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.
2930 Old Oregon Trail
Gering, NE 69341
Fees: FREE, but there is a reservation form that can be filled out over the phone.
Student Ratio: 1:10 adult to student ratio preferred.
Tour Info: Our tours vary based on the needs and focus of the classes, but we often have docents and volunteers take a divided up group. Each group will start at a station and work their way around to see all the different stations. The number of stations available vary based on volunteer availability and class size. We cover many topics including Native Americans, fur trappers, travelers on the Westward Trails, railroad development, ranching, cowboys and livestock, dry land farming developments, irrigated farming developments, crops grown in the High Plains, settlement and early pioneers, ethnicity of our communities, changes in home life, and an art gallery. We also allow the option to take students to our blacksmith shop to learn about blacksmithing, our farmstead house to see how people lived in the 1930s and the 1950s, and our machinery shed to learn more about agriculture. We also give the option of having kids set irrigation tubes, explore late 1800’s jail cells, and play historic games. We also offer wagon rides on the grounds - weather and volunteer permitting.
Capacity/availability: The maximum limit for students is no more than 60.
Monday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm