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Spanning I-80 at Exit 275, the Archway offers a unique historical exhibit that brings American history to life and so much more.

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WELCOME

Now Open

Visit the Archway in Kearney, Nebraska, and celebrate an epic adventure!  From the Oregon Trail era through today, the Archway’s family-friendly historical exhibit tells the story of the adventurers who followed the Great Platte River Road and helped to build America.

From the Oregon Trail era through today, the Archway brings American history to life.

Tickets for the historical exhibit may be purchased when you arrive or in advance.

Plan Your Visit

Spanning I-80 at Exit 275, the Archway offers a unique historical exhibit that brings American history to life and so much more.  Picnic on the Archway campus. Tour our replica sod house.  Enjoy a snack and browse for unique souvenirs in our shop. Stroll on our hike/bike trail.  Then, plan the rest of your trip at our Nebraska Visitors Center.

What’s Happening

Our award winning historical exhibit is only the beginning.  The Archway hosts events and activities throughout the year that will enhance your visit with uniquely entertaining experiences and educational opportunities.  Check out our calendar of events.

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19 hours ago

Kearney Archway
Our new exhibit is now open at the Archway at I-80 Exit 275 in Kearney, NE. Artist David Biehl created a group of five life-sized sculptures that visitors can now see in front of the Archway. The group is called "We Stayed" and is a tribute to the homesteaders who traveled west and decided to make a new life in Nebraska. Many thanks to Dr. Biehl, Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation, and Rhonda Seacrest for making this lovely new exhibit possible. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Kearney Archway
Help The Archway spread Halloween cheer this fall. Join our Community Scarecrow Contest. Businesses and organizations are invited to construct scarecrows for display at The Archway's HalloweenFest to be held on Sunday, October 24. If HalloweenFest visitors vote your scarecrow the best, your business wins a cool prize! Get more information and register for the contest by calling The Archway at (308) 237-1000. And, may the best scarecrow win! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Kearney Archway
When Ponca Chief Standing Bear left Indian Territory to honor his son's dying wish, to be buried near his Nebraska home, he set in motion a series of events that led to a landmark judicial ruling. See a brief story of Standing Bear here. Then, visit our YouTube channel at Kearney Archway to see more videos like this one. ... See MoreSee Less
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Find Your Way

Archway Campus

There’s more to see and do at The Archway.

Archway Shop

Find unique Nebraska made products in our shop.

Private Event Rental

The Archway is the perfect setting for your next family or business event.