Kearney Arch files for bankruptcy protection
Poor highway access plagued the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument since it opened in 2000. That will change with the completion of a new I-80 interchange this year.
Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12:00 am
KEARNEY, Neb. — The giant Western history museum that spans Interstate 80 was supposed to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to central Nebraska every year.
But the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument has been plagued by financial troubles almost from the start. Boosters oversold the museum’s potential for attracting tourists. Critics said it was more of a theme park than a museum. Plus, it’s hard to get to.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12:00 am.