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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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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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Eiker Park - Springs & Walking Trails
Eiker Park - Springs & Walking Trails

Hiking Big Springs and the Union Pacific Train Robbery Heading west from Ogallala on I-80, you’ll come to Big Springs. The first and largest robbery of a Union Pacific train happened here in 1877. Texas outlaw Sam Bass and five companions made off with $60,000 in gold and currency. Some

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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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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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Railroad Museum at Cody Park
Railroad Museum at Cody Park

Rare Locomotives at the Railroad Museum in Cody At the park’s Railroad Museum, Union Pacific Railroad displays two of its largest locomotives (one steam, one diesel) and houses a railroad museum in the accompanying cars and restored depot. The steam engine is one of two remaining 3900-c

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Cody Park & Wild West Memorial
Cody Park & Wild West Memorial

Bronze Sculpture of Buffalo Bill Worth Half a Million 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. As the centerpiece of the park&rsq

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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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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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Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge
Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge

Bison, Elk, Birdwatching and Canoeing Five miles east of Valentine on Highway 12, Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge is home to dust-raising herds of bison and elk. A 3.5-mile driving tour provides up close views. The bison are often encountered crossing the refuge road. While near the herds,

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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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Box Butte Reservoir
Box Butte Reservoir

Box Butte Reservoir on the Niobrara River Box Butte Reservoir, a 1,600-acre lake and recreational area, is 10 miles north of town. It offers excellent fishing, boating, swimming, windsurfing and sailing, and is part of a state recreation area with picnic areas, hiking and primitive camping. (308

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Parks in Alliance
Parks in Alliance

Alliance Offers Beautiful City Parks With 140 acres of public space, Alliance is proud of its extensive park system. Central Park is the city’s oldest, and its Central Park Fountain is on the National Register of Historic Places. Other Alliance parks include Laing Lake and Bower Park, and t

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Smith Lake Wildlife Management Area
Smith Lake Wildlife Management Area

Camping, Wildlife and Fishing at Smith Lake Smith Lake Wildlife Management Area has fishing, picnic areas and primitive camping. It is 27 miles south of Rushville on Highway 250. For more information on Rushville, contact the Rushville Chamber of Commerce at (308) 327-2221 or visit www.ru

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Metcalf Wildlife Management Area
Metcalf Wildlife Management Area

Hiking and Camping in Hay Springs, Nebraska Wildlife abounds in the pine forest of Metcalf Wildlife Management Area. The area is closed to motorized vehicles, but hiking is allowed, as is camping at primitive sites. To find it, take Highway 20 to the east edge of Hay Springs and follow the county

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Walgren Lake State Recreation Area
Walgren Lake State Recreation Area

Underwater Monster Swims Walgren Lake in Hay Springs Locals say a Loch Ness-style monster lives in the waters of Walgren Lake. We can’t confirm that, but we do know that Walgren Lake State Recreation Area has camping, fishing and picnic areas. To find the lake, start at the junction of High

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Nebraska National Forest - Camping & Mountain Biking
Nebraska National Forest - Camping & Mountain Biking
Nebraska's Best Mountain Biking Trails

Best Mountain Biking Trails in Nebraska The Pine Ridge Ranger District of the Nebraska National Forest is 52,000 acres of ponderosa pine and mixed grass prairies. Primitive camping is allowed. The Red Cloud Campground has picnic tables, fire grates and vault toilets; it is eight miles south o

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Chadron State Park
Chadron State Park

Nebraska's Oldest State Park Offers Wilderness Fun Founded in 1921, Chadron State Park is Nebraska’s oldest state park, encompassing nearly 1,000 acres of Pine Ridge wilderness. Located nine miles south of Chadron on Highway 385, the park offers trout fishing, camping, hiking, mountain biki

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Prairie Winds Community Center
Prairie Winds Community Center

Travelers to Bridgeport Welcome to Work Out and Shower Travelers are welcome to use the exercise room and shower at Prairie Winds Community Center on North Main Street. For more information, contact the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce at (308) 262-1825 or visit www.bridgeportneb.com.

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