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Address: Northwest corner of I-80, Gothenburg, NE
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  Museum dedicated to the art and history of the sod homes of pioneer...

  Museum dedicated to the art and history of the sod homes of pioneer days.

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My Early Nebraska Family Lived In These

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... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
Crystal J
North Platte, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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158 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 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
North Platte, Nebraska
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187 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 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 real life picture of just what that meant. Not my ideal home, but, if not... More 

Thank Crystal J
Indian Trail, North Carolina
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I made a quick visit to the Sod House Museum. There was a very informative guide there. She was full of information about the early settlers on the prairie and homesteading. She taught me many things. Knowing Nebraska now, I realize the hardships the early settlers must of endured. The museum is a quick stop off interstate 80. Great little... More 

Thank Beckypur
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59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

If you are in Gothenburg, this only takes a few minutes and it is fun to see. The building was not open when we were there, but just standing next to the "sod" gives you an idea of life on the prairie.

Thank Francine C
Powder Springs, Georgia
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182 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This little museum is right off I-80 in Gothenburg. Take the exit for Comfort Suites and Lasso Expresso and follow those signs. The museum starts with the big red barn just behind Lasso Expresso and the Cubby convenience store. If it isn't open yet drive on past the barn and you can see the sod house. We were leaving before... More 

Thank Cathy L
Darlington, Wisconsin
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148 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The retired people who volunteer here are excited to explain the local history and are very friendly and helpful. Be sure to see the barbed wire statues.

Thank Lori N
Crete, Nebraska
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79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This was a neat little museum that is located just off the interstate. The worker inside was welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable. She gave us history of sod houses, and then of this property in particular. Finally, there is a sod house that is furnished like it would have been at the time of the pioneers. It was very interesting to... More 

1 Thank PostcardJar T
Port Washington, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Had a most informative guide. Beside an interesting and cool (speaking of the temperature inside) sod house, there was an Indian on horseback and a buffalo sculpture made completely of barbed wire. Antique farm machinery was also available for viewing although I skipped that because of the temperature.

1 Thank 507adventurelover
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is a (donations only) museum, with an attached gift shop that contains a number of artefacts and pictures. The attendee was very knowledgeable, and provided a mini tour of the artefacts in the shop. We were able to visit the recreated sodhouse. The museum is more interesting than you might think - and it is not too far from... More 

Thank michael k
Rushville, Indiana
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103 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is an interesting piece of history. Nicely done with artifacts to support the time period and region.

Thank Robin S

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