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"Tanks" for the Memories
"Tanks" for the Memories

You’ve seen them from the road – those round water tanks at the base of a windmill with horses and cattle gathered around them taking a drink. That’s a good use for them but it’s not much fun. That’s where tanking comes in. Tanking is climbing into one of those round w

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NEBRASKAland Days
NEBRASKAland Days

Nebraska's Official State Celebration For over 50 years, NEBRASKAland Days has thrilled and entertained tens of thousands of visitors to North Platte's exceptional celebration. Come enjoy four nights of PRCA Buffalo Bill Rodeo action, the Junior Rodeo, family night, US Cellular Summer Jam Concert

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Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer
Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer

Listen and Discover more about Western Nebraska Find out about the history and adventure in western Nebraska. Listen to NPR’s Tom Wilmer as he shares segments of his show “Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer," in cooperation with Nebraska Tourism Commission and Geiger and Associates.

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Dusty Trails
Dusty Trails

Whatever outdoor adventure you’re looking for, Dusty Trails can create it for you. Horseback riding in the scenic Loess Canyons, tanking or canoeing on the Platte River, and even Cowboy Mounted Shooting. Dusty Trails, LLC is located at 2615 N. Buffalo Bill Avenue in North Platte. Visit dustyt

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Cody Go-Karts
Cody Go-Karts

Make Unforgettable Family Memories Cody Go Karts in North Platte offers fun-filled days for the entire family. Enjoy two go-kart tracks, bumper boats, three waterslides, 18-hole mini golf couse and Frontier kiddie rides. Rides and games are supervised for your safety, peace-of-mind and enjoyment. O

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Pine Ridge Home of Buffalo Bill Legend
Pine Ridge Home of Buffalo Bill Legend

   It was on this lonely hillside 137 years ago that the most famous showman of the Wild West was said to have outgunned a Cheyenne warrior and taken his scalp as revenge for the killing of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer three weeks earlier at the Battle of Little Bighorn. What re

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Ogallala's Soap Box Joyride
Ogallala's Soap Box Joyride

Two speed racers have climbed into their little rockets on wheels, boldly braving the whipping wind racing across Ogallala. These helmeted riders are all of 9 years old, but the boy and girl both have the steely-eyed determination of veteran NASCAR road warriors as they stare down a 34-foot dive

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Sidney Soars on High Plains
Sidney Soars on High Plains

There’s even more optimism rolling about than the freight trains from the three railroad lines constantly moving through town. But the trail of Sidney has had many twists and turns, starting in the 1870s when the most feared desperados of the Wild West lurked here. The community’s jou

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Good Times in the Badlands
Good Times in the Badlands

Our Heritage Guest Ranch is a rock of the Badlands. Homesteaded by Swedish immigrants Andrew and Johanna Rosenburg in 1887, the ranch provided food and lodging to railroad crews toiling in the area all the live-long day. At night they returned for rest, a hearty meal and to have equipment repaire

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Gering's Enduring Visions
Gering's Enduring Visions
Conservationist’s Dream Comes True

  Thanks to caring farmers, foresighted ranchers and pioneering conservationists, wildlife and agriculture thrive together in the rugged, harsh and beautiful landscape known as the Wildcat Hills. For those who have found themselves lost in its sharp but scenic vistas, it is

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Wildcat Hills in Winter
Wildcat Hills in Winter

  By volume, the Wildcat Hills of the Nebraska Panhandle region make up a miniscule portion of our state’s total acreage.    But when measured in terms of sheer cliffs and sheer beauty, these silent, stoic, jagged escarpments more commonly attributed to rockier lo

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Snake River Adventure
Snake River Adventure

Its headwaters are 120 miles away in a Sheridan County wet meadow owned by media mogul Ted Turner. It moves in serpentine fashion through Cherry County’s grass-stabilized sand dunes then fills Merritt Reservoir, a 3,000-acre fishing and boating oasis in central Cherry County about 25 miles sou

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Toadstool Geologic Park
Toadstool Geologic Park

  Strangest landscape in the Oglala National Grassland! Highway 2 leads north to Oglala National Grassland, home of pronghorn, turkey, mule deer and burrowing owls. Toadstool Geologic Park is a strange landscape within the grassland. Sediment layers deposited by ancient volcan

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Tri-State Marker - Nebraska, Colorado & Wyoming
Tri-State Marker - Nebraska, Colorado & Wyoming

Three States Touch in This Spot Nearby, the Tri-State Marker shows the spot where Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado meet. The 1869 marker actually sits several hundred feet from where it was supposed to be, but it was easier to redraw the map than to move it. It became the official boundary betw

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Panorama Point - High Point of Nebraska
Panorama Point - High Point of Nebraska

Highest Point in Nebraska! Kimball bills itself as the “High Point of Nebraska.” The elevation of Panorama Point is 5,424 feet. It is easily walked to. The Kimball County Tourism offers tongue-in-cheek certificates to those who reach the summit. Call (308) 241-0573. For more inform

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Clear Creek Waterfowl Management Area
Clear Creek Waterfowl Management Area

Goose Hunting Near Lake McConaughy In the fall, the Big Mac area becomes waterfowl hunting territory. Large numbers of Canada geese come to Clear Creek Waterfowl Management Area at the west end of the lake. Winter brings visitors for ice fishing, skating and backpacking. For more informat

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Lake Ogallala & Bald Eagle Viewing Center
Lake Ogallala & Bald Eagle Viewing Center

Visit the Bald Eagle Viewing Center Just below Kingsley Dam is Lake Ogallala, known as the “little lake.” It covers about half a square mile and offers excellent fishing for rainbow trout and yellow perch. It’s also a good backup destination if wind curtails water sports on

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Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area
Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area

Photo by Steve & Bobbi Olson Nebraska's Largest Reservoir What the old-time cowboys needed, but didn’t have, was a really big lake in which to cool off. Eight miles northeast of Ogallala, Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area is Nebraska’s largest reservoir. At full ca

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Sutherland Reservoir
Sutherland Reservoir

Swim, Camp, Birdwatch and Fish in Sutherland Reservoir One mile south of town, Sutherland Reservoir offers swimming, camping and fishing. The area has good wildlife habitat, and bald eagles use it as a winter feeding area. For more information, contact the Sutherland Chamber of C

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Sandhill Crane Migration on Platte River
Sandhill Crane Migration on Platte River

Spring Migration of the Sandhill Cranes The North Platte River valley between North Platte and Sutherland hosts thousands of Sandhill Cranes during spring migration February to April. It is the largest gathering of cranes in the world, some half a million every year. The westernmost area of th

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