Thedford is a crossroads community along Highway 2. Highway 83 leads north to Valentine and south to North Platte.

The Thedford Art Gallery, 509 Court St., sells framed photography, sculptures, pottery, jewelry and other art. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, May 1-Dec. 30; open the rest of the year 1-5 p.m. or by appointment. (308) 645-2396. There’s also the Yellow Calf Studio, which shows and sells sculptures by appointment. (308) 645-2537.

One block west of the art gallery, the Thomas County Historical Museum depicts Sandhills history, displaying artifacts used by settlers. The museum in the former Paxton home includes antique firearms, historical photos, tools, implements and other curiosities. (308) 645-2477.

Thedford Golf Course is a nine-hole public course built by local volunteers in 2009. In addition to challenging tee boxes, one of the most attractive attributes of this course are its scenic overlooks of the Middle Loup River. Cart rental available. (308) 645-2233.