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Cherry County Courthouse - NHR

Although Cherry County is the largest county (in square miles) in Nebraska, early settlement did not occur until the late 1870s. By the early 1880s, however, settlement began to increase spurred on, in part, by the construction of the railroad. In 1883

Valentine, NE National Register

National Wildlife Refuges

One of the world's unique geological areas,k the 19,000-square-mile Sandhills in north-central Nebraska is a vast region of sand dunes blown in by winds about 8,000 years ago. The nearby unchartable maze of grass-covered dunes scared away early pioneers.

Valentine, NE Wildlife Refuges

Arthur Bowring Sandhills Ranch Historical Park

Ever wonder what ranch life was like during the settlement of the Sandhills in the late 1800's? A visit to the Arthur Bowring Sandhills State Historical Park will let you see

Valentine, NE Museums

Cowboy Trail

By the late 1800s, the United States saw railroad tracks stretched, like a giant web, across its entirety, carrying cargo and travelers towards settlement in the West. Long silenced, abandoned, and almost forgotten, a hundred years later the rails are beginning to see travelers once again. They'

Valentine, NE Recreation

Cherry County Historic Bridges - NHR

Cherry County has six bridges listed on the National Historic Register usually designated as such because of their age and unique designs.

Bell Bridge

Valentine, NE National Register

Things to do near Valentine, NE

Calamus Reservoir Camping/Parks

Half of the modern campsites at Homestead Knolls and Nunda Shoal can be reserved up to a year prior to arrival; the remaind...

Merritt Camping

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

Historic Meadville

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

Cherry County Historical Society Museum

The Cherry County Historical Society Museum offers the visitor a view into the town's colorful past from Boot Hill and prairi...