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!