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Nebraska Prairie Museum The Nebraska Prairie Museum contains an exceptionally fine collection of over one acre of indoor exhibits. Explore every aspect of life on the prairie and uncover surprises around every corner. Be one of the many visitors who exclaim, "This is the finest museum I have ever visited." Once inside, you get a feeling of spaciousness as you view collections of period clothing, antique toys, farm equipment, tools and household items, a unique WWII German Prisoner of War " Camp Atlanta" exhibit room, and much more!

There is something here for everyone to enjoy! Antique automobiles and agricultural equipment show the role that technological advancement has played in our lifestyles in the past, present and will continue in the future! Extensive collections of prairie history are on display - vintage clothing, home and business period rooms, glassware, quilts, and Indian artifacts. See original photographs of famous people who performed in the Buffalo Bill Wild West show.

The POW guard tower is a replica of the tower that stood at Camp Atlanta. Other out buildings on the property include a Lutheran Church, windmill, one room school house, and the newly acquired Sam Anderson farm house that has recently been fully restored.

Genealogy research is available in the Donald O. Lindgren Library. The Museum is also the home of the National Sod House Society.


Admission: Donation; $5.00 Adults - $2.00 Children 10 and under
Hours: Open daily, Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1pm - 5pm.
Closed on Major Holidays
Address: 2701 Burlington Street, Holdrege, Nebraska 68949
Phone: 308-995-5015
Fax: 308-995-2241
Our Email: prairie995@gmail.com
Our Website:www.nebraskaprairie.org

Handicapped accessible.

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Bronze Sculpture

Greeting visitors to Holdrege is the beautiful 12' bronze sculpture, "Promise of the Prairie", by native artist, George Lundeen. It is a promise for today and tomorrow; The promise that living in Phelps County is a good life with room to grow and laugh and love.

Holdrege, NE Arts


WWII German POW Interpretive Center

The feature that sets Nebraska Prairie Museum apart from other museums is its unique POW display. German POW's were housed at Camp Atlanta during W.W. II. These prisoners told stories of their exceptional treatment and lifelong friendships that developed through the adversity of war.

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Eagle Viewing

The bald eagle has always captured the attention of Americans, so much so that in 1782 the Continental Congress chose the eagle as the national bird and the centerpiece for the nation's Great Seal. Over the years, the bald eagle acquired its status as a symbol of freedom and of the United States.

Holdrege, NE Birdwatching

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