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Legacy of the Plains Museum

Located on the Oregon Trail, the Legacy of the Plains Museum features an impressive collection of pioneer and early community artifacts, antique tractors, and farm implements; an 80-acre working farm; historic farmstead structures; and striking views of Scotts Bluff National Monument. Come live the timeless stories of the Nebraska prairie.

Did you know…

Legacy of the Plains Museum has a living history “Harvest Festival” the third weekend of September of every year.

Legacy of the Plains Museum is Nebraska’s newest museum that celebrates the lives and tells the stories of High Plains agriculture, communities and people. The main museum gallery is under development summer 2014, but the new Annex building will be open, with displays of unique items of transportation and agriculture history. If you’re here during one of our special events you can see a blacksmith demonstration, horses pulling harvest equipment, or a living history actor speaking from the past.

The Legacy of the Plains Museum campus is undergoing rapid development. Soon you will be able to:

• View all-new interactive exhibits.
• Walk through a furnished sod house, an early log house, and a 1930s farmstead.
• Walk a path along the Oregon Trail from the museum to the Scotts Bluff National Monument visitor center. From there, you can hike to the top of the bluffs for a spectacular view of the museum campus and surrounding countryside.

 Legacy of the Plains Museum Entrance     Legacy of the Plains Museum Photo Gallery

 

Latitude Longitude: 
41.822,-103.688
Address: 
Legacy of the Plains Museum
2930 Old Oregon Trail
2930 County Road K - Hwy 92
Gering, NE 69341
Phone: 
+1 (308) 436-1989
Area: 
Gering
Type: 
Museum