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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 for...
    Chief Standing Bear

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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.

Niobrara, NE Recreation

Niobrara Valley Golf Course

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

Niobrara, NE Recreation


Sage Brothers Memorial

The Sage Brothers Memorial plaque was originally placed at the entrance to Sage Brothers Memorial Field. In 1999 it was moved to downtown Niobrara, just north of the Niobrara Mall.

Niobrara, NE Memorials

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

Things to do near Niobrara, NE

Lyons City Park and RV Camping

Located on the west end of Lyons, the park has full hookups for campers with showers and toilets; a swimming pool; picnic ...

Ponca SP Boat Access

A boat ramp is located just north of the park headquarters for access to the Missouri for boaters and anglers. Anglers will f...