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Valentine
Valentine

The “Heart City” is near the Niobrara National Scenic River. Outfitters provide everything needed for fun floating. Five miles east of Valentine on Highway 12, bison and elk roam Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge. Attractions include, Smith Falls, Merritt Reservoir, McKelvie National For

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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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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 The “Heart City” is near the Niobrara National Scenic River. Outfitters provide everything needed for fun floating. Five miles east of Valentine on Highway 12, bison and elk roam Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge. Attractions include, Smith Falls, Merrit

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Middle Loup River - Canoes, Kayaks & Stock Tanks
Middle Loup River - Canoes, Kayaks & Stock Tanks

Float the Middle Loup River People looking for a family-friendly river trip can float or paddle down the Middle Loup River just north of Mullen. The Middle Loup also is spring-fed and has relatively calm waters as it meanders through wide, sloping Sandhills canyons. Canoe and kayak rental is avai

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Dismal River Paddling - Canoe & Kayak
Dismal River Paddling - Canoe & Kayak

Canoe and Kayak the Dismal River.  It's Fun! Experienced canoers and kayakers can test their skills on the Dismal River south of Mullen. The Dismal is a fast-flowing, spring-fed river with plenty of twists and sunken debris that make it a natural obstacle course. Along the trip, canoers and ka

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Riverside Discovery Center
Riverside Discovery Center
Come see more than 200 wild animals!

Show Your Children the Wildlife of the World in Scottsbluff ​ You’d expect to find wildlife in the rugged country around Scottsbluff, and you will. Elk, pronghorn, mule deer, bighorn sheep, bobcats and even an occasional mountain lion are seen. You wouldn’t expect to see e

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