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Museum of the Fur Trade

6321 Highway 20, Chadron, NE 69337-5325
+1 308-432-3843
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WWho would have thought.

Decided to stop here and take a break before settling in at my inn for the night. Glad I did. This... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Griffith, Indiana
A great surprise while on the way to Mt. Rushmore!

During the summer of 2016 I drove to visit Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota, camping along the way... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Astatula, Florida
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6321 Highway 20, Chadron, NE 69337-5325
+1 308-432-3843
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Decided to stop here and take a break before settling in at my inn for the night. Glad I did. This is a world class museum even though outside apperience makes you wonder. The displays were well organized and informative.

Thank tyson1952
Reviewed 23 January 2017

During the summer of 2016 I drove to visit Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota, camping along the way. During this leisurely trip I wanted to visit some unusual places along the way. The Museum of Fur Trade was one of the stops I made. I...More

Thank Guitarmusicenthusias
Reviewed 2 November 2016

You have to want to go to Chadron. Tucked into the far northwest region of Nebraska, lies the western town of Chadron, home to a small university which produced NFL star Danny Woodhead. But I came for another reason: The Museum of the Fur Trade....More

Thank mrcfl99
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The Museum of the Fur Trade is stunning: from the collection of period guns to dioramas and exhibits, props and costumes from The Revenant and some of the only and oldest surviving historical artifacts of their kind, history buffs will be enthralled by the breadth...More

Thank Zach S
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Incredibly informative and very special to meet the founder's son & author James Hanson who volunteers there. GREAT DVD and WONDERFUL collections with some amazing displays on loan from Canada. The original buildings are well-preserved for your tour.

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped as we completed our visit to Chadron as the museum is only 5 miles East. We were impressed by the extensive collection of memorabilia not only of the white trappers/traders, but also of the native Americans with whom they bartered. Well displayed and...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We saw this museum when entering town. We checked into our motel and had time to spare, so went back to see it. It was more than what we expected. My husband loved all the old guns and I especially liked the Indian clothing, etc.

Reviewed 5 October 2016

Who would have ever thought a fantastic museum would be in Chadron, NE? I found it by reading the caption of a photo in a book I was looking through. The Museum of the Fur Trade will show and teach you all you ever wanted...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Well researched, well organized, and jam-packed with interesting artifacts, this small museum in a remote Nebraska town is worth a detour! This museum gave us a new appreciation for importance of the fur trade in the history of our country and of Europe.

Thank Hannah W
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Museum of the Fur Trade delivers what it promises: great insight into one of the first "global" industries: the trade in animal furs as raw materials that were then turned into coats, hats, cloaks, rugs, and other goods shipped all over the world. It...More

Thank Carol A S
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