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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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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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Grain Bin Antique Town
Grain Bin Antique Town

Antiques Give Grain Bins New Life Ashley burns In the hills south of North Platte is evidence of what happens when an idea comes to life. Grain Bin Antique Town is one of those small treasures you just about have to get lost to find. It is a collection of 16 octagonal, Depression-era

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Fossil Hunters Discovery in the Badlands
Fossil Hunters Discovery in the Badlands

THE NEBRASKA BADLANDS are a rugged, unforgiving and sometimes dangerous place. Stagecoach bandits, fugitive gunmen and desperate natives often found the terrain – if not inviting – at least a conveniently foreboding sanctuary when needed. From time immemorial, lives have ended here, wit

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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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Merriman's Bowring Ranch
Merriman's Bowring Ranch

Visitors have traveled here from as far away as Greenland to see the finest of sterling silver. Tourists from China have gazed at the prized glass crystal and china, but then they notice something shining out that is even more valuable. Land.   During her years in Washington, D.C., E

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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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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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Gordon Howard's Chimney Rock
Gordon Howard's Chimney Rock

When the sun rises just right, the homestead where Gordon Howard was born 78 years ago in a two-story sod house is touched by the shadow of Chimney Rock. The iconic landmark that served as an important milestone to roughly half a million westward pioneers in the 1800s has been a part of his life eve

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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 regarded as a strange landscape within the grassland. Sediment layers deposited by ancient vo

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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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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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Prairie Pines Golf Course
Prairie Pines Golf Course

Fore! Nebraska's Only 7-Hole Course. Prairie Pines Golf Course is a links style seven-hole course. Cart rental available.  (308) 879-4469 For more information about Potter, contact the Cheyenne County Visitors Committee at (866) 545-4030 or visit www.sidneycheyennecountytourism.c

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Downtown Potter - Soda Fountains & Museums
Downtown Potter - Soda Fountains & Museums

Potter Offers Nebraska Small Town Charm You don’t have to go far out of your way to visit downtown Potter – it’s just a minute’s drive from I-80. Unwind at city parks or at the Reading Garden beside the library downtown.  In one of several restored historic bui

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Pony Express National Monument
Pony Express National Monument

Pony Express Riders Connected Nebraska and the Nation Near the Cabela’s store is the Pony Express National Monument. The monument’s flags can be seen from a long distance by travelers motoring on I-80. For more information about Sidney, contact the Cheyenne County Visitors Comm

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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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Buffalo Bill State Historical Park
Buffalo Bill State Historical Park

Buffalo Bill State Historical Park While approaching North Platte from Interstate 80, one of the first landmarks seen is Fort Cody Trading Post. Fort Cody is an old-fashioned roadside attraction. Outside it looks like a log stockade; inside it is a combination gift shop and museum, with Buffalo

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Potter's Pasture Mountain Bike Trail
Potter's Pasture Mountain Bike Trail

Mountain Biking in Western Nebraska IT’S A BEAUTIFUL fall Sunday afternoon at Potter’s Pasture. Four riders on mountain bikes are lined up, adrenaline pumping, ready to begin the Ride-Run-Ride biathlon. Steve Potter, the honorary starter with two cracked ribs, hoarsely calls BIKERS

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Valentine Family Aquatic Center
Valentine Family Aquatic Center

Swim and Splash in Aquatic Center For more big splashes, head to the Valentine Family Aquatic Center, where a spiral water slide, cargo nets, lily pads and diving wells will provide hours of watery fun. Open 1-7 p.m. daily, June 1 through the end of August. Cost is $3 per person per day. Family,

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