Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer
3133 US-34, Grand Island, NE 68801
The rich pioneer history of Grand Island and Hall County is preserved on an island of sorts. A wide moat surrounds the Stuhr Building at the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer in Grand Island. This recently renovated wonder, designed by architect Edwin Durrell Stone, is the centerpiece of the more than 200-acre museum and grounds. There are more than 100 structures, too. A sign near the entrance of the museum’s famous Railroad Town welcomes visitors back to the 1890s. The frontier village has been the set for several movies.
Other attractions include an 1880s threshing machine, Pawnee earth lodge and a log cabin. Annual events like Christmas Past and Present, and field trips giving students a chance to experience country school, make learning history entertaining and fun.