You don’t have to go far out of your way to visit downtown Potter – it’s just a minute’s drive from I-80. Unwind at city parks or at the Reading Garden beside the library downtown.
In one of several restored historic buildings, Potter Sundry is an old-fashioned soda fountain serving homemade food and ice cream desserts. A Collective Gathering Flea Market is next door. Nearby is Chestnut Street Memory Station antique store, and the old Lincoln Highway Cafe, now known as Bags’ Bar and Steakhouse.
The Railroad Museum on Front Street displays Union Pacific Railroad History. Potter Historical Museum on Sherman Street preserves local history. Both museums open by appointment. (308) 879-4356.
Prairie Pines Golf Course is a links style seven-hole course. Cart rental available. (308) 879-4469.
Three miles east of Potter on U.S. Highway 30 is the historic Point of Rocks, where railroad crews laying the Union Pacific line clashed with Indians. The altercations provided the impetus to establish Fort Sidney. The track here, called Buffalo Bend, is the sharpest curve on the Union Pacific line. Lodgepole Creek, which parallels the track, is the longest creek in the world. The Point of Rocks Motel and Campground located beneath the Point, just south of Highway 30, offers lodging and camping facilities.
For more information about Potter, contact the Cheyenne County Visitors Committee. (866) 545-4030.