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Oliver Reservoir State Reservation Area
Oliver Reservoir State Reservation Area

Enjoy the Water Near Kimball  Oliver Reservoir Recreation Area has a 270-acre lake for fishing and boating, and sandy beaches. (308) 254-2377.  For more information on Kimball, contact the Kimball/Banner County Chamber of Commerce on (308) 235-3782  or visit www.ci.kimball.

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Sidney Shooting Park
Sidney Shooting Park

Shooting Sports in Sidney Test your marksmanship at the Sidney Shooting Park with target shooting lanes and sporting clays courses. From I-80 exit 59, go north to U.S. Highway 30, then west to Greenwood Road, then three miles north. Sidney Shooting Park prices and hours are subject to change

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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 Memor

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Chappell Lake
Chappell Lake

Catch Largemouth Bass, Catfish and Walleye Chappell Lake is just north of the interchange and offers fishing, native grasses, wildflowers and public rest rooms.  For more information, call Chappell Tourist Information at (308) 874-2401 or visit www.chappellne.org.

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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 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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Ole's Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge
Ole's Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge

Breakfast, Burgers and Big Game Mounts Ole’s Big Game Steakhouse began as a bar in downtown Paxton. Through the years, owner Ole Herstedt decorated it with more than 200 big game trophies.  (308) 239-4500.

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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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Lake Maloney State Recreation Area
Lake Maloney State Recreation Area

Enjoy Water Sports at Lake Maloney Five miles south of town, Lake Maloney State Recreation Area offers fishing, boating, camping, picnicking, as well as archery, golf and wildlife observation.  For more information about North Platte, contact the North Platte/Lincoln County Conv

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Jeffrey Canyon Reservoir
Jeffrey Canyon Reservoir

Wild Camping, Fishing and Hiking in Brady On the eastern end of Wild West Country, Brady is home to several outdoor adventures. Jeffrey Canyon Reservoir is five miles south and one mile west of Brady. The 900-acre lake offers primitive camping, trails and fishing.  Call the Village of Bra

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Government Canyon
Government Canyon

Hiking, Biking and Bird Watching in Valentine Government Canyon is a 640-acre area of prime wildlife habitat offering hiking, biking, bird watching and hunting in specified areas.  For more information about Valentine area attractions, contact the Valentine Visitor Center at (800) 65

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Valentine State Fish Hatchery
Valentine State Fish Hatchery

Tour Valentine's Fish Hatchery Located in a pine-covered valley one mile east and one mile north of Valentine, the Valentine Fish Hatchery is one of five hatcheries in Nebraska. Because demand for fish exceeds natural supply, the state has operated hatcheries for more than a century. Sprea

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Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest
Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest

Grass, Sand Hills and Forest With the exception of riparian areas along its watercourses, the Nebraska Sandhills is a region largely void of trees. Here we find a national forest that’s mostly grass. “Only” 5,000 acres of Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest are wooded with easter

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Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area
Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area

Photo by Steve & Bobbi Olson Trophy Fishing in Nebraska The Merritt Reservoir is a man-made wonder amid the giant oasis of the Nebraska Sandhills. The second deepest lake in Nebraska surfaces south of Valentine, just miles south of Snake River Falls and the Samuel R. McKelvie National Fore

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Snake River Falls
Snake River Falls

Swim and Fish in Waterfalls Among Nebraska’s most spectacular waterfalls, Snake River Falls rushes over a 54-foot-wide ledge. When the Snake is full, it rushes over the edge at a rate of 230 cubic feet per second and sprays mist across the canyon. Water tumbles and turns like a mountain

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Smith Falls State Park
Smith Falls State Park

Nebraska's Tallest Waterfalls Of the Niobrara River Valley’s many waterfalls, the tallest is Smith Falls, 15 miles northeast of Valentine on Highway 12, then four miles south on a marked county road. The spring-fed falls drop 70 feet and flow out to bolster the Niobrara River. Th

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Niobrara National Scenic River
Niobrara National Scenic River

Nebraska's Best River to Canoe It is the ultimate pleasure cruise. Just bring a few snacks, the company of friends and family if you’re so inclined, and let nature feed your soul on a river float. When you canoe or tube on the Niobrara National Scenic River, you will travel Nebraska’s

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Cottonwood Lake State Recreation Area
Cottonwood Lake State Recreation Area

Lake Fun in Merriman Cottonwood Lake State Recreation Area is a half-mile east of Merriman and a half-mile south. Fishing, boating and camping are allowed.  (308) 684-3428

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Arthur Bowring Ranch State Historical Park
Arthur Bowring Ranch State Historical Park

Celebrate West Nebraska Cattle Ranching The history of Sandhills ranch life is on display at Arthur Bowring Ranch State Historical Park, a 7,202-acre ranch located three miles north and east of Merriman off Highway 20. Former U.S. Senator Eve Bowring managed the ranch until her death in 1985 at a

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Nebraska National Forest
Nebraska National Forest

Largest Hand-Planted Forest in the World For the westbound traveler, Highway 2, the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway, heads northwest from Grand Island, passes the Nebraska National Forest at Halsey, crosses the lake country of the western Sandhills, then exits the region near Alliance and turns no

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