Great Platte River Road Archway Monument
The Archway, formerly known as the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, is directly over Interstate 80 and tells the history of the Platte River Valley. Designed by a Walt Disney team, The Archway spans more than 300 feet over Interstate 80 west of Kearney. The Archway takes visitors along the trails, rails, highways and superhighways in a self-guided audio tour that includes stories of the travelers along the way. The tour starts with the 1840s and the Mormon Trail, Oregon Trail and California Trail--all three of which converged at Fort Kearny before heading west. Visitors pass through different time periods with displays featuring a buffalo stampede, the Mormon Handcart Expedition, gold seekers, the Pony Express, the telegraph, the transcontinental railroad, the Lincoln Highway, a drive in movie and a 1950s cafe.