Trails and Rails Museum

710 W. 11th St, Kearney, NE 68845






  • Railroad

  • Historic

  • Museums

  • Genealogy

About This Destination

The Trails & Rails Museum has six historic buildings to tour through, as well as a livery barn, the new JC Marlatt blacksmith shop, and a Union Pacific steam engine and caboose. The extensive archive department houses the Buffalo County records and is used by researchers world-wide. The new Family History Center is nearly completed and is scheduled to open by the summer of 2017. Join us for several special events through-out the year! The Trails & Rails Museum is located on the original Mormon Trail route (current 11th St.). The Museum is owned and operated by the Buffalo County Historical Society, which is a not-for-profit, 501C-3 organization. Please check out for additional details & special events. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day, Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 1-5pm; or by appt. Also open Sept-May, Mon-Fri, 1-5pm. Admission: $7 adults, $2 ages 5-12. Closed on Major Holidays.