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North Platte, Nebraska

  • 51miles West of North Platte
    Lake McConaughyNearly everything about Lake McConaughy is big. At full storage of 1,948,000 acre-feet, Big Mac is 22 miles long, 4 miles wide for quite some distance from the dam, and 142... continue
  • 51miles West of North Platte
    Lake Ogallala SRA Chilled by the massive surface of Lake McConaughy, a breeze sweeps gently eastward across Kingsley Dam and tumbles 160 feet to the surface of Lake Ogallala. There, at the "little lake,"... continue

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Buffalo Bill State Historical Park

North Platte was home of the man who made the Wild West world-renowned. No one figure personifies the frontier spirit better than William F. "Buffalo Bill" Coy, the West's most colorful showman, army scout and buffalo hunter.

North Platte, NE State Historical Park

Cody Park Railroad Museum

One of the most beautiful sights in North Platte is Cody Park. The Union Pacific Railroad Co. donated and installed steam locomotive UP 3977 in the railroad museum area of Cody Park in 1968

North Platte, NE Museums

Fox Theater

The Fox Theater is a fine example of the "Picture Palace," a building type popular in America in the 1920

North Platte, NE National Register

Dancing Leaf

One thousand years ago in Southwest Nebraska, there lived small groups of Native Americans known to archeologists as the Upper Republican Culture. These farming people were probably ancestors to the Pawnee Tribe. Some may feel their way

North Platte, NE Tours

Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center

The tower will eventually rise to height of 95 feet above the ground. The main level will be 1,925 square feet and there with be a grand 360 degree view that is fully enclosed. With a second viewing platform 7

North Platte, NE Railroad History

Things to do near North Platte, NE

O'Fallon's Bluff

Conestoga wagons on the Oregon Trail were forced to follow a very narrow trail between the bluff and the Platte River. ...