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Sod House Museum

Northwest corner of I-80, Gothenburg, NE
+1 308-537-2680
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Interesting little "museum". House in the back reminds us of how hard it would have been to live back in the day.

Cool sculptures made of bed springs and barb wire that you can walk up to. We left early morning... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hooper, Utah
via mobile
Interesting local history and culture

We walked over from the hotel, found and interesting women who let us walk around and see t... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jim R
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Museum dedicated to the art and history of the sod homes of pioneer days.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Northwest corner of I-80, Gothenburg, NE
+1 308-537-2680

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cool sculptures made of bed springs and barb wire that you can walk up to. We left early morning and the barn was closed so we didn't go inside.

Thank danellw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked over from the hotel, found and interesting women who let us walk around and see t "museum" and sod house. Good location just off of I 80 and next to the Platte River. Helps give us some idea of how hard people worked...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This was so close to our hotel we couldn't pass it up. I really enjoyed it. The lady working inside knew her history and did a fantastic job giving us the low down even when I said we were just passing quickly through. Cute little...More

Thank stephmhart
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great stop! The lady on duty was very informative and able to answer our questions. It's a small museum but very interesting. The sod house was set up like it would have been originally. Also has Barb wire sculptures if a buffalo...More

Thank sue6k
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I found out about this place by accident. What a great find! A little museum about pioneer life with a sample sod home right on site. Lots of great old photos including pics of entire families posed in front of their homes, with their names...More

1  Thank Christina B
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Another chance to stop and stretch your legs. This is in the back lot of a gas station. The odd sculptures nearby are more interesting - a giant barbwire buffalo, for example. But it also is a chance to visit some local culture. If you...More

Thank Waukesha_Bob
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Stopped here on a Sunday as we had driven by but never stopped. Even though it was closed, we could look in the windows and get an idea of the history.

Thank Nancy366
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Interesting little I80 side stop. Enjoyed the history, especially a peak into early plains living with the authentic style sod house. I've heard stories of my family's early history in Nebraska where they first lived in sod houses. It was really neat to have a...More

1  Thank Crystal J
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I made a quick visit to the Sod House Museum. There was a very informative guide there. She was full of information about the early settlers on the prairie and homesteading. She taught me many things. Knowing Nebraska now, I realize the hardships the early...More

Thank Beckypur
Reviewed 10 October 2016

If you are in Gothenburg, this only takes a few minutes and it is fun to see. The building was not open when we were there, but just standing next to the "sod" gives you an idea of life on the prairie.

Thank Francine C
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