Plainsman Museum

210 16th St.
Aurora, NE 68818- Map It
(402) 694-6531

AAA Editor Notes

Plainsman Museum is off I-80 exit 332, then 3 mi. n. on SR 14 to 210 16th St. Regional history 1860-1950 is chronicled through murals, mosaics and artifacts. Exhibits include the home of Gen. Delevan Bates, a Civil War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient; an 1859 log cabin; a sod house; and a replica of a prairie chapel. A boardwalk leads past 13 shops. Other displays include dolls, clocks, china, fashions, a caboose, early firearms, antique cars and a 1946 Wurlitzer jukebox. A separate building contains vintage farming equipment and a restored homestead, barn and blacksmith shop. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
$6; $4 (ages 62+); $2 (ages 5-16).
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 9-5 (also Sun. 1-5, Apr.-Oct.). Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.