Western Nebraska

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Explore Western Nebraska

Divided into four distinct regions, Journey to Western Nebraska is every adventurer’s ultimate guide to all points of interest, entertaining events, tourist stops and lodging properties in Western Nebraska. Use Journey to Western Nebraska to plan your next vacation and then hit the road to adventure on the Journey of a lifetime.

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Activities & Attractions

Off-roaders of the two-wheeled, pedal-powered variety can explore 40 "official" mountain bike trails and other less developed thoroughfares at Potter's Pasture.

Fort Robinson State Park is three miles west of Crawford on Highway 20. It began in 1874 as a military camp at the Red Cloud Indian Agency. Now, the park is one of Nebraska’s most popular attractions.

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.

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State Parks & Scenic Byways

The Bridges to Buttes Scenic Byway cuts a 200 mile long path near the northern border of Western Nebraska, from Valentine to the Wyoming border beyond Harrison. It's wide open country, dotted with world class surprises.

Founded in 1921, Chadron State Park is Nebraska’s oldest state park, encompassing nearly 1,000 acres of Pine Ridge wilderness. The park offers trout fishing, camping, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching and horseback riding.

Smith Falls is the tallest waterfall in Nebraska, The spring-fed falls drop 70 feet and flow out to bolster the Niobrara River. An historic iron truss bridge, open to pedestrians only, spans the Niobrara River.

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Just for Kids

Dusty Trails

Loess Canyons - North Platte

Whatever outdoor adventure you’re looking for, Dusty Trails can create it for you.

Riverside Discovery Center


See exotic species such as chimpanzees, zebras, lizards, and tigers at Riverside Discovery Center.



Carhenge is perhaps the strangest attraction in Nebraska. The full-scale replica of England’s famous Stonehenge is built entirely from old cars.

Cody Go-Karts

North Platte

Cody Go Karts in North Platte offers fun-filled days for the entire family. Enjoy two go-kart tracks, bumper boats, three waterslides, 18-hole mini golf couse and Frontier kiddie rides.


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