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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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1 week ago

Kearney Archway

Episode 5 - Crossing the Mountains. The pioneers who followed the Great Platte River Road through the land that would become Nebraska overcame many obstacles on their journey. In the process, they built America. Sallie Hester kept a diary of her experiences as she traveled on a wagon train with her family on the California Trail. Excerpts from her story are featured here. Find past episodes on the Kearney Archway YouTube Channel. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Kearney Archway

Attention Nebraska Passport lovers! The Nebraska Passport Program is in place and is set to begin, tentatively, on June 1. Planning a "stay-cation" close to home this year? You can collect conventional passport stamps or digital passport stamps and discover Nebraska's hidden gems. Learn more at nebraskapassport.com/Important update! The Nebraska Passport Program will now begin on June 1st. Due to the rapidly evolving nature of COVID-19, the dates are subject to change if necessary. Please keep an eye on nebraskapassport.com/ for program updates. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Kearney Archway

The Archway's Wagon Train Wednesday series tells the stories of the pioneers who traveled the Great Platte River Road through Nebraska and helped to build America. Please be sure to follow the Archway to see new videos in the coming weeks. Past Wagon Train Wednesday videos can be found on the Kearney Archway YouTube channel.

In this episode - The Hesters traveled westward with a wagon train on a trip that would take 7 months and cover 2,000 miles. There were plenty of hardships on the trail, but they also found ways to have fun.
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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.