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Hudson-Meng Education & Research Center
Hudson-Meng Education & Research Center

What killed the bison?  Research it here. 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 volcanoes have eroded at different r

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Midwest Theater
Midwest Theater
Historic Midwest Theater

Historic Midwest Theater The historic Midwest Theater  is a grand, old movie palace of yesteryear in downtown Scottsbluff. For more information on Scottsbluff, contact Scotts Bluff County Tourism at 800-788-9475 or visit www.VisitScottsBluff.com.

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Fort Cody Trading Post
Fort Cody Trading Post

Photo by Steve & Bobbi Olson Stockades, Buffalo Bill Cody Memorabilia and Wild West Show!   While approaching North Platte from Interstate 80, one of the first landmarks seen is Fort Cody Trading Post. When viewed from the outside it looks like a frontier log stockade complete with aut

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Banner County Museum
Banner County Museum

See How Pioneers Lived in Harrisburg Turning north from Kimball, State Highway 71 will take you past the little village of Harrisburg.  The Banner County Museum is an 11-building complex that includes a 19th-century log schoolhouse, sod house, log cabin, 1910 barn, pioneer church and the old

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Plains Historical Museum
Plains Historical Museum

Railroad History, Plains Memories and Native Americans Kimball began as a railroad construction camp. Because of large herds of pronghorn in the area, the railroad called the new station Antelope, and the new village, Antelopeville. In 1885, the growing settlement was renamed for railroad executi

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War Memorial - Legion Park & Memorial Gardens
War Memorial - Legion Park & Memorial Gardens

Tallest Flagpole in Nebraska! Twenty-nine Sidney buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. Sidney is the only Western Nebraska city with a “Historic District” designation. When a local man suggested erecting a flagpole for the War Memorial in Legion Park and Memorial

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Lodgepole Depot Museum
Lodgepole Depot Museum

Train Depot, Railroad Museum and History in Lodgepole The Lodgepole Depot Museum, on the corner of McCall Street & Bates Boulevard, displays horse buggies, antique furniture, pony express items and historical clothing inside the an old train depot. Open by appointment. (308) 483-5353. For mor

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Bergstrom Rock & Gem Collection
Bergstrom Rock & Gem Collection

Enjoy Art in Chappell The Chappell Memorial Art Gallery is part of the Chappell Public Library, 289 Babcock, which is also home to the Bergstrom Rock and Gem Collection, including mastodon fossils, and polished stones and gems. How did Chappell get such collections? Orianna Ward Chappell, wif

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Chappell Memorial Art Gallery
Chappell Memorial Art Gallery

Fine Art in Chappell The reproductions at the Chappell Memorial Art Gallery are so good that they were long thought to be Rembrandt originals. The gallery is part of the Chappell Public Library, 289 Babcock. For more information, call Chappell Tourist Information at (308) 874-2401 or visit ww

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Giant American Flag on Silo
Giant American Flag on Silo

Huge Flag Celebrates America Travelers see grain elevators aplenty along I-80, but none with a paint job like the Farmers Elevator in Chappell. An American flag measuring 52 feet by 100 feet is painted on its south side. The curves of the silos make the flag look like it’s blowing in the wi

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Little Church of Keystone
Little Church of Keystone

Church Serves Both Catholics and Protestants East of Kingsley Dam, the town of Keystone is home to one of the most unique churches you’ll find. Built in 1908, the Little Church of Keystone is the result of cooperation and pioneer ingenuity. The town was too small for two churches, so th

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 Lake McConaughy Visitor & Water Interpretive Center
Lake McConaughy Visitor & Water Interpretive Center

Nebraska's First Water Museum! The Lake McConaughy Visitor/Water Interpretive Center is on the south side of the lake, nine miles north of Ogallala on Highway 61. Nebraska’s first water museum interprets the significance of water to Nebraska’s past, present and future. The center includ

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Mansion on the Hill
Mansion on the Hill

Ogallala's Finest Home in 1887 The Mansion on the Hill was Ogallala’s finest home when it was built in 1887. It is open Memorial Day through mid-September as a Victorian period residence museum. It is at the corner of Spruce and 10th streets.  For more information about Ogal

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Petrified Wood Gallery
Petrified Wood Gallery

Petrified Wood, Fossils and Native American Artifacts The renowned Petrified Wood Gallery has a newly expanded gallery at 481 E. First St. It features the petrified wood art of twin brothers Howard and Harvey Kenfield, as well as fossils, gemstones, geodes, Western sculpture and Native American a

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Crystal Palace Revue & Shoot Out
Crystal Palace Revue & Shoot Out

Gomorrah of the Cattle Trail - Fun Times Ahead! ​Ogallala was the “Gomorrah of the cattle trail,” wrote Andy Adams, a trail driver who first saw the community in 1875. In the 1870s and 1880s, Ogallala was the end of the trail as cowboys drove herds of longhorns up from Texas to be

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Nebraska's "Cowboy Capital"
Nebraska's "Cowboy Capital"

The Cowboy Capital of Nebraska Ogallala was the “Gomorrah of the cattle trail,” wrote Andy Adams, a trail driver who first saw the community in 1875. In the 1870s and 1880s, Ogallala was the end of the trail as cowboys drove herds of longhorns up from Texas to be shipped east on the U

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Stones and Bones Gallery & Emporium
Stones and Bones Gallery & Emporium

Stone Age Artifacts, Flint Knapping and Tipis Stones and Bones Gallery and Emporium offers a unique assemblage of Stone Age artifacts from Western Nebraska, along with western and wildlife art. Group tours of 10 or fewer are available at a minimal cost. Offers flint knapping and teepee setup demo

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Downtown North Platte Shopping & Art Galleries
Downtown North Platte Shopping & Art Galleries

Downtown North Platte Offers Great Art and Shopping Downtown has unique shops, restaurants and art galleries, including the Art & Gift Gallery, 516 N. Dewey, the largest original art gallery between Omaha and Denver. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Call (308) 534-1946 or visit n

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North Platte Area Children's Museum
North Platte Area Children's Museum

Children Love Museums The North Platte Area Children’s Museum offers hands-on learning about science, technology, culture and the arts. It is in the Carnegie Library building, 314 N. Jeffers St. Call (308) 532-3512 or visit northplattechildrensmuseum.com. Tues-Sat, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial
America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial

Celebrate Military Men and Women Located just south of I-80, America’s 20th Century Veterans’ Memorial honors all military men and women of the past century. A brick bas-relief sculpture depicts major wars from World War I to the Persian Gulf. Larger-than-life-size bronze statues depi

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