Valentine Area

The “Heart City” is near the Niobrara National Scenic River. Five miles east of Valentine on Highway 12, bison and elk roam Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge. Attractions include, Smith Falls, Merritt Reservoir, McKelvie National Forest and Valentine NWR.

Cherry County Tourism

Valentine Area
“The roll of Cherry County Tourism is to serve as a catalyst for tourism development and Promotion. We will be a proactive leader among community organizations and help create collaborative solutions to identify and market the best of the sandhills and its heritage to visitors.”
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402-376-2969

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Ainsworth Municipal

Ainsworth Area

Arthur Bowring Ranch State Historical Park

Valentine Area
Arthur Bowring Ranch State Historical Park is a 7,202-acre ranch. Buildings and grounds are open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The grounds are open from 9 a.m. to sunset the rest of the year.

Cody’s Country Cabin

Cody
US Hwy 20.
Cody NE 69211

402-823-4182

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Comfort Inn

Valentine
Located in the heart of Valentine, this hotel is steps from Trailhead Park and Niobrara National Scenic River Headquarters. Cherry County Historical Society Museum and Valentine City Park are also within 1 mi (2 km).This smoke-free hotel features a spa tub, a business center, and a meeting room.
101 Main St
Valentine NE 69201

402-376-3300

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Econo Lodge & Suites

Valentine
340 E. US Hwy 20
Valentine NE 69201

402-376-3131

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Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge

Valentine Area
Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge is home to herds of bison and elk. A 3.5-mile driving tour provides up close views. The bison are often encountered crossing the refuge road. While near the herds, stay in your car. A bison bull can weigh a ton and moves with astonishing speed.

Frederick Peak Golf Club

Valentine Area
Frederick Peak is unique 10 hole course set in scenic hills and was designed by golfing legend Tom Lehman.

Heartland Elk Guest Ranch

Valentine
Our cabins are a peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. All of our fully-furnished cabins are nestled in a native Pine forest and have amazing views of nature in every direction. The layout of the cabins is equally perfect for a quiet family getaway.
90236 SPARKS RIVER ROAD
VALENTINE, NE 69201

402-376-2553

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Lord Ranch Resort

Valentine
Located in the middle of one of Nebraska’s best outdoor recreation and wildlife areas, the Lord Ranch is perfect for the nature lover, star gazer, bird watcher, hunter or fisherman. It’s also the ideal retreat destination for anyone who seeks peace, quiet and memorable scenery.
38946 State Spur 16 B
Valentine NE 69201

402-376-5984 or 800-270-0181

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Merritt Reservoir

12345 W. 67th Street
This City, NE 12345

Merritt Trading Post Resort

Valentine
We are located on the white sand beaches of Merritt Reservoir a quality multi-species fishery. We have over 200,000 acres of public accessible land for hunting. The resort offers lakeside cabins, bait, tackle, groceries, convenience food items, ice, beer, fuel, boat rental, kayak and canoe rental.
HC 32 Box 23
Valentine NE 69201

402-376-3437

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Motel Raine

Valentine
618 W. US Hwy 20
Valentine NE 69201

402-376-2030 or 800-999-3066

Niobrara National Scenic River

Valentine Area

Canoeing, Kayaking, Tanking, Tubing,

Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest

Valentine Area

Camping, Hiking, Hunting,

Smith Falls State Park

Valentine Area
One of the Niobrara River Valley’s many waterfalls, Smith Falls is the highest in the state. The spring-fed water drops almost 70 feet and then flows into the Niobrara River. A short hike and a walk across a historic truss bridge that spans the Niobrara River will take you to a walkway to the falls.

402-376-1306

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Super 8 Motel – Valentine

Valentine
This simple budget hotel is a 13-minute walk from the Cherry County Historical Society and a 15-minute drive from the Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge. Complimentary continental breakfast is served in an informal dining area. Amenities include an indoor pool, a sauna and hot tub.
223 E. US Hwy 20
Valentine NE 69201

402-376-1250

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The Niobrara Lodge

Valentine
830 E. US Hwy 20
Valentine NE 69201

402-376-3000 or 877-376-3003

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The Prairie Club

Valentine Area
With 2 18 hole courses and a 10 hole par 3 course. TPC is a semi-private destination, we strive to provide the greatest value to our members and their families, while offering access to our public guests who want to come and experience world-class golf on the Sandhills of Nebraska.

Trade Winds Motel

Valentine
Explore the beauty of the Sand Hills while staying at this clean and comfortable motel. Hometown hospitality with affordable rates, free in-room fiber-optic internet, complimentary breakfast and excellent customer service. With our improved all non-smoking rooms, a quiet nights rest is assured.
1009 E. US Hwy 20
Valentine NE 69201

402-376-1600

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Valentine National Wildlife Refuge

Valentine Area