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Sod House Museum

Northwest corner of I-80, Gothenburg, NE
+1 308-537-2680
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A little grass slab of history

You might think that the grass is greener on the other side of Nebraska, but if you miss this gem... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mattclazar
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Denver, Colorado
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A bit difficult to find as it hides among gas stations behind a small Restaurant. Sadly it was... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
eva1500
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linz
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Museum dedicated to the art and history of the sod homes of pioneer days.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“the barn” (8 reviews)
“great stop” (6 reviews)
“gas station” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Northwest corner of I-80, Gothenburg, NE
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+1 308-537-2680
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"early settlers"
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"pioneer life"
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"informative guide"
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"short stop"
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"well worth the stop"
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"pony express"
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"buffalo"
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"prairie"
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"sculptures"
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"homes"
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"interstate"
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"barb"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You might think that the grass is greener on the other side of Nebraska, but if you miss this gem, you'll be green with envy. The Sod House will uproot your expectations of what a museum can be. Easily one of the seven wonders of...More

Thank mattclazar
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

A bit difficult to find as it hides among gas stations behind a small Restaurant. Sadly it was already closed for the winter season - on 9sep ?? - so I could only see it from outside. Would have loved to bist.

Thank eva1500
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Cool sculptures made of bed springs and barb wire that you can walk up to. We left early morning and the barn was closed so we didn't go inside.

Thank danellw
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

We walked over from the hotel, found and interesting women who let us walk around and see t "museum" and sod house. Good location just off of I 80 and next to the Platte River. Helps give us some idea of how hard people worked...More

Thank Jim R
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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

This was so close to our hotel we couldn't pass it up. I really enjoyed it. The lady working inside knew her history and did a fantastic job giving us the low down even when I said we were just passing quickly through. Cute little...More

Thank stephmhart
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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

This is a great stop! The lady on duty was very informative and able to answer our questions. It's a small museum but very interesting. The sod house was set up like it would have been originally. Also has Barb wire sculptures if a buffalo...More

Thank sue6k
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Reviewed June 6, 2017

I found out about this place by accident. What a great find! A little museum about pioneer life with a sample sod home right on site. Lots of great old photos including pics of entire families posed in front of their homes, with their names...More

1  Thank Christina B
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Reviewed May 31, 2017

Another chance to stop and stretch your legs. This is in the back lot of a gas station. The odd sculptures nearby are more interesting - a giant barbwire buffalo, for example. But it also is a chance to visit some local culture. If you...More

Thank Waukesha_Bob
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Reviewed February 12, 2017

Stopped here on a Sunday as we had driven by but never stopped. Even though it was closed, we could look in the windows and get an idea of the history.

Thank Nancy366
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Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Interesting little I80 side stop. Enjoyed the history, especially a peak into early plains living with the authentic style sod house. I've heard stories of my family's early history in Nebraska where they first lived in sod houses. It was really neat to have a...More

1  Thank 216crystalj
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