Nebraska's "Cowboy Capital"

The Cowboy Capital of Nebraska

Ogallala was the “Gomorrah of the cattle trail,” wrote Andy Adams, a trail driver who first saw the community in 1875. In the 1870s and 1880s, Ogallala was the end of the trail as cowboys drove herds of longhorns up from Texas to be shipped east on the Union Pacific Railroad. After several long, hard months in the saddle, cowboys were ready for a rip-roaring good time when they reached town. 

Visitors to Nebraska’s “Cowboy Capital” can enjoy Wild West entertainment at Front Street

For more information about Ogallala, contact the Ogallala/Keith County Chamber of Commerce at (800) 658-4390 or visit