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Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer

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Address: 3133 West US Highway 34, Grand Island, NE 68801
Phone Number: +1 308-385-5316
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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While visiting family in Grand Island we stopped by the Stuhr Museum and were pleasantly surprised. We were expecting to pay admission, but because I am in the military they gave... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2016
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Ewa Beach, Hawaii, United States
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Ewa Beach, Hawaii, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

While visiting family in Grand Island we stopped by the Stuhr Museum and were pleasantly surprised. We were expecting to pay admission, but because I am in the military they gave us free admission. The museum portion opens at 9:00 but many parts of the property do not open until 10:00. The museum has a great history of the area,... More 

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Wood Dale, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

On our recent cross-country travels we found ourselves in the vicinity of the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer and what a pleasant surprise. This Museum has it all and the family will enjoy it from the youngest to the oldest. Once you're done looking at the Museum itself, you still have so much more to see and experience. Don't... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We only had time to do the railroad town and earth lodge, but absolutely loved it! My five year old was engaged the whole time. The old buildings are so fun to see and the people working add to the fun. We stopped for an ice cream cone and mailed a letter. So much fun! You could most definitely spend... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The museum portions were interesting and well presented. It was a super hot day when we visited here so we didn't visit all of the outdoor parts. But in the buildings that we visited, the interpreters didn't have a set presentation to offer, but just waited for you to ask questions.

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Crete, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is a large museum made up of multiple buildings spread over several acres of land. We looked on line and saw that it opened at 9:00, so planned our visit for first thing in the morning (hoping to avoid the heat of the day). We arrived shortly after 9:00, paid admission, and were directed to the main building so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The replica of an 1860's railroad town is the best part of the museum. As you walk the streets, visit with the folks, watch the craftsmen in the tinsmith, blacksmith and milinery shop.. it helps you visualize how life was in that time era. Be sure to give yourself enough if time to see everything. We spent 4 hrs ther,... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The Stuhr Museum is quite an interesting place to visit. It has several buildings which house exhibits and it also has a building devoted to research into pioneer life. Additionally, it has a living history railroad town of the late 1800s complete with shops, church, a little cafe where you can grab a bite to eat, and a school house... More 

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Emory, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Grand Island too late to really see the entire museum, 4:15 pm, so we decided to spend the night. The weather was beautiful, although a bit hot. Enjoyed the homes and businesses of the past, but would have enjoyed more. There were a few period dressed workers working that morning, but we expected more. A lot of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I wish I had arranged more time for this visit. The senior price of $14/2 is a great value. The staff was very helpful in describing the property. The village name of "Railroad town" is a bit confusing but it demonstrates life in 1896. There are other displays in the 200 campus to visit. Plan to have 4-5 hours for... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The museum is important for the local people. After seeing a lot of this type, we are a bit jaded. The people are friendly, and if you have a bike, ride it around the site. We did so and then biked out to the cemetery. It is a very good bike path.

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