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Homestead National Monument of America

8523 W State Highway 4, Beatrice, NE 68310-6743
+1 402-223-3514
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A gem

Incredible gem off the beaten path in Nebraska. The museum is full of interesting artifacts and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
beth070303
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Well Done NPS!

Homestead National Monument is a wonderful place to learn about the importance of the Homesteading... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Bill N
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Omaha, Nebraska
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The homestead site of Daniel Freeman, America's first claimant of the 160 acres of free land granted to those willing to help settle the west.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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8523 W State Highway 4, Beatrice, NE 68310-6743
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible gem off the beaten path in Nebraska. The museum is full of interesting artifacts and information about homesteading in the US. We learned so much! There’s even a section where you can share your own family stories about homesteading, as they continue to develop...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Homestead National Monument is a wonderful place to learn about the importance of the Homesteading Act of 1862 in the development of the country. The National Park Service (NPS) has done a super job of developing this exhibit and telling the story. The Homestead Act...More

1  Thank Bill N
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I didn't know what to expect here - I guess I expected a more modest site like Fort Kearney. The visitor's center is absolutely top-notch. It's displays show how the Homestead Act dramatically impacted the development of vast swaths of land. More curious highlights included...More

3  Thank Stuthehistoryguy
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this monument recently and it was fun. Not the Grand Canyon but it had a lot of history to look at and enjoy.

Thank RON G
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

I love the national park system in America. This is one of the jewels of the system. It details the life on the prairie after the homestead act. You will learn about the homestead act and how it effected both the Indians and homesteaders in...More

1  Thank alphawolfie
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We have seen the signs for a while but never had the time to stop. I did not realize what I was driving past. Not just a point on the map but a lost view of how our country spread from coast to coast. In...More

1  Thank GARY E
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

First of all, the facility is excellent. The views are spectacular. The multimedia is very up-to-date. The gift shop is filled with plastic trinkets, books, and attire that will please any taste. Our problem was with the monument itself--and the signs explaining the monument. The...More

3  Thank Jonathan H
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We went for the Eclipse, and for the amount of people it was extremely well organized. I was impressed with this little town.

1  Thank CarlaB6
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We wound up here during the Great American Solar Eclipse—we and about 50,000 other people. Yikes! This is the type of national park that most travelers might miss, but if you enjoy learning about early American settlers in the Midwest, it’s definitely worth a stop....More

1  Thank OutAndIn2014
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We didn't want to be part of the huge eclipse crowd, so went down on Saturday to walk around and catch some of the pre-eclipse programs. There were a lot more people than there were when we visited last year, but the NPS showed that...More

1  Thank 422marie
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