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


Wheat binding demonstration

On the morning of July 19, visitors are welcome to come to Legacy of the Plains Museum to watch a historical demonstration of how an International Harvester binder was used …

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meet the chautauquans

2014 Free Land Chautauqua

The 2014 “Free Land? 1862 and the Shaping of Modern America” Chautauqua, hosted under the big tent here at Legacy of the Plains Museum, sponsored by Humanities Nebraska and myriad …

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