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Museum of the Fur Trade

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Address: 6321 Highway 20, Chadron, NE 69337-5325
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+1 308-432-3843
08:00 - 17:00
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WWho would have thought.

Decided to stop here and take a break before settling in at my inn for the night. Glad I did. This is a world class museum even though outside apperience makes you wonder. The... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Griffith, Indiana
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Griffith, Indiana
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Decided to stop here and take a break before settling in at my inn for the night. Glad I did. This is a world class museum even though outside apperience makes you wonder. The displays were well organized and informative.

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Astatula, Florida
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

During the summer of 2016 I drove to visit Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota, camping along the way. During this leisurely trip I wanted to visit some unusual places along the way. The Museum of Fur Trade was one of the stops I made. I enjoyed this museum! There was a nice collections of traps, art, guns, canoes, stuffed animals... More 

Thank Guitarmusicenthusias
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

You have to want to go to Chadron. Tucked into the far northwest region of Nebraska, lies the western town of Chadron, home to a small university which produced NFL star Danny Woodhead. But I came for another reason: The Museum of the Fur Trade. Situated about three miles west of Chadron on the only east-west road through town, Hwy.... More 

Thank mrcfl99
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The Museum of the Fur Trade is stunning: from the collection of period guns to dioramas and exhibits, props and costumes from The Revenant and some of the only and oldest surviving historical artifacts of their kind, history buffs will be enthralled by the breadth of this collection. The featured exhibit a gallery of Native American garments and textiles, was... More 

Thank Zach S
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Incredibly informative and very special to meet the founder's son & author James Hanson who volunteers there. GREAT DVD and WONDERFUL collections with some amazing displays on loan from Canada. The original buildings are well-preserved for your tour.

Thank Lynn C
Lincoln, Nebraska
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stopped as we completed our visit to Chadron as the museum is only 5 miles East. We were impressed by the extensive collection of memorabilia not only of the white trappers/traders, but also of the native Americans with whom they bartered. Well displayed and with descriptions and explanations with each item in the exhibits. Entry fee quite reasonable and... More 

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

We saw this museum when entering town. We checked into our motel and had time to spare, so went back to see it. It was more than what we expected. My husband loved all the old guns and I especially liked the Indian clothing, etc.

Monument, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Who would have ever thought a fantastic museum would be in Chadron, NE? I found it by reading the caption of a photo in a book I was looking through. The Museum of the Fur Trade will show and teach you all you ever wanted to know about the American fur trade days across early America and even into Alaska.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Well researched, well organized, and jam-packed with interesting artifacts, this small museum in a remote Nebraska town is worth a detour! This museum gave us a new appreciation for importance of the fur trade in the history of our country and of Europe.

Thank Hannah W
Marietta, Georgia
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

The Museum of the Fur Trade delivers what it promises: great insight into one of the first "global" industries: the trade in animal furs as raw materials that were then turned into coats, hats, cloaks, rugs, and other goods shipped all over the world. It also explores the period when indigenous peoples traded as peers with European trappers. A short... More 

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