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Thedford, Nebraska

  • Scott Lookout Tower

    Scott Lookout TowerYou 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 lear...
    Scott Lookout Tower

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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

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

Thomas County Courthouse

Following the establishment of Thomas County, Thedford became the county seat in 1887, and a courthouse was built two years later. The courthouse served the county well until it was destroyed in a fire in 1920. After some delays a special election was held in 1923

Thedford, NE Historic Courthouses

Bessey Nursery

Located near Halsey, the Bessey Nursery, as originally established, comprised fifteen acres of land south of the Middle Loup River and included a two-story headquarters building, mess hall, barn, and shop building. The nursery was created in 1903

Thedford, NE National Register

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

Things to do near Thedford, NE

Historic Meadville

In the fall of 1996, an extraordinary event took place in Keya Paha County. The abandoned community of Meadville on the shore...

Merritt Camping

For campers, primitive overnight facilities are available at all the areas on this scenic reservoir, along with drinking wate...

Smith Falls SP Wildlife

Often referred to as the "biological crossroads of the Great Plains," the 30-mile stretch of Niobrara River east of...