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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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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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Frederick Peak Golf Club
Frederick Peak Golf Club

New Golf Club Valentine Valentine has a new 10-hole public course opening during the summer of 2016. Frederick Peak is set in scenic hills and was designed by golfing legend Tom Lehman. The origin of the name of the landmark peak north of Valentine is uncertain. One tale recounts a settler by

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The Prairie Club
The Prairie Club

Three scenic courses await golfers at the world-class Prairie Club in the sand hills south of Valentine near Merritt Reservoir The Prairie Club is a world-class links style golf club south of Valentine. It has two 18-hole courses and a 10-hole course along the Snake River. The “Dunes”

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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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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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The Cowboy Trail - Rails to Trails Biking & Hiking
The Cowboy Trail - Rails to Trails Biking & Hiking

The Cowboy Trail stretches from Norfolk to Valentine. The crushed limestone trail follows the gentle hills and curves of an abandoned railroad. Its longest and most spectacular bridge is just outside Valentine, soaring 148 feet above the Niobrara River. The trail is open a half-hour before sunri

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Centennial Hall
Centennial Hall

Oldest Surviving High School Building in Nebraska Built in 1897, Centennial Hall stands at Third and Macomb streets, with bragging rights as the oldest standing high school building in Nebraska. In 1983 it was saved from destruction by the efforts of a local nonprofit organization who called them

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Cherry County Historical Society Museum
Cherry County Historical Society Museum

Cherry County History The Cherry County Historical Society Museum, at the corner of Main Street and Highway 20, has displays of the early days. It is open 1-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Memorial Day-Labor Day, or by appointment.  Contact (402) 376-2015 or Click Here to Visit Their Website.

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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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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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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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Valentine National Wildlife Refuge
Valentine National Wildlife Refuge

Enjoy Bird Watching in Valentine The 72,000-acre Valentine National Wildlife Refuge is 20 miles south of Valentine on Highway 83. The refuge offers spectacular birdwatching. During annual migrations, thousands of ducks and geese stop to feed and rest. Blinds for observing prairie chickens and sha

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