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Stuhr Museum Of the Prairie Pioneer

3133 West Hwy 34, Grand Island, Nebraska 68801 USA

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Sun 12p-5p
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“one of the top 10 places to relive America's past”

Praised as “one of the top ’10′ places to relive America’s past” by Good Housekeeping magazine, Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer offers a hands-on living history experience that tells the story of early town building in Nebraska. Stuhr Museum is a world-class, nationally recognized educational and cultural institution, and an outdoor living history museum. For more than forty years, Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer has given visitors a glimpse of pioneer life. Described as a “crossroads in time,” Stuhr Museum preserves and portrays the inspiring story of the pioneer town builders who created the first communities in Nebraska. The pioneers who challenged the land did not think their story remarkable, but visitors and students are amazed at the spirit and accomplishments of common people who shared a vision for the future and built satisfying and productive lives on the prairie. Since 1961, Stuhr Museum has collected and preserved historical objects and information relating to life in Nebraska’s prairie communities from the 1840s through 1920. These artifacts-the buildings and the objects-are important tools to bring history to life and enable today’s citizens to understand the economic, political, and cultural development of these plains communities. As such, they play a key role in Stuhr’s “living history” and educational programs. These programs focus on the diversity of Nebraska’s heritage, not just the dates and patterns of settlement but on the people, their lives, hopes, and ethnic background. These historical artifacts are a tangible part of this heritage and help make this story real to the museum’s visitors.

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Reviewed by
woodroots

  • 1 Review
  • 4 Helpful
July 11, 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit with the family! You can walk through history of the area around the end of the 1800's and experience it first hand. Christmas at The Stuhr engages all the senses with the sights of Christmas' past, the sound of bells on the horses, the smell of kerosene lamps and cookies baking, the taste of penny candy, and the feel of the cold, crisp night air as you wander the little town. If you are in the area you don't want to miss it. It's well worth a road trip, too!

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Reviewed by
CosmoPlaid

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 23, 2021
Rated 5.0

The Stuhr Museum was a wonderful place with wonderful people! Make sure to give yourself plenty of time-- we had an hour and a half and didn't even get to see half of it. Will be coming back if we ever get the chance again!

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Romabout

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  • 3 Helpful
June 04, 2021
Rated 5.0

This place is large. We enjoyed it for a few hours but we could have stayed longer. The antique farm equipment building is amazing. All tractors/ploughs and cars are in good shape. We barely looked at the cars because the tractors were so interesting. Beautiful grounds and friendly staff. Highly recommend.

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Stuhr Museum Of the Prairie Pioneer

3133 West Hwy 34
Grand Island, Nebraska
68801 USA

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Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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