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Saddle Up
Saddle Up

Adventures on horseback have taken place in Western Nebraska since long before we were a state. With plenty of land available for riding your trusty steed or mare, there’s no need to be a tenderfoot. The Samuel McKelvie National Forest, Bessey Ranger District of the Nebraska National Forest

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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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Pine Ridge National Recreation Area
Pine Ridge National Recreation Area

The Pine Ridge National Recreation Area is a 6,600-acre parcel of land limited to non-motorized recreation. There are horse corrals, a rider ramp, modern toilets, drinkable water via a hand pump, and picnic tables. Hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking are allowed. The recreation area and tra

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Top Kid-Friendly Attractions
Top Kid-Friendly Attractions

Ready for your wild West Nebraskan vacation? Check out our list of the best family-friendly features to make your trip a real adventure! Golden Spike Tower North Platte Bailey Yard is the world’s biggest rail yard. Some 15,000 rail cars pass through each day and you can watch them from eigh

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Just for Kids
Just for Kids
West Nebraska's Top Kid-Friendly Attractions

From wild bison to dinosaur fossils, train yard museums to go kart tracks, cowboys and indians to ice cream sundaes - West Nebraska is guaranteed to have a little something for everyone!     Ready for your wild West Nebraskan vacation? Check out our list of the best family-friendly feat

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Cody Park
Cody Park

  Buffalo Bill is memorialized at Cody Park on north U.S. Highway 83. In 1998, a British sculptor donated a life-size bronze statue of Buffalo Bill, whose show was a big hit in Queen Victoria’s time. Cody Park is located at 1400 North Jeffers Street in North Platte. Open year-ro

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Neville Center for the Perfoming Arts
Neville Center for the Perfoming Arts

The historic Fox Theater, original built as a movie and vaudeville theater in 1929, is the home of the North Platte Community Playhouse, hosting many productions each year. Neville Center for the Performing Arts is located at 301 East 5th Street in North Platte. Visit northplattecommunityplayhouse.

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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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Sandhills Safari in Seneca
Sandhills Safari in Seneca

     A new day dawns, and the sun rises as if being born from the shallow rivulet flowing through this wild and wide, grassy plain. A watchful mother zebra leads last night’s colt to water’s edge, instinctively peering into the murkiness for danger. Nearby, antelope a

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Toadstool Travels
Toadstool Travels

  Attention aspiring astronauts (past or present): If you have ever wondered what it was like to walk on another planet, you must visit Toadstool Geologic Park in Western Nebraska.  It is unlike any adventure you will ever have. Toadstool’s namesake is its giant stones are perfectly

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Fun at Fort Robinson
Fun at Fort Robinson

Surrounded by rugged ranchlands and pine-speckled bluffs, steeped long and deep with Old-West history, beautiful, peaceful and fun – this is Fort Robinson, Nebraska.     Sculpted with ancient cottonwood trees and century-old buildings, the Fort’s sheer enormity absorbs most t

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Get in the Car and Ride: Big Red, Big Sky, Big Adventure
Get in the Car and Ride: Big Red, Big Sky, Big Adventure

  Beautiful Nebraska, peaceful prairieland, Laced with many rivers, and the hills of sand; Dark green valleys cradled in the earth, Rain and sunshine bring abundant birth.   From Beautiful Nebraska   Monumental landscapes and miles of mountain biking meet American history and

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Potter
Potter

Potter Duckpin Bowling Alley   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 buildings, Potte

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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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 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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World's Smallest Courthouse
World's Smallest Courthouse

The World's Smallest Courthouse is in Nebraska About 40 miles west of Tryon on Highway 92, Arthur is the only town and county seat of Arthur County. The ranching town boasts what is believed to be the world’s smallest courthouse. The 26-by-28-foot white frame building was built a year after A

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Fort Robinson
Fort Robinson
Fort Robinson State Park & Post Playhouse

Nebraska's Largest State Park - Where Crazy Horse Surrendered Fort Robinson State Park is three miles west of Crawford on Highway 20. It began in 1874 as a military camp at the Red Cloud Indian Agency. Now, the park is one of Nebraska’s most popular attractions. Lakota warrior Crazy Horse

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