There is a spot here just for you! Brown County is a spectacular outdoor playground. The many lakes, rivers and streams that decorate the landscape provide opportunities for activities from rustic camping to sunbathing on sandy beaches to fishing for that monster bass or trout. Miles of back roads and trails through canyons and the world famous Sandhills will be a breathtaking experience.
A canoe trip down the Niobrara River will off the chance to enjoy the outdoors at a leisurely pace and observe wildlife and scenery unique to the Sandhills. A combination of rolling grassy sandhills, tree covered canyons and abundant water and food provide excellent habitat for wildlife. Whether you hunt with a gun, bow, or camera you can expect to see deer, turkey, pheasant, grouse, and a wide range of smaller animals.
The true meaning of "Sandhills Hospitality" is found right here. Brown County back its reputation for friendliness with a wide variety of services and amenities. From staying in a cabin on Long Pine Creek to modern motels in Ainsworth, Brown County offers the traveler or vacationer a variety of accommodations. Good food abounds in Brown County with a number of restaurants and steak houses where travelers can enjoy corn fed Nebraska beef.
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Recognized among the 10 top canoeing rivers in the nation by Backpacker magazine, the Niobrara River flows leisurely through steep sandstone canyons. Nebraskans also rank the river, designated a National Scenic River by Congress in 1991, in the top 10 favorite tourists stops in the state.< Ainsworth, NE Recreation
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'Ainsworth, NE Recreation
In 1991, the village of Johnstown was the site of filming for the CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, "O Pioneers!" Viewing the old fashioned main street with board sidewalk is a trip down memory lane with a unique "Old West" appearance.
Johnstown was established in 1882Ainsworth, NE Historic Towns
The Ainsworth Army Air Field, completed on November 30, 1942, was a satellite of Rapid City Army Air field and under the command of the second Air Force. The Field was on of eleven Army Air Forces training bases built in Nebraska during World War II. The 2,496 acre field included three 7Ainsworth, NE