List of museums in Nebraska
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This list of museums in Nebraska encompasses museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.
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|100th Meridian Museum||Cozad||Dawson||Central||Local history|||
|Adams House and Cook Blacksmith Shop||Ponca||Dixon||Northeast||Local history||Operated by the Ponca Historical Society, early 20th-century period house and restored blacksmith shop|
|Agate Fossil Beds National Monument||Harrison||Sioux||Nebraska Panhandle||Natural history||Includes fossils and Native American artifacts|
|American Historical Society of Germans From Russia Cultural Heritage Research Center||Lincoln||Lancaster||Eastern||Open air||website, includes chapel, summer kitchen, barn, general store and blacksmith shop|
|Angel De Cora Museum and Research Center||Winnebago||Thurston||Northeast||Native American||Facebook site, History and culture of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, includes photos, artwork, arrowheads, beadwork, and musical instruments|
|Anna Bemis Palmer Museum||York||York||Central||Local history||Located in the York Community Center, includes period rooms and businesses, geology, Native Americans, pioneer days, military and local disasters|
|Antelope County Museum||Neligh||Antelope||Eastern||Local history||website, operated by the Antelope County Historical Society, features the main museum, a reproduction log cabin and the Pioneer Church|
|Arbor Day Farm||Nebraska City||Otoe||Southeast||Natural history||website, family nature discovery center with focus on trees|
|Arbor Lodge State Historical Park and Arboretum||Nebraska City||Otoe||Southeast||Multiple||Features historic mansion, carriage house with various vehicles, log cabin, arboretum and trails|
|Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park||Royal||Antelope||Western||Natural history||Operated by the University of Nebraska State Museum, visitor center for ongoing fossil excavations|
|Bank of Florence Museum||Omaha||Douglas||Eastern||Historic site||Restored pioneer bank with vault and manager's quarters|
|Banner County Museum||Harrisburg||Banner||Nebraska Panhandle||Open air||Facebook site, includes period rooms, weapons, household items and personal collections, machine shed, sod and log houses, church, general store, schoolhouse, drug store, barn, service station, bank, operated by the Banner County Historical Society|
|Bartels Museum||Seward||Seward||Southeast||Natural history||Located in the lower level of Link Library of Concordia University, minerals, agate, fossils and rocks|
|Bayard Chimney Rock Museum||Bayard||Morrill||Nebraska Panhandle||Local history||information, located in a historic railroad depot|
|Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts||Omaha||Douglas||Eastern||Art||Features 3 main galleries with over 20 exhibitions yearly in all media, including video, installation and performance art|
|Bess Streeter Aldrich Home and Museum||Elmwood||Cass||Southeast||Biographical||website, two nearby sites, one the 1922-1946 period home and the other a museum with memorabilia of author Bess Streeter Aldrich|
|Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art||David City||Butler||Southeast||Art||website, art about agriculture|
|Boneyard Creation Museum||Broken Bow||Custer||Sandhills||Religious||website, Creationist museum|
|Boone County Historical Society Museum||Albion||Boone||Northeast||Local history||website|
|Boys Town||Omaha||Douglas||Eastern||Historic site||Includes history hall of the non-profit organization for children and families, restored home of Father Flanagan, stamp museum|
|Bowring Ranch State Historical Park||Merriman||Cherry||Sandhills||Historic house||Historic working ranch with period home, sod house and visitor center about Eva Bowring, Nebraska's first woman Senator|
|Brown County Historical Society Museum||Ainsworth||Brown||Sandhills||Local history||Includes the Coleman House, Dixon House and old gas station with antique collections, clothing|
|Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park||North Platte||Lincoln||Central||Biographical||Also known as Scout's Rest, home and museum about Buffalo Bill Cody|
|Burt County Museum||Tekamah||Burt||Eastern||Local history||website, includes two houses with local history and period displays and a one-room schoolhouse|
|Butler County Veterans Museum||David City||Butler||Southeast||Military||Currently seeking new location|
|Butte Community Historical Center and Museum||Butte||Boyd||Central||Local history|||
|Cairo Roots Museum||Cairo||Hall||Central||Local history||website, located inside the Cairo Community Center|
|Cambridge Museum||Cambridge||Furnas||Southwest||Local history|||
|Captain Bailey House||Brownville||Nemaha||Southeast||Historic house||website, 19th-century period house, operated by the Brownville Historical Society|
|Carnegie Arts Center||Alliance||Box Butte||Nebraska Panhandle||Art||website, community arts center|
|Carson House||Brownville||Nemaha||Southeast||Historic house||website, 19th-century period house, operated by the Brownville Historical Society|
|Cass County Historical Society Museum||Plattsmouth||Cass||Southeast||Local history||website, exhibits include steamboats, pioneer life, trains, farms, automobiles, telephone and radio, churches and religious life, schools, entertainment, period rooms|
|Cedar County Historical Museum||Hartington||Cedar||Northeast||Open air||information, includes log cabin, 1900 house, carriage house and exhibit hall with antique machinery and vehicles|
|Centennial Hall Museum||Valentine||Cherry||Sandhills||Local history||Includes a collection of bells|
|Champion Mill Park||Champion||Chase||Southwest||Mill||Late 19th-century water-powered mill|
|Chase County Historical Society Museum||Champion||Chase||Southwest||Local history||information|
|Cherry County Historical Society Museum||Valentine||Cherry||Sandhills||Local history||information|
|Children's Museum of Central Nebraska||Hastings||Adams||Central||Children's||website|
|Chimney Rock National Historic Site||Bayard||Morrill||Nebraska Panhandle||History||Operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society, includes exhibits about pioneers and the migrations in the West|
|Civil War Veterans Museum at the G.A.R. Memorial Hall||Nebraska City||Otoe||Southeast||Civil War|
|Classic Car Collection||Kearney||Buffalo||Central||Automobile||website|
|Clay County Museum||Clay Center||Clay||Central||Local history||Operated by the Clay County Historical Society|
|Cody Park Railroad Museum||North Platte||Lincoln||Western||Railroad||information, includes Union Pacific 3977 steam and Union Pacific 6922 diesel locomotives, restored railroad depot, several rail cars and a caboose|
|Cornelius O'Connor House||Homer||Dakota||Northeast||Historic house||Operated by the Dakota County Historical Society|
|Corps of Discovery Welcome Center||Crofton||Knox||Northeast||Multiple||View of Gavins Point Dam, geology, exploration, early navigation, settlement and natural history of the Missouri River region, dam construction, website|
|Crawford Historical Museum||Crawford||Dawes||Nebraska Panhandle||Local history||website, operated by Crawford Historical Society|
|Creighton Historical Center||Creighton||Knox||Local history||website|
|Cuming County Historical Museum||West Point||Cuming||Northeast||Open air||Includes 6 restored buildings, operated by the Cuming County Historical Society, open during the Cuming County Fair and at any time by request|
|Custer County Historical Society Museum||Broken Bow||Custer||Sandhills||Local history||website, includes 19th-century general store and early 20th-century drug store displays|
|Czechoslovak Museum||Omaha||Douglas||Eastern||Ethnic||Histories of Czechs and Slovaks, open by appointment|
|Dawes County Historical Museum||Chadron||Dawes||Nebraska Panhandle||Open air||information, includes museum with displays of a general store, hospital room, blacksmith tools, farm machinery, vintage quilts, railroad room and household items, and grounds include a log house and barn, 1890s schoolhouse, pioneer church and caboose|
|Dawson County Historical Museum||Lexington||Dawson||Central||Multiple||website, local history and art, schoolhouse with agriculture displays, fire truck|
|Decatur Museum||Decatur||Burt||Northeast||Local History||Operated by the Decatur Historical Committee|
|Didier Log Cabin||Brownville||Nemaha||Southeast||Historic house||website, 1854 log cabin, operated by the Brownville Historical Society|
|Diller Bank Building Museum||Diller||Jefferson||Southeast||Local history||Operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society|
|District 10 School||Fairbury||Jefferson||Southeast||School||Operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society|
|Dixon County Museum||Allen||Dixon||Northeast||Local history||Includes local history museum, schoolhouse, railroad building and agriculture machinery building, operated by the Dixon County Historical Society|
|Dobby's Frontier Town||Alliance||Box Butte||Nebraska Panhandle||Open air||website, includes general store, post office, original bootlegger's cabin, baled straw house, bank, saloon, stable, Chinese laundry, gas station|
|Dowse Sod House||Comstock||Custer||Sandhills||Historic house||Early 20th-century sod house|
|Dr. Spurgin's Dental Office||Brownville||Nemaha||Southeast||Historic house||website, features antique dental tools and equipment, operated by the Brownville Historical Society|
|Durham Museum||Omaha||Douglas||Eastern||History||Formerly known as Durham Western Heritage Museum, history of the United States' western region|
|Edgerton Explorit Center||Aurora||Hamilton||Central||Science||website, hands-on science exhibits|
|Eisentrager Howard Gallery||Lincoln||Lancaster||Eastern||Art||Part of University of Nebraska–Lincoln, located on the first floor of Richards Hall, exhibits the work of UNL faculty and students|
|El Museo Latino||Omaha||Douglas||Eastern||Ethnic||Latino and Hispanic art and history|
|Eleanor Barbour Cook Museum of Geology||Chadron||Dawes||Nebraska Panhandle||Natural history||website, part of Chadron State College, fossils, rocks, minerals|
|Elkhorn Valley Museum||Norfolk||Madison||Northeast||Local history||website, includes Johnny Carson gallery, period displays, changing exhibits and a children's discovery center|
|Elmwood G.A.R. Hall Veterans Museum||Elmwood||Cass||Southeast||Military|||
|Fairbury City Museum||Fairbury||Jefferson||Southeast||Local history||information|
|Fillmore County Museum||Fairmont||Fillmore||Southeast||Local history|||
|Florence Depot||Omaha||Douglas||Eastern||Railroad||Located in the Florence community|
|Florence Mill||Omaha||Douglas||Eastern||Local history||Restored flour mill features the Winter Quarters Mill Museum with pioneer history and the ArtLoft Gallery, located in the Florence community|
|Fort Atkinson State Historical Park||Fort Calhoun||Washington||Eastern||Military||Restored fort with periodic living history demonstrations|
|Fort Cody Trading Post||North Platte||Lincoln||Western||History||website, store that includes the Buffalo Bill's Miniature Wild West Show, a hand-carved miniature show display, and the Museum of the Old West with weapons, clothing, artifacts and natural history displays|
|Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park||Burwell||Garfield||Sandhills||Military||Restored fort with seasonal weekend living history demonstrations|
|Fort Kearny State Historical Park||Kearney||Kearney||Central||Military||Recreated stockade and exhibits about the Oregon Trail|
|Fort Robinson Museum||Crawford||Dawes||Nebraska Panhandle||Military||Operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society|
|Fort Sidney Complex||Sidney||Cheyenne||Nebraska Panhandle||Military||Includes the powder house, married officer's quarters which houses the Cheyenne County Museum, and the late 19th-century period Post Commander's home|
|Frank H. Woods Telephone Museum||Lincoln||Lancaster||Eastern||Technology||Historic telephones and equipment|
|Franklin County Museum||Franklin||Franklin||Central||Local history||Exhibits include pioneers, Native Americans, military, local citizens, farming, school house and Ol’ Towne which replicates an old West township|
|Freedom Park||Omaha||Douglas||Eastern||Military||Outdoor park with military museum ships and aircraft, features the USS Marlin (SST-2) submarine, USS Hazard (AM-240) minesweeper, rocket launchers, jet fighter and other aircraft|
|Fullerton Museum||Fullerton||Nance||Northeast||Local history||Operated by the Nance County Historical Society|
|Furnas-Gosper County Museum||Arapahoe||Furnas||Southwest||Local history||Operated by the Furnas/Gosper County Historical Society|
|Gage County Museum||Beatrice||Gage||Southeast||Local history||website, housed in the 1906 Burlington Railroad Depot, history of the industries, businesses, medicine, communities and the people, operated by the Gage County Historical Society|
|Garfield County Historical Museum||Burwell||Garfield||Sandhills||Local history||Period rooms include a library, surgery room, cowboy/Indian room, tool room, military room, parlor, bedroom, country school room, operated by the Garfield County Historical Society|
|General Crook House Museum||Omaha||Douglas||Eastern||Historic house||1880s Victorian period home|
|Genoa Historical Museum||Genoa||Nance||Northeast||Local history||website, includes Pawnee tribal and Mormon Trail exhibits|
|Genoa U.S. Indian School Museum||Genoa||Nance||Northeast||Education||Former boarding school for Native American youth|
|George W. Frank House||Kearney||Buffalo||Central||Historic house||Operated by the University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1880s mansion, also features artifacts related to Nebraska and UNK history|
|Gibbon Heritage Center||Gibbon||Buffalo||Central||Local history|||
|Gothenburg Historical Museum||Gothenburg||Dawson||Central||Local history||website, operated by the Gothenburg Historical Society|
|Grant County Museum||Hyannis||Grant||Sandhills||Local history||Features barbed wire collection|
|Graves Library Museum||Wakefield||Dixon||Eastern||Local history||Operated by the Wakefield Heritage Organization, features a large collection of wrenches|
|Great Plains Art Museum||Lincoln||Lancaster||Eastern||Art||Part of University of Nebraska–Lincoln, dedicated to the arts of the Great Plains|
|Great Plains Black History Museum||North Omaha||Douglas||Eastern||African American|
|Great Plains Welsh Heritage & Culture Centre||Wymore||Gage||Southeast||Ethnic||website, Welsh Americans and Welsh involvement in the U.S. westward expansion|
|Great Platte River Road Archway Monument||Kearney||Buffalo||Central||History||Nebraska's and the Platte River valley's role in westward expansion|
|Greeley County Historical Society Courthouse Museum||Greeley||Greeley||Central||Local history|||
|Greenwood Depot Museum||Greenwood||Cass||Southeast||Local history||Operated by the Greenwood Historical Society, local and railroad history|
|Hansen Memorial Museum||Curtis||Frontier||Central||Local history||website, early 20th-century farmhouse with china, glassware, antique furniture, and historical items from old Keith's General Merchandise|
|Harlan County Museum||Orleans||Harlan||Central||Local history|||
|Hastings Museum||Hastings||Adams||Central||Multiple||Exhibits on Kool-Aid, natural history dioramas, local history, weapons, life of pioneers on the Plains, rocks, minerals, fossils, antique vehicles, coins, planetarium|
|Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles||Lexington||Dawson||Central||Military||Includes helicopters, tanks, half-tracks, ambulances, a jeep, weapons, uniforms and memorabilia|
|Heritage Center Museums||Hay Springs||Sheridan||Nebraska Panhandle||Local history||Operated by the Sheridan County Historical Society|
|Heritage Park||Henderson||York||Central||Open air||website, includes period farmhouse, heritage house of Russian Mennonite immigrants|
|Holt County Historical Museum||O'Neill||Holt||Sandhills||Local history||website, operated by the Holt County Historical Society, also known as the Moses P. Kinkaid Law Office Museum|
|Homestead National Monument of America||Beatrice||Gage||Southeast||History||Influence of the Homestead Act and pioneers|
|Hooker County Historical Society Museum||Mullen||Hooker||Sandhills||Local history||information|
|Howard County Historical Village||Saint Paul||Howard||North central||Open air||website, includes church, school, store, blacksmith shop, post office and a depot|
|Hudson-Meng Bison Kill||Crawford||Dawes||Nebraska Panhandle||Natural history||Ongoing excavations of a bison kill|
|International Quilt Study Center & Museum||Lincoln||Lancaster||Eastern||Textile||Part of University of Nebraska–Lincoln, includes examples of American and European quilts, contemporary studio quilts and international quilts|
|John Deere Museum||Tecumseh||Johnson||Southeast||Commodity||Private ollection of John Deere memorabilia, including toy vehicles, pocket ledgers, trade cards, calendars, signs, machinery manuals, open by appointment|
|John G. Neihardt State Historic Site||Bancroft||Cuming||Northeast||Biographical||Operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society, study and museum of poet John Neihardt|
|Johnson County Historical Museum||Tecumseh||Johnson||Southeast||Local history||Operated by the Johnson County Historical Society|
|Joslyn Art Museum||Omaha||Douglas||Eastern||Art||Strengths in nineteenth and twentieth century American and European art, Western and Native American art|
|Joslyn Castle||Omaha||Douglas||Eastern||Historic house|
|Kearney Area Children’s Museum||Kearney||Buffalo||Central||Children's||website|
|Keya Paha County Historical Museum||Springview||Keya Paha||North Central||Local history||Operated by the Keya Paha County Historical Society|
|Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts||Nebraska City||Otoe||Southeast||Art||website, changing exhibits|
|Klown Doll Museum||Plainview||Pierce||Northeast||Doll||website, collection of clown dolls and figurines|
|Knight Museum and Sand Hills Center||Alliance||Box Butte||Nebraska Panhandle||Local history||website, exhibits on life in the Sandhills, Native Americans, rural, country and city life, railroads|
|Kregel Windmill Museum||Nebraska City||Otoe||Southeast||Technology||Factory and collection of water-pumping windmills|
|Kruger Collection||Lincoln||Lancaster||Eastern||Art||website, located within the College of Architecture at University of Nebraska–Lincoln, miniature furniture and decorative arts|
|Legacy of the Plains Museum||Gering||Scotts Bluff||Nebraska Pandhandle||Agriculture and local history||website, includes pioneer and early community artifacts, antique tractors and farm implements, an 80-acre working farm, historic farmstead structures|
|Lester F. Larsen Tractor Museum||Lincoln||Lancaster||Eastern||Agriculture||Historic tractor testing equipment and tractors, part of University of Nebraska–Lincoln|
|Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters and Visitor Center||Omaha||Douglas||Eastern||History||Exhibits about the explorers and information about sites along the trail|
|Lewis and Clark Visitor Center at Calumet Bluff||Crofton||Cedar||Northeast||Multiple||History of the Expedition, geology, exploration, settlement and natural history of the Missouri River region, construction of the Gavins Point Dam|
|Lighthouse Museum||Republican City||Harlan||Central||Commodity||Period displays and collectibles include clothing, stoves, toys and dolls, Lionel and American Flyer train sets, clocks, glassware, kitchen room displays, farm tools, McCoy pottery|
|Lincoln Children's Museum||Lincoln||Lancaster||Eastern||Children's||website|
|Lincoln County Historical Museum||North Platte||Lincoln||Sandhills||Open air||website, exhibits include World War II canteen display, period room settings, doctor's office, telephone office, post office, beauty shop, DAR collection, natural history, a model railroad, railroad, household items; complex includes barn, 1860 Pony Express log building, Fort McPherson Headquarters building, DAR Log Cabin, school/library, Lutheran Church, school, 1899 furnished house, barber shop, general store, depot, two story log house, caboose|
|Lodgepole Depot Museum||Lodgepole||Cheyenne||Nebraska Panhandle||Local history||Includes period antiques and household items, operated by the Lodgepole Historical Society|
|Long Pine Heritage House Museum||Long Pine||Brown||Sandhills||Local history|||
|Love’s Jazz and Art Center||Omaha||Douglas||Eastern||African American||African American art, culture, jazz, history|
|Louis E. May Museum||Fremont||Dodge||Northeast||Historic house||website, operated by the Dodge County Historical Society, late 19th-early 20th-century period mansion, grounds are a Nebraska Arboretum Site|
|Lux Center for the Arts||Lincoln||Lancaster||Eastern||Art||website, includes Lux Museum with contemporary art, craft, and design|
|Madison County Museum||Madison||Madison||Northeast||Local history||website, operated by the Madison County Historical Society, includes firefighting equipment, telephone pioneers communications, model railroad, baseball player Richie Ashburn, area fur farms displays, Christmas village|
|Mansion on the Hill||Ogallala||Keith||Sandhills||Historic house||website, 1887 Victorian mansion, operated by the Keith County Historical Society|
|Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center||Chadron||Dawes||Nebraska Panhandle||Multiple||Part of Chadron State College, life and literature of Mari Sandoz and the culture of the High Plains|
|Marxhausen Gallery of Art||Seward||Seward||Southeast||Art||Part of Concordia University|
|Mayhew Cabin & Historic Village||Nebraska City||Otoe||Southeast||Historic house||1855 cabin, site along the Underground Railroad, also known as John Brown's Cave|
|Merrick County Historical Museum||Central City||Merrick||Central||Local history||Operated by the Merrick County Historical Society|
|Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Interpretive Trail & Visitors Center||Nebraska City||Otoe||Southeast||History||website, features keelboat replica, flora, fauna and scientific discoveries recorded by the Lewis & Clark expedition|
|Mormon Trail Center||Omaha||Douglas||Eastern||History||website, information, Mormon pioneer history, located in Winter Quarters|
|Murdock Museum||Murdock||Cass||Southeast||Local history||website, operated by the Murdock Historical Society|
|Musbach Museum||Scribner||Dodge||Northeast||Local history|||
|Museum of American Speed||Lincoln||Lancaster||Southeast||Automobile||Racing and hot rodding cars, engines, parts, toys and memorabilia|
|Museum of Nebraska Major League Baseball||Saint Paul||Howard||North central||Sports||website|
|Museum of Nebraska Art||Kearney||Buffalo||Central||Art||Official state museum of art, part of University of Nebraska at Kearney|
|Museum of Nebraska History||Lincoln||Lancaster||Eastern||State History||Operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society|
|Museum of Missouri River History||Brownville||Nemaha||Southeast||Maritime||Housed in the museum ship Captain Meriwether Lewis|
|Museum of the Fur Trade||Chadron||Dawes||Nebraska Panhandle||Industry||Story of the fur trade industry|
|Museum of the High Plains||McCook||Red Willow||Central||Local history|||
|National Museum of Roller Skating||Lincoln||Lancaster||Eastern||Sports||website|
|Nelson House||Nebraska City||Otoe||Southeast||Historic house||website, operated by the Nebraska City Historical Society, Victorian-period house and displays of local history, also known as the Taylor-Wessel-Bickel House|
|Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame||Beatrice||Gage||Southeast||Sports||website, players, umpires, managers and entrepreneurs to semi-professional baseball|
|Nebraska City Museum Of Firefighting||Nebraska City||Otoe||Southeast||Firefighting||website, historic firefighting vehicles, equipment, uniforms|
|Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center||Kearney||Buffalo||Central||Firefighting||website|
|Nebraska Governor's Mansion||Lincoln||Lancaster||Eastern||Historic house|
|Nebraska Jewish Historical Society||Omaha||Douglas||Eastern||Jewish||Jewish history in Nebraska, includes the Riekes Museum, a re-creation of a neighborhood shul|
|Nebraska Prairie Museum||Holdrege||Phelps||South central||History||website, operated by the Phelps County Historical Society, exhibits include period clothing, antique toys, farm equipment, tools and household items, a W.W.II German POW exhibit room|
|Nebraska School for Deaf Museum||Omaha||Douglas||Eastern||History||History of the school and deaf culture|
|Nebraska State Historical Society||Lincoln||Lancaster||Eastern||History||Headquarters in Lincoln features an exhibit about the history of the Society|
|Neligh Mill State Historic Site||Neligh||Antelope||Eastern||Mill||Operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society, restored 1880s water-powered grist mill|
|Nemaha Valley Museum||Auburn||Nemaha||Southeast||Local history||website|
|Niobrara Museum||Niobrara||Knox||Northeast||Local history|||
|North Platte Area Children's Museum||North Platte||Lincoln||Sandhills||Children's||website|
|Nuckolls County Museum||Superior||Nuckolls||Southeast||Local history||Operated by the Nuckolls County Historical Society, artifacts in eight buildings|
|Old Freighters Museum||Nebraska City||Otoe||Southeast||Historic house||website, operated by the Nebraska City Historical Society, mid 19th-century house, history and importance of transportation to the development of the community|
|Old West Trail Center||Odell||Gage||Southeast||Local history||Area transportation history and local history|
|Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame||Omaha||Douglas||Eastern||Hall of fame|
|Omaha Children's Museum||Omaha||Douglas||Eastern||Children's|
|Otoe County Museum of Memories||Syracuse||Otoe||Southeast||Local history||Includes church with period room and business displays|
|Pawnee City Historical Society & Museum||Pawnee City||Pawnee||Southeast||Open air|||
|Pedal Clinic||Pawnee City||Pawnee||Southeast||Commodity||Restored antique pedal cars and tractors, open on special occasions or by appointment only|
|Perkins County Historical Museum||Grant||Perkins||Central||Local history|||
|Peru Museum||Peru||Nemaha||Southeast||Local history|||
|Petrified Wood Gallery||Ogallala||Keith||Sandhills||Natural history||website, ancient woods and fossils from around the world, Native American arrowheads and area artifacts|
|Pierce Historical Society Museum||Pierce||Pierce||Northeast||Open air||website, includes main museum with period history and business displays, a depot with household furnishings and items, machine shop with antique farm equipment and vehicles, blacksmith shop and one room schoolhouse|
|Pierson Wildlife Museum Learning Center||Neligh||Antelope||Eastern||Natural history||website, mounted big game trophy dioramas|
|Pilger Museum||Pilger||Stanton||Northeast||Local history||Operated by the Historical Society of Stanton County|
|Pioneer Trails Museum||Bridgeport||Morrill||Nebraska Panhandle||Local history|||
|Pioneer Village||Minden||Kearney||Central||Open air||Features 28 buildings on 20 acres (81,000 m2) including frontier buildings, early cars and airplanes, tractors and other farm implements and an art collection|
|Plains Historical Museum||Kimball||Kimball||Nebraska Panhandle||Local history||Open in the summer|
|Plainsman Museum||Aurora||Hamilton||Central||Local history||Everyday life of the plains settlers, area agricultural history, period rooms, period shop and business displays, American Civil War, wildlife mounts, automobiles, dolls, late 19th-century house, schoolhouse, working blacksmith shop|
|Plainview Historical Museum||Plainview||Pierce||Northeast||Local history||Operated by the Plainview Historical Society, housed in a former depot|
|Platte County Museum||Columbus||Platte||Local history||website, includes fossils, Indian stone tools, local historical artifacts, Victorian clothing, furnishings and heirlooms|
|Polk County Historical Society Museum||Osceola||Polk||Open air|||
|Polish Heritage Center||Ashton||Sherman||Central||Ethnic||Facebook site, Polish history and culture, history of area Polish settlers and immigrants|
|Ponca State Park||Ponca||Dixon||Northeast||Local history||Includes the Missouri National Recreational River Resource and Education Center with exhibits about the Missouri River and its history|
|Ponca Tribal Museum and Library||Niobrara||Knox||Northeast||Native American||website, history and culture of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, includes photos, headdresses, tools, beadwork, jewelry, musical instruments, carvings|
|Pony Express Station||Gothenburg||Dawson||Central||History||Two former Pony Express station sites|
|Potter Historical Museum||Potter||Cheyenne||Nebraska Panhandle||Local history||Open by appointment|
|Prairie Country School||Murdock||Cass||Southeast||Education||website, 1890s-period one room schoolhouse|
|Prairie Schooner Museum||Dalton||Cheynne||Nebraska Panhandle||Local history|||
|Richardson County Historical Museum||Falls City||Richardson||Southeast||Local history||website, operated by the Richardson County Historical Society|
|Richardson County Military Museum||Falls City||Richardson||Southeast||Military||Located in the courthouse, includes photographs, uniforms and equipment|
|River Country Nature Center||Nebraska City||Otoe||Southeast||Natural history||Nature dioramas, animal mounts, Native American artifacts|
|Riverside Discovery Center||Scottsbluff||Scotts Bluff||Nebraska Panhandle||Natural history||Park and zoo, will include natural history displays of the former Wildlife World|
|Robert Henri Museum||Cozad||Cozad||Central||Art, Local History||Facebook site, Childhood home of artist Robert Henri, houses a large collection of original works|
|Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery||Lincoln||Lancaster||Eastern||Textile||website, part of University of Nebraska–Lincoln, located on the second floor of the Home Economics building|
|Rock Bluffs School||Rock Bluff||Cass||Southeast||School||Open by appointment with the Cass County Historical Society|
|Rock County Historical Museum||Bassett||Rock||Sandhills||Open air||Operated by the Rock County Historical Society, complex includes depot museum with local history and period historic displays, schoolhouse, log house with period displays, historic church|
|Rock Creek Station State Historical Park||Endicott||Jefferson||Southeast||History||Reconstructed buildings and corrals of the road ranch, Pony Express Station and Stagecoach stop along the Oregon Trail, visitor center exhibits|
|Rock Island Depot Railroad Museum||Fairbury||Jefferson||Southeast||Railroad||Rock Island Railroad artifacts and history|
|Rock School House Museum||Oshkosh||Garden||Nebraska Panhandle||Local history||Operated by the Garden County Historical Society|
|Rotunda Gallery||Lincoln||Lancaster||Eastern||Art||Part of University of Nebraska–Lincoln|
|Russ Snyder Museum||Oak||Nuckolls||Southeast||Biographical||Life of baseball player Russ Snyder, also local history|
|Saline County Historical Society Museum||Dorchester||Saline||Local history|||
|Sallows Military Museum||Alliance||Box Butte||Nebraska Panhandle||Military||website, includes flags, helmets, gas masks, medals, uniforms and accessories|
|Sandhills Museum||Valentine||Cherry||Sandhills||History||Open by appointment, collections include pre-1928 cars, firearms, farm machinery and tools, steam-driven band saw, moonshine still, broom making machine, lamps, dishes and a calf with two heads and five legs|
|Sarpy County Museum||Bellevue||Sarpy||Southeast||Local history||Includes period room displays, Native American artifacts, model of historic Fort Crook/Offutt Field and depot|
|Saunders County Museum||Wahoo||Saunders||Eastern||Open air||website, operated by the Saunders County Historical Society, includes main museum with displays about movie producer Darryl F. Zanuck, composer Howard Hanson, baseball player Sam Crawford, artist C. W. Anderson, scientist George Beadle and a complex including an 1873 log home, 1890s schoolhouse, 1889 country church, railroad depot, post office and machine shed|
|Sautter House||Papillion||Sarpy||Southeast||Historic house||Operated by the Papillion Area Historical Society|
|Scamahorn Museum||Gordon||Sheridan||Western||Local history||Operated by the Sheridan County Historical Society|
|Schramm Park State Recreation Area||Gretna||Sarpy||Southeast||Natural history||Includes fish hatchery museum, Aksarben Aquarium with fish, reptiles and amphibians, geologic display|
|Schuyler/Colfax County Museum||Schuyler||Colfax||Northeast||Local history|||
|Scotts Bluff National Monument||Gering||Scotts Bluff||Nebraska Panhandle||History||Features the Oregon Trail Museum and Visitor Center, including art by William Henry Jackson|
|Sellors Barton Museum||Ainsworth||Brown||Sandhills||Local history|||
|Senator George Norris State Historic Site||McCook||Red Willow||Central||Biographical||Operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society, home of George W. Norris|
|Seward County Historical Society Museum||Goehner||Seward||Southeast||Local history||Facebook site, includes main museum, a historic house, schoolhouse, model railroad, antique farm equipment and vehicles|
|Sheldon Museum of Art||Lincoln||Lancaster||Eastern||Art||Part of University of Nebraska–Lincoln, American art in all media|
|Sheridan County Historical Museum||Rushville||Sheridan||Nebraska Panhandle||Local history||Operated by the Sheridan County Historical Society|
|Sherman County Historical Society Museum||Loup City||Sherman||Central||Local history||information|
|Silver Hills Museum||Oshkosh||Garden||Nebraska Panhandle||Local history||Operated by the Garden County Historical Society, also known as the Opera House Museum, features bird collection, period rooms|
|Sioux County Historical Museum||Harrison||Sioux||Nebraska Panhandle||Local history||Includes museum, post office, schoolhouse and house/telephone office|
|Smith Lime Kiln||Fairbury||Jefferson||Southeast||Historic house||Operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society|
|Sod House Museum||Gothenburg||Dawson||Central||Historic house||Sod house, world's largest plow, bison made of barb wire|
|Stanton Heritage Museum||Stanton||Stanton||Northeast||Local history|||
|Steele City Museum||Steele City||Jefferson||Eastern||Open air||Operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society, includes working blacksmith shop, livery barn, school, bank, 1880s stone church, antique farm machinery display|
|Strang Museum||Strang||Fillmore||Southeast||Local history||Open during special events or by appointment|
|Strategic Air and Space Museum||Ashland||Cass||Eastern||Aerospace||United States Air Force military aircraft and nuclear missiles|
|Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer||Grand Island||Hall||Central||Living|
|Sturdevant-McKee Museum||Atkinson||Holt||Sandhills||Historic house||Open by appointment and for events, mid 20th-century period house|
|Sudman-Niemann Heritage House Museum||Chappell||Deuel||Nebraska Panhandle||Historic house||Early 20th-century period house|
|Swedish Heritage Center||Oakland||Burt||Northeast||Ethnic||Swedish memorabilia and culture|
|Table Rock Pioneer History Museum||Table Rock||Pawnee||Local history||Operated by the Table Rock Historical Society"Table Rock Historical Society". Pawnee County NE GenWeb. Retrieved 23 December 2014.|
|Thayer County Museum||Belvidere||Thayer||Southeast||Local history||website, includes museum with local history displays, period rooms, natural and cultural history displays, household items, agriculture building with farm tools and equipment, school house, caboose, operated by the Thayer County Historical Society|
|Thomas County Historical Society Museum||Thedford||Thomas||Sandhills||Local history|||
|Thomas P. Kennard House||Lincoln||Lancaster||Eastern||Historic house||Operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society, 1870s Victorian period house|
|A Touch Of The Past Museum||De Witt||Saline||Southeast||History||Open by appointment, private collection of arrowheads, buffalo skulls, Native American jewelry, coins, early 1800s newspapers, mastodon teeth, ox shoes, antique farm equipment|
|Trails & Rails Museum||Kearney||Buffalo||Central||Open air||website, operated by the Buffalo County Historical Society, includes depot, steam engine, caboose, 1850s ranch house, 1880s hotel, 1898 church, 1860s log cabin, 1871 schoolhouse|
|Trailside Museum of Natural History||Crawford||Dawes||Nebraska Panhandle||Natural history||Operated by the University of Nebraska State Museum, located inside Fort Robinson State Park, features fossils from Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park and near the fort|
|Tri State Old Time Cowboys Memorial Museum||Gordon||Sheridan||Western||History||Ranching and cowboy life artifacts and history|
|University of Nebraska State Museum||Lincoln||Lancaster||Eastern||Natural history||Part of University of Nebraska–Lincoln, fossils, dinosaurs, ancient life, wildlife dioramas, gems and minerals, American Indian and African exhibits|
|Valley County Museum||Ord||Valley||North central||Local history||Operated by the Valley County Historical Society|
|Valley Historical Society Museum||Valley||Douglas||Eastern||Local history|||
|Verdigre Heritage Museum||Verdigre||Knox||Northeast||Open air||Features four buildings including a jail and grist mill, open by appointment and for special events|
|Wakefield Train Depot||Wakefield||Dixon||Eastern||Railroad||Operated by the Wakefield Heritage Organization|
|Washington County Museum||Fort Calhoun||Washington||Northeast||Local history||Operated by the Washington County Historical Association, also tours by appointment of the early 20th-century Frahm House|
|Wayne County Museum||Wayne||Wayne||Northeast||Local history|
|Webster County Historical Museum||Red Cloud||Red Cloud||Northeast||Local history||information|
|Weeping Water Museum||Weeping Water||Cass||Southeast||Local history||website, operated by the Weeping Water Historical Society, includes the Heritage House Museum, Memory Lane Museum, displays on Native American culture, frontier life, fossils and geology, doctor's office, area businesses|
|Wessels Living History Farm||York||York||Central||Farm||website, features 1925 period farmhouse, barn, tractor museum and windmill in a working farm|
|Wheel Museum||Brownville||Nemaha||Southeast||Transportation||website, horse-drawn vehicles, farming equipment and more, operated by the Brownville Historical Society|
|White Horse Heritage Village and Museum||Stuart||Holt||Sandhills||Local history|||
|Wilber Czech Museum||Wilber||Saline||Southeast||Ethnic||website, includes Czech dolls, clothing, household items, replicas of early immigrant homes and early Wilber businesses|
|Wildwood Historic Center||Nebraska City||Otoe||Southeast||Historic house||website, 1869 Victorian house and art gallery|
|Willa Cather State Historic Site||Red Cloud||Webster||Northeast||Biographical||website, operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society, includes the Willa Cather House, the Cather Museum in the Garber Bank, and several sites important in her life and works|
|William Jennings Bryan House||Lincoln||Lancaster||Eastern||Biographical||Also known as Fairview, home of orator William Jennings Bryan|
|Willow Point Gallery||Ashland||Cass||Eastern||Multiple||Also known as Gene Roncka Gallery/Museum, commercial art gallery with natural history dioramas of the Archie Hightshoe Big Game Collection|
|Wisner Heritage Museum||Wisner||Cuming||Northeast||Local history|||
|York Area Children's Museum||York||York||Central||Children's||website|
- Lentz Center for Asian Culture, Lincoln, part of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, closed to public visits
- National Korean War Museum, Oxford, opened and closed in 2005 due to fraud
- VietNam War National Museum, Nelson, photos, closed due to fraud
- Wildlife World, Gering, also known as WyoBraska Natural History Museum, collections moving to Riverside Discovery Center in Scottsbluff
- Nebraska Museums Association Directory at the Library of Congress Web Archives (archived 2002-10-13)
- Central Nebraska Adventures
- Western Nebraska Tourism Coalition at the Wayback Machine (archived 2009-02-14)
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- "Adam's House Museum". LASR. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- "Cook Blacksmith Shop & Historical Adams House Museum". Visit Nebraska. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- "Adams House Museum". lostinsiouxland. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- "Anna Bemis Palmer Museum". City of York, NE. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- "Bartels Museum". Concordia University. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- "Official site". Brown County Historical Society. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
- "Butler County Veterans Museum needs a new home". The Banner Press. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Butte Community Historical Center and Museum". Visit Nebraska. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
- "Cambridge Museum". Heritage Highway. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Museum". Clay County Historical Society. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
- "Corps of Discovery Welcome Center". LASR. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Official site". Cuming County Historical Society. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
- "Cuming County Historical Museum Complex". Cuming County. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
- "Facebook site". Decatur Museum. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Facebook site". Jefferson County Historical Society. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
- "District 10 Schoolhouse Museum". Fairbury.com. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
- "Dixon County Museum". Allen, Nebraska. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- "Dixon County Historical Society Museum". Dixon County Historical Society. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- "Eisentrager • Howard Gallery". Department of Art & History. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
- "Eleanor Barbour Cook Museum of Geology". Discover Dawes County. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Facebook site". Elmwood G.A.R. Hall Veterans Museum Elmwood G.A.R. Hall Veterans Museum. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Museums". Visit Fillmore County. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Fillmore County Museum". LASR. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Franklin County Museum". LASR. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Franklin County Museum". Heritage Highway. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Facebook site". Nance County Historical Society. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Furnas-Gosper County Museum". Heritage Byway Highway 136. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
- "Facebook site". Historical Society of Furnas-Gosper Counties, Nebraska. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
- "Historic Sites". Visit Burwell. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Gibbon Heritage Center". City of Gibbon. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Grant County Museum". Visit Western Nebraska. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Official site". Wakefield Heritage Organization. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- "Greeley County Historical Society Courthouse Museum". Visit Nebraska. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Greenwood Depot Museum". Visit Cass County. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Hansen Memorial Museum". LASR. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Harlan County Museum". LASR. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Harlan County Museum". Orleans, Nebraska. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Hay Springs Heritage Center 1 and 2". Sheridan County Historical Society. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Heritage Museums". Visit Sheridan County. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Things to do". City of Tecumseh. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Official site". Johnson County Historical Society. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Attractions". Springview, NE. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Lighthouse Museum". LASR. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Depot Museum". Cheyenne County Visitors Committee. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Home page". City of Longpine. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Long Pine Heritage Society and Heritage House Museum". Visit Nebraska. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Marxhausen Gallery of Art announces 2014-15 exhibit schedule". Concordia University. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Merrick County Historical Museum". Central City, Nebraska. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Tourism & Recreation". Scribner, Nebraska. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Historical Attractions". City of McCook. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Niobrara Museum - Memories of Old Niobrara". Visit Nebraska. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Tourism & Recreation". Niobrara, NE. Archived from the original on 15 January 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Nuckolls County Museum". Heritage Highway. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Old West Trails Center". Gage County, Nebraska. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Otoe County Museum of Memories". Otoe County Genealogical Society. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Syracuse, Nebraska: Otoe County Museum of Memories". Roadside American. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Pawnee City Historical Society & Museum". Pawnee County NE GenWeb. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Area Attractions". Pawnee City. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Perkins County Historical Museum". LASR. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Peru Museum". Heritage Highway. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Stanton County Historical Society Museum". Travel Northeast Nebraska. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Services". Pilger, Nebraska. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Facebook site". Pioneer Trails Museum. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
- "Pioneer Trails Museum". City of Bridgeport. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
- "Polk County Historical Society". Museums USA. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Recreation". City of Osceola. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Attractions". Gothenburg Delivers!. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Facebook site". Gothenburg Pony Express Station. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Downtown Potter - Soda Fountains & Museums". Journey to Western Nebraska. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Dalton Prairie Schooner Museum". High Plains Compass. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Museums/Historical". Falls City, Nebraska. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "River Country Nature Center". Nebraska City Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
- "Museum". Rock County Historical Society. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
- "Rock Island Railroad Depot Museum". Fairbury.com. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
- "Garden County Museums". Garden County Nebraska. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Oshkosh Museum". Journey to Western Nebraska. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Nebraska Union Gallery". University of Lincoln Nebraska. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
- "Russ Snyder Museum". Heritage Highway. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Russ Snyder Museum". Geocaching.com. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Saline County Historical Society Museum". Saline County, Nebraska. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Sandhills Museum". CardCow.com. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
- "Facebook site". Papillion Area Historical Society. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Gordon Scamarhorn Museum". Sherican County Historical Society. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Scamarhorn Museum". LASR. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Museum". Schuyler, Nebraska. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Sellors Barton Museum". LASR. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
- "Rushville Sheridan County Historical Museum". Sheridan County Historical Society. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Sheridan County Historical Museum". Visit Sheridan County. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Sioux County Museum". LASR. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
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- "Smith Lime Kiln". Fairbury.Com. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
- "Gothenburg, Nebraska: Sod House Museum - World's Largest Plow". Roadside America. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "The Stanton Heritage Museum". Discover Northeast Nebraska. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Official site". Jefferson County Historical Society. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
- "Steele City Historical District". Fairbury.com. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
- "Sudman-Niemann Heritage House Museum". LASR. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Thomas County Historical Society Museum". LASR. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "A Touch Of The Past Museum". Heritage Highway. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Official site". Tri-State Old Time Cowboy Museum. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Tri-State Old Time Cowboys Memorial Museum". Visit Sheridan County. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Living History". Ord, Nebraska. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Valley Historical Society Museum". Visit Omaha. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Museum". Verdigre, Nebraska. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "White Horse Museum and Heritage Village". Visit Nebraska. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
- "White Horse Inn Museum". Travel Nebraska. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
- "Gallery". Gene Ronckla Gallery/Museum. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Archie Hightshoe Animal Collection". LASR. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
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- "Facebook site". Wisner Heritage Museum. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
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