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The Lincoln County are has long been a favorite of outdoor enthusiasts. They
can hike, bike, fish, boat and hunt all while being surrounded by the scenic
river valley.


North Platte is the point where the North Platte River and South Platte River
join to create the Platte River. Bird watchers enjoy the quiet beauty of the
Platte River every winter when from mid-February to early April more than 100,000
sandhill cranes come to rest and prepare for their long flight to the Arctic
Circle. A crane viewing blind is available at the Buffalo Bill State Historical
Park Campgrounds.


The rivers are popular with hunters in the fall, where waterfowl are plentiful
and the chain of Platte River reservoirs provide homes for hundreds of thousands
of ducks and geese. Hunters also come in search for the wild turkey (our largest
game bird), pheasant, quail prairie grouse and, of course, deer.


The Lincoln County expanse of lakes and reservoirs provide excellent fishing
and the opportunity to catch walleye, white bass, catfish, and wiper.


The quiet, crystal blue waters of Lake Maloney, 5 miles south of North Platte,
offers many recreational opportunities, including beach activities, picnicking,
camping, fishing, boating, archery, golf and wildlife observation.


If you're not a hunter or fisherman, North Platte has an extensive trail system
for those interested in walking and biking. The trail takes you from Lake Maloney,
south of North Platte, all the way north to the Buffalo Bill State Historical
Park.



Come visit us in North Platte, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

20th Century Veteran's Memorial

The 20th Century Veterans' Memorial is a permanent memorial dedicated to and honoring the military men and women of the United States who served their country during the 20th Century. The monument is located in North Platte's Iron Horse Park, which is adjacent to the busy "crossroads"

North Platte, NE Memorials

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

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

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

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Hunting

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Rock Creek State Fish Hatchery/Recreation Area

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