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Chief Standing Bear Memorial Bridge


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Chief Standing Bear Memorial Bridge The "Chief Standing Bear Memorial Bridge" over the
Missouri River is approximately 3000 feet long and 80
feet high over the river on the South Dakota side. It links
Niobrara with South Dakota with about a 60 mile drive
straight north to Mitchell, connecting Nebraska's
Highway 14 with South Dakota's Highway 37.


Come visit us in Niobrara, Nebraska

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Niobrara Museum

Included in the displays and items of our interesting past in the museum are:

  • Collections of items from Niobrara and surrounding area
  • Documents of the three Niobrara towns' activities
  • Niobrara, NE Museums

Chief Standing Bear

Ponca Chief Standing Bear merely wanted to fulfill a promise; instead, he became part of one of the West's most famous trials. The Chief's son, like many of his tribe, had taken ill after being forced onto a reservation in Oklahoma. On his deathbed, the son uttered a final wish:

Niobrara, NE Indian Heritage

Outdoor Mural

This 140 ft. mural on the north side of the museum building was painted by Keith Knutson of Niobrara and Blane Berg of Verdel. It was funded by the Historical Society and represents approximately 200 years of history from Lewis & Clark days to the

Niobrara, NE Arts

Pilgrim Congregational Church and Manse

Constructed in 1870-71, this building served as both a chapel and a training school. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Niobrara, NE Historic Churches


Things to do Memorials near Niobrara, NE