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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

Trees along the Trail Contest

Trees Along the Trail

Open during museum hours and during Yuletide Lights evenings.

 Over 30 Christmas Trees; each decorated by area organizations.

Vote for your favorites by …

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Yuletide Lights

Yuletide Lights

The Museum Exhibit Hall is lit up with over 60 sets of Christmas lights!

4 to 6 pm on December 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th , 12th, …

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High Plains Christmas Luncheon

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023
Time: 10 AM to 3 PM
Location: Legacy of the Plains Museum
Entrance for Lunch and Trees Along the Trail is Free
Admission for Exhibit Hall: Non-members: …

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October Speaker Series

Our October Speaker Series will be held Wednesday, October 25th. This month’s speaker is Dr. Wendy Weinhold. Dr. Weinhold focuses on media in the United States during times of definitional …

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