Trails and Rails Museum

710 W. 11th St.
Kearney, NE 68845- Map It
(308) 234-3041

AAA Editor Notes

Trails and Rails Museum is at 710 W. 11th St. Set in an 1898 Union Pacific depot, the museum features exhibits that depict the evolution of wagon, train and automobile travel. Historic buildings on the grounds include the 1884 Loup River Freighters Hotel, an 1860 log cabin, an 1898 Baptist Mission Church and a ranch house. The county's first frame schoolhouse, built in 1871 by pioneers traveling the Mormon Trail, contains period furnishings and features a livery barn, which houses antiques, wagons, a postal car, Mormon hand carts and a working blacksmith shop. An archives provides genealogical information. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
$5; $2 (ages 5-12).
Hours: Museum Mon.-Sat. 10-6, Sun. 1-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Mon.-Fri. 1-5 or by appointment, rest of year. Archives Mon. 1-4 or by appointment. Closed major holidays.