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Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer

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Address: 3133 W US Highway 34, Grand Island, NE 68801-7485
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+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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Nice museum but overpriced

We've been to many historical museums and this was a nice one but same type of buildings, objects, information that we've seen before. The museum and outside buildings are laid... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 August 2016
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Bishopville, Maryland
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Bishopville, Maryland
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136 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We've been to many historical museums and this was a nice one but same type of buildings, objects, information that we've seen before. The museum and outside buildings are laid out nicely but several of them were closed or not open to visitors (about 1/4) when we came on a Sunday - because of that I think it's overpriced. Also... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is a large complex of multiple buildings and gardens on the southwest edge of Grand Island. The main building is a modern, marble building surrounded by a circular pond, almost like a moat. It is a memorial to the Stuhr family that endowed the museum. That main building contained many artifacts of life in Grand Island since its founding.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We went for a short visit to see the remodel in the main building. As always, I am never disappointed. Staff is friendly and helpful. Artifacts are displayed nicely and described well.

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii, United States
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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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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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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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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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79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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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 16 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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