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Stuhr Museum
3133 West Hwy 34
Grand Island, NE 68801
Phone: 308-385-5316
Fax: 308-385-5028
E-mail: [email protected]

Just four minutes north of I-80, Exit #312, at the intersection of US Highway 281 & 34 in Grand Island, Nebraska.


Open Tues-Sat*
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May 1-September 30
Stuhr Building & Fonner Rotunda open. Historic Railroad Town, all outdoor exhibits & Farm Machinery building open at 10:00 am daily. Earth Lodge open weekends.

October 1- April 30
Stuhr Building & Fonner Rotunda open. Outdoor exhibits available for exterior viewing only.
*closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas.


Railroad Town and other exhibits (May 1 - Labor Day)
Adults $8.00
Youth $6.00

October 1- April 30
Adults $6.00
Youth $4.00

Stuhr Museum Members receive free admission to the museum. AAA members receive a $1.00 discount. Group rates are available.


Stuhr Museum is sensitive to the needs of the physically challenged visitor. While the Stuhr Building and Gus Fonner Memorial Rotunda are accessible, many of the historic buildings are not due to their 19th-century construction. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Group Tours

Special rates are available to groups of 10 or more with a confirmed reservation.

Motorcoach & Bus Tours

Stuhr Museum welcomes motorcoach groups and offers special motorcoach tour rates. Boxed lunches for your group, as well as other programs, guides and entertainment are available by special request. Contact Group Sales at (308) 385-5316.

Picnic Areas

Picnic tables are located near the Gus Fonner Memorial Rotunda and at the southern edge of Railroad Town. A wheelchair-accessible picnic table is located near the Rotunda.


During the summer season, light lunches and snacks are available at the Silver Dollar in Railroad Town. Small candies, nuts, pickles, kettle corn, snack items, etc. are also available in the Railroad Town Mercantile or year-round at Prairie Treasures in the Stuhr Building. Pepsi vending is available throughout the Stuhr grounds. Prairie Treasures also has Pepsi beverages available including juices, frappucinos, teas and lemonades.


Modern Public Restrooms are located in the Stuhr Building, the Gus Fonner Memorial Rotunda, in Railroad Town and on the south grounds next to the rural Church.


Only service animals are permitted inside the buildings. Pets are allowed on the grounds but must be on a leash at all times and must be picked up after properly.


While overnight camping is not permitted on Stuhr grounds, the Hall County Campground (308-385-5087) is just south of the museum, and Mormon Island State Recreation Area (308-385-6211) is just off I-80 exit 312, just 4 miles south of Stuhr Museum. A KOA Kampground is located east of Grand Island, and other State Recreation Areas are nearby on Interstate 80.

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