Fort Kearney Museum
131 Central Ave Kearney, Nebraska
The Fort Kearney Museum spells Kearney like the city does, unlike the name of the Fort and state park. This seasonal stop tucked away in Kearney has quietly preserved world history for nearly seven decades. Egyptian mummies are displayed in a climate-controlled chamber. An authentic Samurai suit of armor occupies one exhibit. Convex windows salvaged from an early Kearney opera house top cases of fossils, Old West weaponry and other curiosities. Glass-bottom boat rides on owner Marlo Johnson’s sandpit lake give views of giant catfish and largemouth bass. Peacocks roam the lake edge and a tipi looks over the lake from a nearby hill.