The Archway will reopen to the public at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 1. Along with providing tours of the attraction, The Archway will be unveiling a revamped gift shop and the Frank Morrison Theater.
Jace Robinson, marketing coordinator for The Archway said, “We’re excited to be back up and running. The staff and the city have been working tirelessly these past couple of months to bring the attraction back to its original form and vision.”
The gift shop will feature a renovated Nebraska Visitor’s Center, Nebraska-made products, a convenience stop as well as the items to commemorate a visit to The Archway. “It will be a must-stop spot for anyone’s visit to The Archway,” said Robinson.
The Frank Morrison Theater will bring a new element to The Archway experience. Visitors will now start their tour in the theater to view a video highlighting the establishment of The Archway. Robinson said, “The development of the Archway was no small task. This new video will provide visitors with an understanding of the unique structure and how it aims to bring history to life.”
The mission of The Archway is to memorialize the history of the Great Platte River Road and to provide educational facilities, programs and materials that will demonstrate the route’s significance in the continuing development of the American West. The Archway will be open daily Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon - 5 p.m. until Memorial Day.