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Gavins Point Dam

Gavins Point Dam, part of the 1944 Pick-Sloan Plan, plays an important role in the successful operation of the six main stem dams and reservoirs on the Upper Missouri River Basin. The dam was completed in 1957 at a cost of $51 million.


Water released from the five upstream dams is used at Gavins Point Dam for production of hydroelectric power. The Gavins Point Dam generators provide enough electricity to meet the annual needs of 65,000 people. Controlled releases from the dam enhance navigation and minimize erosion on the Missouri River to St. Louis, Missouri. Gavins Point Dam, along with Lewis and Clark Lake, provide $35 million in benefits to the public annually. These benefits include power generation, flood control, recreation, navigation support, and fish and wildlife enhancement.



Hours: Tours of the Power Plant are given daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day from 10 AM to 6 P.M.
Phone: 402-667-7873
Special tours can be scheduled by calling 402-667-7873 weekdays between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM.

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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

Devil's Nest

Devil's Nest is a designated scenic area noted as a hideout for Jesse James and other famous outlaws. Rumors have it there is still $30,000 in hidden gold buried in the Devils Nest! In your adventure of reaching this point, you will no doubt understand why this was such a good hiding place.

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Niobrara Valley Golf Course

This nine-hole course with grass greens was built on the old town site. Carts available for rent.

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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
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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:

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Things to do Recreation near Niobrara, NE

Lake Babcock

600-acre storage lake provides fishing opportunities. ...

Golf

Valley View Golf Course - Clubhouse, range, carts. 1126 Country Road X (402) 721-7772

Lake North

200-acre power-storage lake provides fishing, swimming and boating. ...