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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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Celebrate the American spirit of adventure at the Archway

The Archway was designed with tour groups in mind. For reservations contact


  • New I-80 Exit 275 provides easy access to The Archway so your group stays on schedule
  • Pull through parking is provided
  • Barrier free accessibility
  • Seating for catered meals can accommodate up to 110
  • Catering options to fit any taste and budget (See below)
  • The self-guided audio tour of our historical exhibit can be completed in about 75 minutes.
  • Our gift shop offers one-of-a-kind, locally made Nebraska souvenirs.
  • Our scenic campus offers ample opportunity for visitors to stretch their legs.
  • Clean and ample restrooms
  • Group rate of $11.77/person (tax included) covers everything the Archway has to offer.

Since pre-historic times, the path along the Platte River through Nebraska, once called the Great Platte River Road, has been a thoroughfare for adventurers traveling across the continent. From the Oregon Trail era to toady, the Archway’s historical exhibit brings the story of the Great Platte River Road to life. Make the Archway part of your group’s travel adventure.


The Archway is happy to arrange catering for groups of 10 or more. We work with the best restaurants and caterers in central Nebraska to provide your group with a high-quality meal with no hassle for you. No waiting in line for fast food or wondering if a restaurant can accommodate your group’s needs. The Archway’s event room can accommodate up to 150 people. Call or email Stacy Schwartz, (308.237.1000) for more information.

See and Do

You can spend as little as an hour and a half touring the Archway’s historical exhibit or spend all afternoon at the Archway. Take advantage of ample and clean restrooms. Browse our shop for unique locally made gifts. Pick up snacks for the trail. Explore our replica sod house. Join the “Gold Rush” at the Archway Mining Company. Take a group photo with our famous buffalo sculpture. Stroll on our hike/bike trail. Pick up visitor information and historical trail literature at our Nebraska Visitor Center.


Located just 3 miles east of the Archway, Kearney, Nebraska, offers a wide variety of tour experience possibilities. Plan to stay for a while and enjoy everything Kearney has to offer.

Learn more about Kearney attractions at the Kearney Visitors Bureau: