Legacy of the Plains Museum

Gering, NE

Where are we going?

Legacy of the Plains Museum
2930 Old Oregon Trail
NE 69341

308 436-1989

What is there to do?

There is something to wonderful and magical about the imagery of the Great Plains that sweep Nebraska, and the romance of those pioneer days, and at the Legacy of the Plains Museum, you can completely immerse yourselves in its legend and history!

This Nebraska museum celebrates the lives, and shares the stories, of the High Plains - the people, the agriculture, and the communities. 

When you arrive, you'll start your historic journey off in the exhibit "Voice on the Prairie Wind", offering a unique introduction into all the stories the museum shares.

From there, you head out into the Main Exhibit Hall where you can see 7 different zones just filled with state of the art interactive displays, and hear these stories of the High Plains peoples.

You can browse the large artifacts in the Annex building, and discover machinery that actually made a blacksmith shop!

Don't miss a chance to take a guided tour to the Wiedeman Farmstead Home, as well as strolls the museum grounds to explore their vintage farm equipment.

Located on the famous Oregon Trail, the Legacy of the Plains Museum offers stunning views of Scotts Bluff National Park, as well as a furnished sod house, and so many more amazing experiences for the whole family!

Are you ready to delve into the magic of the Nebraska plains, and learn about and embrace its fascinatingly rich history?

Let's go kids - the adventure is about to begin!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $10

Children: $5 (Ages 6 to 18)

Discount: College students with ID: $5 / Veterans: $9

Free Under: 5 years


Need a little extra help?

Give them a call to ask about the accessibility of the exhibits and grounds


When can we go?

Summer (April to October): 9am - 5pm Monday to Saturday, 1pm - 5pm Sunday / Then only Tuesday to Saturday rest of year: 9am - 5pm Nov & Dec, then 10am - 4pm Jan, Feb & March

Open year round


Any top tips?

Check out the fun events they host across the year, from Oregon Trail Days, to Tractor Relays, Harvest Festival and more!

I’m Hungry!

If you're going to be exploring the trails nearby it's a good idea to take your own wter and snacks

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