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Scott Lookout Tower You can see the trees and beautiful sand hills countryside for miles when you climb to the top of the Scott Lookout Tower. Visitors may view the sandhills scenery and tree plantations as well as learn about forest fire spotting techniques. The stairway to the observation deck is steep; appropriate footwear is a necessity. This attraction is not recommended for those with respiratory or circulatory impairments.


Scott Lookout National Recreation Trail winds through the man-made forest, approximately three miles from just south of the Campground to the Lookout Tower. There is also an eight-mile hiking trail from one mile south of the campground to the Dismal River and White-tail Campground.



Hours: HOURS: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, and weekends and holidays, 2-4 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Address: Nebraska National Forest, one mile west of Halsey on Highway 2

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Scott Lookout Tower

You can see the trees and beautiful sand hills countryside for miles when you climb to the top of the Scott Lookout Tower. Visitors may view the sandhills scenery and tree plantations as well as learn about forest fire spotting techniques. The stairway to the observation deck is steep;

Thedford, NE

Nebraska National Forest

The Nebraska National Forest, located one mile west of Halsey and twenty minutes from Thedford along Highway 2 offers some of the most fabulous scenery in the state. It's been called a forest planted in the desert -- a ponderosa pine wilderness in the middle of the sandhills.

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Thedford, NE National Forests

Thedford Art Gallery

This major attraction is a surprising discovery for many visitors ... even more so when they learn that it is owned and totally supported by a small art group ... the Thedford Art Guild. It is an inspiration for fellow artists and travelers alike, and a warm welcome is extended to all!

Thedford, NE Arts

Discover Llamas

An outing to Rainbow Llamas owned by the Dickman's of Thedford, Nebraska, is educational as well as enjoyable, and the Dickmans are outstanding hosts and can answer all questions about llamas and their care.

Thedford, NE One Of A Kinds

Thomas County Historical Society Museum

The area's newest museum is the Thomas County Historical Society Museum. Each room of the former residence of one of Thedford'

Thedford, NE Museums

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