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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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Between 1843 and 1869 nearly 500,000 pioneers packed up their belongings and crossed the Nebraska prairie on the Oregon, Mormon and California trails. Experience as the trails come to life as you travel through the Archway exhibit. Learn about the Great Platte River Road, the route followed by the overland trails, the first transcontinental railroad and the first transcontinental interstate. From a buffalo stampede to a Lincoln Highway drive-in movie and more, experience the route that opened the West.

Make your next field trip an epic adventure! From the Oregon Trail Era through today, the Archway brings history to life for students of all ages.

School Prices

Archway Tour only (typically last 1.25 hrs to 2 hrs.)
$4.00 per Elementary/Middle School Student
$5.00 per Senior High Student
$7.00 per College Student

Historical Re-enactments*
$2.00 per person
*Re-enactments not available on all days. Please call to reserve your class field trip and ask if re-enactments will be available that day.

For more information, please contact Mark Foradori ( at 308-237-1000 or toll free at 877-511-2724.

School Programs

During your tour of the Archway, your students will walk with the pioneers over the Oregon Trail, see a Pony Express rider come in to a Pony Express station, relive the driving of the Golden Spike that united the nation’s railroads, hear stories of life on America’s first transcontinental highway, the Lincoln Highway, and more. It’s a history lesson your students will never forget!

All of this history happened right here on the path along the Platte River through Nebraska and you can experience it every day at the Archway. Contact Mark Foradori at , (308) 237-1000 or (877) 511- ARCH.

Homeschool Membership

We’re proud to offer a special homeschool membership in an effort to make The Archway an affordable resource for homeschool educators throughout an entire school year.

For pricing and more information, please Contact Mark Foradori at or by phone at 308-237-1000.

Explore the Archway Campus

School groups can take advantage of the Archway Campus; tour the sod house, Trail Blaze Maze with no admission charge.