Henry, Germany

  • “Mahalo for a great visit.”

    – Machelle, Kailua, HI

  • “Worth every dime and moment of my time”

    – Jeff, Las Cruces, NM

The Archway

Join the over 1.4 million visitors in experiencing the journey of a nation through the eyes of those who lived it – at the center of it all, The Archway! The Archway spanning 310 feet across Interstate 80 presents 170 years of American history in about an hour featuring film, fiber optics, computer graphics, life-size dioramas, re-enactors, classic cars and more.

See first-hand the challenges pioneers faced on the Mormon, Oregon and California trails as they looked for a better life, the breathtaking experience of a Pony Express rider as they sprint across the prairie, and the revolution of instant communication with the first transcontinental telegraph line. Learn about the development of the Transcontinental Railroad, the Lincoln Highway, the first interstate and the first transcontinental fiber optic superhighway.

Create unforgettable memories at this one of kind experience that only happens here and all in one place, The Archway!

What they are saying!

  • “First rate. One of the very best.”

    – Henry, Germany

  • “Mahalo for a great visit.”

    – Machelle, Kailua, HI

  • “Worth every dime and moment of my time”

    – Jeff, Las Cruces, NM

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