Nenzel and Cody
Near Nenzel visitors taste the Sandhills at Niobrara Valley Vineyards. (402) 823-4131. Cody-Kilgore High School students helped build the strawbale Circle C Market and operate it. (402) 823-4099.
Wine Tasting in Nebraska
The area’s geological history is part of the flavor of Feather River Vineyards, where the mineral-rich soil produces distinctive grapes for its new wines. There’s a tasting room for sampling each variety, and the purchase of bottles of your favorites and other
Winery Tour and Art Galleries Near Lake McConaughy
Lewellen, at the west end of Lake McConaughy, features The Most Unlikely Place, a 1908 silent movie theater that is now a cafe. The owner roller skates about the maple floor, serving visitors surrounded by high-end art. On that same Main Street y
Special events throughout the year create unforgettable family memories at Western Nebraska’s only zoo. Birthday parties, live music concerts, after hours events and holiday celebrations have visitors, and the zoo’s big cats, roaring loudly with approval. (308) 630-6236.
Saturday mornings June through September. Backyard produce, farmers’ veggies, locally raised meat and more are for sale from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday mornings downtown between Broadway and First Avenue.
Live music takes center stage in the backyard at Fort Cody. Local acts and traveling national musicians set up in the shadow of one of the few Muffler Men statues remaining in the United States. Food and beverages are available. So is shade. Bring your favorite lawn chair if you like.
Team penning, children’s games, a cookout, outdoor church service and tours of both the Bowring’s magnificent home, and their sod house, too, makes this a fun and educational event in the heart of Nebraska Sandhills ranch country.
Join the 40th annual celebration commemorating the international heritage fur trading heritage. Events range from a primitive buckskinner camp, historic presentations, Traders’ Market, parade and more. (308) 432-4401.