Location & Directions
Stuhr Museum is located at the corner of US Hwys 281 & 34, just 5 minutes north of I-80 Exit 312. (Physical address: 3133 W US Hwy 34, Grand Island, Nebraska 68801)
Open 7 Days a Week except for Mondays in January
Monday-Saturday 9 to 5, Sundays 12 to 5
May 1-Labor Day
- Stuhr Building open 9 am
- Historic Railroad Town and Fonner Rotunda opens at 10 am
- Farm Machinery Building open 10 – 4 p.m. daily
- Pawnee Earth Lodge and Road Ranche Log Cabins open weekends
Day After Labor Day – April 30
Stuhr Building opens at 9 am. The Fonner Rotunda opens at 10 a.m. Historic Railroad Town and all outdoor exhibits available for exterior viewing only.
*closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas & Easter
*close at 3 PM on Thanksgiving Eve & New Year’s Eve.
Summer Rates: May 1- Labor Day
Youth ages 6-12, $6.00; age 5 & under free
$1 off for Veterans
Fall-Winter-Spring Rates: After Labor Day – April 30
Seniors and Veterans $5.00
Youth ages 6-12, $4.00; age 5 & under free
$1 off for Veterans
Stuhr Museum Members receive free admission to the museum. AAA members receive a $1.00 discount. Group rates are available. Rates may vary by event.
Parking is free and plentiful throughout the grounds; RVs are welcome with a large parking lot for RVs during your visit. No overnight parking.
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.
Special rates are available to groups of 10 or more with a confirmed reservation. Special programs and presentations are also available. Contact Facility Sales at (308) 385-5316.
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 Facility Sales at (308) 385-5316.
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, including sandwiches, chips, cookies, ice cream, and bottled sodas are available at the Silver Dollar Café in Railroad Town. There is often a daily or event lunch special as well. The Railroad Town Mercantile offers old-fashioned candies and pickles. Year-round at Prairie Treasures Gift Shop in the Stuhr Building visitors will find a variety of candy, Baker’s chocolates, snacks, and goodies. Prairie Treasures also has beverages available including juices, pop, coffee and more.
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.
Guide and assistance dogs only are permitted inside the buildings. Outdoors, all pets must be leashed and picked up after properly at all times.
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.
Hotels in the Area
To find accommodation in Grand Island, visit Hotels Combined.
During your visit, authorized staff photographers may capture your image on camera. Please note that your paid admission allows Stuhr Museum to use your likeness in any and all publications and for marketing purposes. Still photographs, videotapes and audiotapes are permitted for personal use only and may not be published or used for commercial purposes. Due to the nature of many of our artifacts, photography inside buildings is prohibited.