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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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In order to help ensure the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff the Archway is closed.

Watch this space for re-opening status updates.

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 in advance or at the time of your visit.

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.  Conquer the Trail Blaze Maze.  Tour our replica sod house.  Enjoy a snack and browse for unique souvenirs in our shop.  Picnic on the Archway grounds.  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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7 days ago

Kearney Archway

The pioneers who traveled the Great Platte River Road encountered hardships, faced up to many challenges and made tremendous sacrifices to reach their destination. In the end, they found ways to work together to achieve their goals. Together, they built America. At the Archway in Kearney, Nebraska, we celebrate the spirit of the pioneers and send our best wishes to everyone during this difficult time. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Kearney Archway

In 1849, when Sallie Hester was just 14 years old, she and her family began their journey from Indiana to California on the California Trail. Though this was the time of the Gold Rush, Sallie’s family traveled west because they hoped a change of climate might help improve her mother’s health. In her diary, Sallie wrote, “The last hours were spent bidding goodbye to old friends. Giving up old associations. For what? Good health perhaps.” Her family spent the next 7 months enduring the challenges and overcoming the obstacles that came with traveling 2,000 miles to California in a covered wagon. On the trail, Sallie’s mother’s health gradually improved. The Hester family began a new life in California on July 2, 1849. At the Archway In Kearney, Nebraska, we salute the spirit of the pioneers who helped to build America and send our best wishes to everyone during this difficult time. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Kearney Archway

The pioneers who traveled the Great Platte River Road encountered hardships, faced up to many challenges and made tremendous sacrifices to reach their destination. In the end, they found ways to work together to achieve their goals. Together, they built America. At the Archway, we celebrate the spirit of the pioneers and send our best wishes to everyone during this difficult time. ... See MoreSee Less

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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.