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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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
100th Meridian Museum Cozad Central Local history information
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument Carnegie Hills.JPG Harrison Western Natural history Includes fossils and Native American artifacts
American Historical Society of Germans From Russia Cultural Heritage Research Center Lincoln Eastern Open air website, includes chapel, summer kitchen, barn, general store and blacksmith shop
Anna Bemis Palmer Museum York Central Local history information, website, located in the York Community Center
Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure Nebraska City Southeast Natural history website, family nature discovery center with focus on trees
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park and Arboretum Arbor Lodge.jpg Nebraska City Southeast Multiple Features historic mansion, carriage house with various vehicles, log cabin, arboretum and trails
Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park Teleoceras fossiger.jpg Royal Western Natural history Operated by the University of Nebraska State Museum, visitor center for ongoing fossil excavations
Bank of Florence Omaha Eastern Historic site Restored pioneer bank with vault and manager's quarters
Banner County Museum Harrisburg Open air website, 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
Bartels Museum Seward Central Natural history website, part of Concordia University, minerals, agate, fossils and rocks
Bayard Chimney Rock Museum Bayard Western Local history website
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Omaha 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 Southeast Biographical website, two nearby sites, one the period home and the other a museum with memorabilia of author Bess Streeter Aldrich
Boone County Historical Society Museum Albion Northeast Local history information
Boys Town Omaha Eastern Historic site Features
Bowring Ranch State Historical Park Merriman Western Historic house Historic working ranch with period home, sod house and visitor center about Eva Bowring, Nebraska's first woman Senator
Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park North Platte Biographical Also known as Scout's Rest, home and museum about Buffalo Bill Cody
Burt County Museum Tekamah Eastern Local history website, includes two houses with local history and period displays and a one room schoolhouse
Butte Community Historical Center and Museum Butte Central Local history website
Captain Bailey House Brownville Southeast Historic house website, 19th-century period house, operated by the Brownville Historical Society
Carnegie Arts Center (Alliance, Nebraska) Alliance Western Art website
Carson House (Brownville, Nebraska) Brownville Southeast Historic house website, 19th-century period house, operated by the Brownville Historical Society
Cass County Historical Society Museum Plattsmouth Southeast Local history website
Cedar County Historical Museum Hartington Northeast Open air information, includes log cabin, 1900 house, carriage house and exhibit hall with antique machinery and vehicles
Champion Mill State Historical Park Enders Southwest Mill Late 19th-century water-powered mill
Chase County Historical Society Museum Champion Southwest Local history information
Cherry County Historical Society Museum Valentine North central Local history website
Children's Museum of Central Nebraska Hastings Central Children's website
Chimney Rock National Historic Site DSCN5172 chimneyrock e.jpg Bayard Western 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 Southeast Civil War
Classic Car Collection Kearney Central Automobile website
Clay County Museum Clay Center Central Local history website, operated by the Clay County Historical Society
Cody Park Railroad Museum North Platte Western Railroad information, information
Coleman House Museum Ainsworth North central Local history information, website, operated by the Brown County Historical Society
Cornelius O'Connor House Homer Northeast Historic house Operated by the Dakota County Historical Society
Crawford Historical Museum Crawford Historical Museum (Crawford, NE).JPG Crawford Western Local history website, operated by Crawford Historical Society
Creighton Historical Center Creighton Local history website
Cuming County Historical Museum West Point Northeast Open air website
Custer County Historical Society Museum Broken Bow North central Local history website, includes general store and drug store displays
Czechoslovak Museum Omaha Eastern Ethnic Histories of Czechs and Slovaks, open by appointment
Dawes County Historical Museum Chadron Western Open air website, 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 Central Multiple website, local history and art, schoolhouse with agriculture displays, fire truck
Didier Log Cabin Brownville Southeast Historic house website, 1854 log cabin, operated by the Brownville Historical Society
Diller Bank Building Museum Diller Southeast Local history website, operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society
District 10 School (Alexandria, Nebraska) Alexandria Southeast School website, operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society
Dixon County Historical Society Museum Allen Northeast Local history website, includes local history museum, schoolhouse and agriculture machinery building
Dobby's Frontier Town Alliance Western 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 Dowse sod house from NE 4.JPG Comstock Central Historic house Early 20th-century sod house
Dr. Spurgin's Dental Office Brownville Southeast Historic house website, features antique dental tools and equipment, operated by the Brownville Historical Society
Durham Museum Omaha Eastern History Formerly known as Durham Western Heritage Museum, history of the United States' western region
Edgerton Explorit Center Aurora Central Science website, hands-on science exhibits
Eisentrager Howard Gallery Lincoln Eastern Art website, part of University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Elkhorn Valley Museum Norfolk Northeast Local history website, includes Johnny Carson gallery, period displays, changing exhibits and a children's discovery center
El Museo Latino Omaha Eastern Ethnic Latino and Hispanic art and history
Fairbury City Museum Fairbury Southeast Local history information
Farm And Ranch Museum Gering Western Agriculture website
Fillmore County Museum Fairmont Southeast Local history information
Florence Depot Omaha Eastern Railroad Located in the Florence community
Florence Mill Omaha 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 Ft Atkinson detail of barracks.JPG Fort Calhoun Eastern Military Restored fort with periodic living history demonstrations
Fort Cody Trading Post North Platte 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 Elyria North central Military Restored fort with seasonal weekend living history demonstrations
Fort Kearny State Historical Park Kearney Central Military Recreated stockade and exhibits about the Oregon Trail
Fort Robinson Museum Fort Robinson post HQ 2.jpg Crawford Western Military Operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society
Fort Sidney Complex Sidney Western 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
Frahm House Fort Calhoun Northeast Historic house website, operated by the Washington County Historical Society
Frank H. Woods Telephone Museum Lincoln Eastern Technology Historic telephones and equipment
Franklin County Museum Franklin Central Local history information, information, exhibits include pioneers, Native Americans, military, local citizens, farming, school house and Ol’ Towne which replicates an old West township
Freedom Park USS Hazard AM-240.jpg Omaha 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 Northeast Local history information, operated by the Nance County Historical Society
Gage County Museum Beatrice 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 North central Local history information, 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 General George Crook House in Fort Omaha.jpg Omaha Eastern Historic house 1880s Victorian period home
Genoa Historical Museum Genoa Northeast Local history website, includes Pawnee tribal and Mormon Trail exhibits
Genoa U.S. Indian School Museum Genoa Northeast School Former boarding school for Native American youth
George W. Frank House Kearney 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 Central Local history website
Gothenburg Historical Museum Gothenburg Central Local history website, operated by the Gothenburg Historical Society
Grant County Museum Hyannis Central Local history information, information, features barbed wire collection
Graves Library Museum Wakefield Eastern Local history website, operated by the Wakefield Heritage Organization, features a large collection of wrenches
Great Plains Art Museum Lincoln Eastern Art Part of University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Great Plains Black History Museum Webster Telephone Exchange-Afro-American Museum, North Omaha.jpg North Omaha Eastern African American
Great Plains Welsh Heritage & Culture Centre Wymore Southeast Ethnic website, Welsh Americans and Welsh involvement in the U.S. westward expansion
Great Platte River Road Archway Monument GPRRAMKearney.jpg Kearney Central History Nebraska's and the Platte River valley's role in westward expansion
Greeley County Historical Society Courthouse Museum Greeley Central Local history information
Greenwood Depot Museum Greenwood Southeast Local history information, operated by the Greenwood Historical Society, local and railroad history
Hastings Museum of Natural & Cultural History Hastings Central Multiple website, 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 Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles.jpg Lexington Central Military Includes helicopters, tanks, half-tracks, ambulances, a jeep, weapons, uniforms and memorabilia
Heritage Park Henderson Central Open air website, includes period farmhouse, heritage house of Russian Mennonite immigrants
Holt County Historical Museum O'Neill Central 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 Homestead Freeman School.jpg Beatrice Southeast History Influence of the Homestead Act and pioneers
Hooker County Historical Society Museum Mullen Local history website
Howard County Historical Village Saint Paul North central Open air website, includes church, school, store, blacksmith shop, post office and a depot
Hudson-Meng Bison Kill Hudson-Meng1.JPG Crawford Western Natural history Ongoing excavations of a bison kill
International Quilt Study Center Lincoln Eastern Textile Part of University of Nebraska–Lincoln
John Deere Museum Tecumseh Southeast Commodity information, 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 Northeast Biographical Operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society, study and museum of poet John Neihardt
Johnson County Historical Museum Tecumseh Southeast Local history information
Joslyn Art Museum Joslyn Fountain Court.jpg Omaha Eastern Art Strengths in nineteenth and twentieth century American and European art, Western and Native American art
Joslyn Castle 091407-JoslynCastle.jpg Omaha Eastern Historic house
Kearney Area Children's Museum Kearney Central Children's website
Keya Paha County Historical Museum Springview Local history information, operated by the Keya Paha County Historical Society
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Nebraska City Southeast Art website, changing exhibits
Knight Museum and Sand Hills Center Alliance Western Local history website, exhibits on life in the Sandhills, Native Americans, rural, country and city life, railroads
Kregel Windmill Museum Nebraska City Southeast Technology Factory and collection of water-pumping windmills
Kruger Collection Lincoln Eastern Art website, part of University of Nebraska–Lincoln, miniature furniture and decorative arts
Lester F. Larsen Tractor Museum TractorMuseum.jpg Lincoln 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 Eastern History Exhibits about the explorers and information about sites along the trail
Lighthouse Museum (Republican City, Nebraska) Republican City Central Commodity information, 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 Eastern Children's website
Lincoln County Historical Museum North Platte Western Open air website, museum 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 Western Local history information, includes period antiques and household items, operated by the Lodgepole Historical Society
Long Pine Heritage House Museum Long Pine Central Local history website
Louis E. May Museum May Historical Museum (Fremont, Nebraska) from SE 2.JPG Fremont Northeast Local history website, operated by the Dodge County Historical Society, early 20th-century period mansion and gardens
Lux Center for the Arts Lincoln Eastern Art website, includes Lux Museum with contemporary art, craft, and design
Madison County Museum Madison Northeast Local history website, operated by the Madison County Historical Society, includes firefighting equipment, telephone pioneers communications, model railroad, baseball player Richie Ashburn, and area fur farms displays
Mansion on the Hill Ogallala Western Historic house website, 1887 Victorian mansion, operated by the Keith County Historical Society
Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center Chadron Western Multiple Part of Chadron State College, life and literature of Mari Sandoz and the culture of the High Plains
Mayhew Cabin & Historic Village Nebraska City Southeast Historic house 1855 cabin, site along the Underground Railroad, also known as John Brown's Cave
Merrick County Historical Museum Central City Central Local history information
Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Interpretive Trail & Visitors Center Nebraska City Southeast History website, features keelboat replica, flora, fauna and scientific discoveries recorded by the Lewis & Clark expedition
Mormon Trail Center Omaha Eastern History website, information, Mormon pioneer history, located in Winter Quarters
Murdock Museum Murdock Southeast Local history website, operated by the Murdock Historical Society
Musbach Museum Scribner Northeast Local history information
Museum of Nebraska Major League Baseball Nebraska baseball museum.JPG Saint Paul North central Sports website
Museum of Nebraska Art Museum of Nebraska Art 4.jpg Kearney Central Art Official state museum of art, part of University of Nebraska at Kearney
Museum of Nebraska History Lincoln Eastern History website, operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society
Museum of Missouri River History Brownville Southeast Maritime Housed in the museum ship Captain Meriwether Lewis
Museum of the Fur Trade Chadron Western Industry Story of the fur trade industry
Museum of the High Plains McCook Central Local history information
National Museum of Roller Skating Lincoln Eastern Sports website
Nelson House Nebraska City 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 City Historical Society Museum Nebraska City Southeast Historic house website, includes the Victorian-period Nelson House (also known as the Taylor-Wessel-Bickel House) and the Old Freighters Museum
Nebraska City Museum Of Firefighting Nebraska City Southeast Firefighting website, historic firefighting vehicles, equipment, uniforms
Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center Kearney Central Firefighting website
Nebraska Jewish Historical Society Omaha Eastern Jewish Jewish history in Nebraska, includes the Riekes Museum, a re-creation of a neighborhood shul
Nebraska Prairie Museum Holdrege 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 Eastern History History of the school and deaf culture
Nebraska State Historical Society Nebraska State Historical Society Building.jpg Lincoln Eastern History Headquarters in Lincoln features an exhibit about the history of the Society
Neligh Mill State Historic Site Neligh Eastern Mill website, operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society, restored 1880s water-powered grist mill
Nemaha Valley Museum Auburn Southeast Local history information
Niobrara Museum Niobrara Northeast Local history information
North Platte Area Children's Museum North Platte Western Children's website
North Platte Valley Museum Gering Western Local history website, period displays tell the story of the plains Indians, fur traders, emigrant trails, and the early settlers of the North Platte River Valley, includes sod and log houses
Old Freighters Museum Nebraska City 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 Jail Museum Neligh Eastern Local history website, operated by the Antelope County Historical Society, features the main museum housed in an old jail, a reproduction log cabin and the Pioneer Church
Old West Trail Center Odell Southeast Local history website, area transportation history and local history
Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame Omaha Eastern Hall of fame
Omaha Children's Museum Omaha Eastern Children's
Otoe County Museum of Memories Syracuse Southeast Local history website, includes church with period room and business displays
Pawnee City Historical Society and Museum Pawnee City Southeast Open air website
Pedal Clinic Pawnee City Southeast Commodity information, bicycle shop with collection of tractor and car pedal toys, open by appointment
Petrified Wood Gallery Ogallala Western Natural history website, ancient woods and fossils from around the world, Native American arrowheads and area artifacts
Pierce Historical Society Museum Historic buildings, Gilman Park, Pierce, Nebraska.JPG 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 Eastern Natural history information, mounted big game trophy dioramas
Pilger Museum Pilger Northeast Local history information, operated by the Historical Society of Stanton County
Pioneer Trails Museum Bridgeport Western Local history information
Pioneer Village Ne minden pioneer village10.jpg Minden 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 Western Local history information
Plainsman Museum Aurora Central Local history
Klown Doll Museum Plainview Northeast Doll website, collection of clown dolls and figurines
Plainview Historical Museum Plainview Northeast Local history website, operated by the Plainview Historical Society, housed in a former depot
Platte County Museum Columbus Local history website, includes fossils, Indian stone tools, local historical artifacts, Victorian clothing, furnishings and heirlooms
Polk County Historical Society Museum Polk County Historical Society Museum (Nebraska) 3.jpg Osceola Open air information
Polish Heritage Center Ashton Central Ethnic website
Ponca Tribal Museum and Library Niobrara Northeast Native American website
Pony Express Station Gothenburg Central History information, information
Potter Museum Potter Western Local history information
Prairie Schooner Museum Dalton Western Local history information
Richardson County Historical Museum Falls City Southeast Local history website, operated by the Richardson County Historical Society
Richardson County Military Museum Falls City Southeast Military information
River Country Nature Center Nebraska City Southeast Natural history website, nature dioramas, animal mounts, Native American artifacts
Riverside Discovery Center Scottsbluff Western Natural history Park and zoo, will include natural history displays of the former Wildlife World
Robert E. Baker Memorial Museum Decatur, Nebraska museum from SE 2.JPG Decatur Northeast Local History website, operated by the Decatur Historical Committee
Robert Henri Museum Cozad Central Biographical website, childhood home of artist Robert Henri
Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery Lincoln Eastern Textile website, part of University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Rock Bluffs School Rock Bluff Southeast School Open by appointment with the Cass County Historical Society
Rock County Historical Museum Bassett North central Open air website, 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 Southeast History
Rock Island Depot Railroad Museum Fairbury Southeast Railroad website, operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society
Rock School House Museum Oshkosh Western Local history website, operated by the Garden County Historical Society
Rotunda Gallery Lincoln Eastern Art website, part of University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Saline County Historical Society and Museum Dorchester Local history information
Sallows Military Museum Alliance Western Military website, includes flags, helmets, gas masks, medals, uniforms and accessories
Sandhills Museum Valentine North central History information, 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 Southeast Local history website, includes period room displays, Native American artifacts, model of historic Fort Crook/Offutt Field and depot
Saunders County Museum Wahoo 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 Southeast Historic house information
Scamahorn Museum Gordon Western Local history information
Schramm Park State Recreation Area Gretna Southeast Natural history Includes fish hatchery museum, Aksarben Aquarium with fish, reptiles and amphibians, geologic display
Schuyler/Colfax County Museum Schuyler Northeast Local history website
Scotts Bluff National Monument Saddlerock Scotts-Bluff NM Nebraska USA.jpg Gering Western History Features the Oregon Trail Museum and Visitor Center, including art by William Henry Jackson
Sellors Barton Museum Ainsworth North central Local history information
Senator George Norris State Historic Site McCook Central Biographical Operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society, home of George W. Norris
Seward County Historical Society Museum Goehner Southeast Open air website
Sheldon Museum of Art Lincoln Eastern Art Part of University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Sheridan County Historical Museum Rushville Western Local history information, operated by the Sheridan County Historical Society
Silver Hills Museum Oshkosh Western Local history website, operated by the Garden County Historical Society, also known as the Opera House Museum, features bird collection, period rooms
Sioux County Historical Museum Harrison, Nebraska museum 1.JPG Harrison Western Local history information, includes museum, post office, schoolhouse and house/telephone office
Sod House Museum Gothenburg Central Historic house information, information
Stanton Heritage Museum Stanton, Nebraska Heritage Museum.JPG Stanton Northeast Local history information
Steele City Museum Steele City Eastern Open air information, 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 Southeast Local history information
Strategic Air and Space Museum Sr-71.jpg Ashland Eastern Aerospace United States Air Force military aircraft and nuclear missiles
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer US ne grand island stuhrmuseumpp.JPG Grand Island Central Living
Swedish Heritage Center Oakland Northeast Ethnic Swedish memorabilia and culture
Table Rock Pioneer History Museum Table Rock Local history website, operated by the Table Rock Historical Society
Thayer County Museum Belvidere 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 Western Local history information
Thomas P. Kennard House Lincoln Eastern Historic house Operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society, 1870s Victorian period house
Trails & Rails Museum Kearney 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 Fort Robinson Trailside Museum 1.jpg Crawford Western Natural history website, 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 Western History website, information, ranching and cowboy life artifacts and history
University of Nebraska State Museum Lincoln Eastern Natural history Part of University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Valley County Museum Ord North central Local history information, operated by the Valley County Historical Society
Valley Historical Society Museum Valley Eastern Local history information
Verdigre Heritage Museum Verdigre Northeast Open air website, features four buildings including a jail and grist mill, open by appointment and for special events
Wakefield Train Depot Wakefield Eastern Railroad website, operated by the Wakefield Heritage Organization
Washington County Museum (Nebraska) Fort Calhoun Northeast Local history website, operated by the Washington County Historical Association
Wayne County Museum Wayne Northeast Local history website
W.C. Smith House & Lime Kiln Fairbury Southeast Historic house information, operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society
Webster County Historical Museum Red Cloud Northeast Local history website
Weeping Water Museum Complex Weeping Water 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 Central Farm website, features 1925 period farmhouse, barn, tractor museum and windmill in a working farm
Wheel Museum Brownville Southeast Transportation website, horse-drawn vehicles, farming equipment and more, operated by the Brownville Historical Society
White Horse Museum Stuart North central Local history information
Wilber Czech Museum Wilber, Nebraska Czech Museum.JPG Wilber Southeast Ethnic website, includes Czech dolls, clothing, household items, replicas of early immigrant homes and early Wilber businesses
Wildwood Historic Center Nebraska City Southeast Historic house website, 1869 Victorian house and art gallery
Willa Cather State Historic Site Red Cloud 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 Eastern Biographical Also known as Fairview, home of orator William Jennings Bryan
Wisner Heritage Museum Wisner Northeast Local history website
York Area Children's Museum York Central Children's website

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  1. ^ http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2006/Dec/03/ln/FP612030373.html "Ex-curator of Wahiawa museum charged with fraud in Nebraska", Honolulu Advertiser, December 3, 2006
  2. ^ http://www.koreanwar-educator.org/topics/p_kopitke_kyle.htm "Kopitke Out of Business in Nebraska", Korean War Educator
  3. ^ http://www.ago.state.ne.us/news/pressreleases/021407_Kopitke_Settlement.htm "Bruning Puts An End To War Museum Operations, Artifacts Returned to Veterans"
  4. ^ http://archives.starbulletin.com/2007/05/13/news/story11.html "War museums return artifacts as organizer is called 'con artist'", Star Bulletin, May 13, 2007
  5. ^ "WyoBraska Natural History Museum". Riverside Discovery Center. Retrieved 17 October 2013.