Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer
3133 W. Highway 34, Grand Island, NE 68801 - United States
Stuhr Museum is a 200-acre living history complex that tells the story of the pioneer town builders who settled the prairie through exhibits and historic interpretation in Railroad Town, our 1890s town that is staffed by costumed living historians during the spring through fall each year, with occasional programming during the winter as well. Be sure to visit our website or follow us on social media to see what's going on!
In addition to Railroad Town, the museum features the elegant Stuhr Building designed by renowned architect Edward Durell Stone, the Fonner Rotunda, STEAM Learning Center, and more in 200+ acres of land in the Nebraska plains. More information is available at stuhrmuseum.org or call us at (308) 385-5316.
Leo B. Stuhr Building
View educational historic exhibits
Gus Fonner Memorial Rotunda
View Native American, Cowboy & Bartenbach exhibits
STEAM Learning Center
This exhibit includes an 1880 threshing machine, early steam engines, tractors, and numerous examples of horse-drawn and tractor-drawn farm implements, hay rakes, cultivators, plows, potato planters, and more! New in this building is the interactive, hands-on kids' activities focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and math to help kids understand how the technology of the past lead us to where we are today.
Visitors can get a real, up-close sense of the immensity of trains by ascending the incline and viewing the cars as if they were about to board.
Hornady Family Arbor
Ten-foot wide paths wind through the picturesque environment you’ll find in the Hornady Family Arbor, Stuhr Museum’s own park located just east of the Fonner Rotunda. Complemented by a pond, windmill, wooden bridges, flower gardens, shrubs, picnic tables, and open, grassy spaces, this tree-filled haven is a peaceful, relaxing sanctuary.
Pawnee Earth Lodge
Visit the Pawnee Earth Lodge, teepees, and watch the buffalo grazing on the prairie for a cultural experience at Stuhr Museum. The earth lodge, designed as the Pawnee would have built, shows how its inhabitants used the space inside the lodge to live, survive, worship, and celebrate family.
Log Cabin Settlement
A complex of eight structures, the log cabin area interprets the 1850s-60s “road ranches” that were built along the pioneer trails and served travelers heading west. These road ranches can be thought of as a rest stop for modern travelers, giving the pioneers a place to rest up and restock their supplies.
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