category : Museums
The award-winning Sod House Museum was established in Gothenburg in 1988. The red, barn-shaped museum honors early settlers to the area and houses memorabilia and photographs taken during the pioneer era. A huge sod-cutting plow graces the front yard of the museum area, representing one of the few tools settlers brought west.
Located behind the museum, is a full-scale replica of an authentic sod house, built by the
museum owners to replicate the original "soddies" used extensively by early settlers in the Central Plains Region. The sparse interior reflects the hard times faced by pioneer families. A wooden windmill in an old farmstead setting, life-size barbed wire sculptures of a buffalo and a Native American on horseback lend a realistic flavor to the site.
FREE ADMISSION Hours:
Hours: May and September daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
June-August daily, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Address:
Exit 211 off I-80, drive one block north Phone:
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