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Harrison, Nebraska

Harrison, Nebraska

Here is a town with true-to-life "Old West" flavor and hospitality. Harrison, population 377, is the county seat and only incorporated town in Sioux County. With an elevation of 4,878 feet above sea level, it is the highest point in the state and is also the coolest one, with summer temperatures averaging highs at 77 degrees and lows around 50 degrees.

Harrison is situated on a plain atop the picturesque Pine Ridge which crosses the county from Wyoming eastward. A few miles north the ridge falls away into Sowbelly and Monroe Canyons in interesting formations, such as Inspiration Point, where the canyons house deeply wooded trails and cool, clear streams.

Tourism accommodations are available in Harrison which becomes the hub for some of the most historic and natural scenic attractions in the state. Here you can purchase food, clothing, supplies for photographers and sportsmen, automobile repairs, meals, and shopping.

Agate Fossil Beds are located 23 miles south of Harrison on Highway 29. These fossil beds are known the world over for their available fossil deposition. Toad Stool Park and the Hudson-Meng Bison Bone Bed about 28 miles northeast is an unusual part of the Little Badlands on the north side of the Pine Ridge Area and is considered to be one of Nebraska's outstanding attractions. Ogallala National Grassland in the northern part of the county includes 95,000 acres of natural beauty and wildlife. And right in Harrison, Sioux Sundries offers the 28-ounce hamburger of national fame that is sure to challenge any traveler who claims to have a hearty appetite.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Sioux County Museum

Welcome to the Sioux County Museum Complex. Four Buildings contain artifacts representative of the character and history of Sioux County from its earliest days into the 20th century.

Main Museum

Harrison, NE Museums


Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

Located on the Niobrara River in northwestern Nebraska, the Agate Fossil Beds and its surrounding prairie are preserved in a 3,000 acre National Monument. Once part of "Captain" James H. Cook's Agate Springs Ranch, the nearby beds are an important source for 19.2

Harrison, NE Monuments

Recreation

Swimming and Tennis - The town of Harrison offers several types of recreational facilities in the Grade School Park one block west of the Sioux County Courthouse. A combination tennis and basketball court along with a children'

Harrison, NE Recreation

Hudson-Meng Bison Kill

When Albert Meng was preparing to build a pond in the early 1950

Harrison, NE Archaeology

Things to do near Harrison, NE

Sheridan County Historical Museum

The complete story of Camp Sheridan and the Spotted Tail Agency can be found here, along with numerous exhibits showing life ...

Sand Ridge Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Box Butte Reservoir Birdwatching

The reservoir is surrounded by dense cottonwood and willow trees. It is easily one of the best birding areas in the Panhandle...

Crawford Historical Museum

The Crawford Historical Musuem gives visitors a chance to glimpse the history of the area. ...