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Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test & Power Museum

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Address: 35th Fair Street, Lincoln, NE 68583
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+1 402-472-8389
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09:00 - 16:00
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Great little treasure

This is a great little museum hidden on the East campus of the University of Nebraska Lincoln. The people were really friendly and we had a great tour guide. There were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 June 2016
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This little known museum of tractors and tractor testing lies on the northern side of University of Nebraska's East Campus. It hosts a variety of types of tractors from the earliest to most modern.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

this is over by the fairgrounds and is an impressive spot to take the little kids that wanna see big "trucks" lol. my kids loved it.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

My brother dragged me here and am I glad he did. Lots of old tractors on display but the best part is walking into the test lab and having of the of staff give you a class on what they do here. Testing new tractors of every brand is pretty extensive and this is the only place on earth where... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

This is a great little museum hidden on the East campus of the University of Nebraska Lincoln. The people were really friendly and we had a great tour guide. There were activities for kids of all ages and tractors from the beginning of tractors. I would recommend this for anybody even remotely interested in this type of thing. Especially kids!

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Montrose, Co Usa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

We took our 2 1/2 year old grandson & mother to the tractor museum. It is located on the university campus and it helped that our daughter had an idea where it was located. There is a little free parking for the museum. There are staff who can answer many questions and give a short tour. This is not a... More 

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Thank ChocolateTraveler
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

The docents who work here have YEARS of experience with engines and tractors and can help explain to you why the lifestyle you have probably was provided by the tractors around you. They understand the changes in technology of the tractors and the innovations that allowed Nebraska to now contribute up to 20% of the world's grain supply....it helps establish... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

It is very small, if you like learning about trackers, this is the place for you. I liked learning about the building myself, the best.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Dad and hubby dragged us here, but I was fairly entertained. The guy that works there and gives the tour is awesome. He makes the place! This man loves his job. Its a good way to spend some time in Lincoln, esp if you like tractors or Ag history. And it's $3!

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Langston, Ok
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

This could be a great place. However, the signage is limited and needs updating. It was great to see the Waterloo Boy, first tractor tested, and the Ford Tractor Company, the culprit that initiated the testing facility. I would have liked to have seen a few more modern tractors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

As I do I love old tractors. Les Larson tractor museum is located on the Univ of NE campus. It got is start in the 20s when a prominent Nebraska bought a tractor that was basically No good. He started a way to test every new tractor to be sold in NE to make sure it would do what they... More 

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