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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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Many stories of life on the Oregon Trail focus on the challenges and hardships that went along with taking a cross-country journey in an ox-drawn wagon.  But, it’s estimated that about 40,000 of the emigrants who made the trip out West were children.  They worked...

Every pioneer had his or her own reasons for heading west.  Some had heard about the rich farmland in the area that would later become Oregon, others traveled to escape an economic recession in the Eastern cities. Still, others felt that the change of climate...

The Archway tells the stories of the adventurers, pioneers, and innovators who traveled the Great Platte River Road through the land that would become the state of Nebraska.  Some were heroes.  Some were scoundrels.  Many of them were ordinary people who made an extraordinary journey. ...

Kearney, Nebraska, is known as the sandhill crane capital of the world.  While the month of March is the height of the crane viewing season, if you stop here anytime between about Valentine’s Day and tax-day, you are likely to see some of our feathered...