Legacy of the Plains Museum
2930 Old Oregon Trail
Gering, NE 69341
(308) 436-1989

America's roots run deep at the Legacy of the Plains Museum.

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.





There’s always something
special going on
at LPM.

Our Collections

We’ve got unique archives and artifacts you can’t find
anywhere else.

It's Easy To Get Here

Legacy of the Plains is located in Gering, Nebraska, just three hours from Denver and a short detour off I-80. We’re perfect for a weekend destination or a fun stop on a cross-country trip.

Happenings at Legacy of the Plains

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Happy 149th birthday, Nebraska!

149 years ago today, March 1, 1867, President Andrew Johnson issued a proclamation declaring Nebraska a State, thus adding a 37th star to the United States flag.

It can be difficult …

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Nebraska Stories Japanese generations

Japanese in western Nebraska

Did you know? Nebraska’s cultural diversity has included people of Japanese descent for more than 100 years. In the early 1900s, Japanese immigrants came to the North Platte River valley …

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Temporary gallery closure

The Legacy of the Plains Museum main exhibit gallery will be closed February 22-26 for the safety of our visitors and volunteers.

The main museum gallery is undergoing another step in …

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