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Pine Ridge Region, Nebraska

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Pine Ridge beckons to those who love a dramatic, mystical landscape with apast to match. The terrain will test the skills of backpackers and hikers of every level. Developed horse trails and camping areas help you meet Mother Nature up close and personal. Study the most fascinating sagas of the Old West, carefully preserved in museums and other attractions.

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Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

Located on the Niobrara River in northwestern Nebraska, the Agate Fossil Beds and its surrounding prairie are preserved in a 3,000 acre National Monument. Once part of "Captain" James H. Cook's Agate Springs Ranch, the nearby beds are an important source for 19.2

Harrison, NE Monuments

Chadron State Park Horse Trails

Horseback trail rides and Jeep rides provide spectacular views of the area. There are no free range horse trails located on the park property except for what is used by the park's one mile trail rides. However, the Pine Ridge Ranger District, south of Chadron offers many miles of trails. The Robert'

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Fort Robinson Visitor Center

Fort Robinson offers several facilities for fun and learning. The Nature Center has Park wildlife displays, hiking trail information, park souvenirs. The Activities Center provides a crafts center, olt-time photo booth, nature center, bicycle rental. The Trailside Museum

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Willow Tree Festival

Held each year on the second weekend in September, this is a two day, outdoor event in the city park. The festival features a large variety of live professional entertainment on two stages and amateur entertainment on a third stage. Food and craft booths, childrens'

Gordon, NE Festivals

Scamahorn Museum

The Scamahorn Museum is the 1884

Gordon, NE Museums

Dawes County Historical Museum

The Dawes County Historical Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the northwest portion of Nebraska it calls home. The Museum grounds include the log house and barn, 1890s school house, pioneer church and C and NW caboose. The 9,000

Crawford, NE Museums

Walgren Lake State Recreation Area

Walgren Lake is nestled into the prairie, surrounded by trees and picnic areas. It is known for quiet, primitive camping, good fishing and the legend of the "Walgren Lake Monster." A wheelchair accessible fishing pier introduces 100

Gordon, NE Recreation

Sioux County Circle Tours

Sioux County offers three interesting and educational circle tours. Maps are available at various Harrison businesses.

Monument Tour

Harrison, NE Tours


Fort Robinson Museum

Welcome to Fort Robinson, an active U.S. Military post from 1874 - 1948, now a Nebraska State Park. From Crazy Horse to Olympic horsemen, Fort Robinson's history spans seven decades. Crazy Horse, the great Oglala warrior, met his death here in 1877. Thirteen years later, black "buffalo soldiers"

Crawford, NE Museums

Gordon Golf and Country Club

You will be challenged by a tough nine-hole grass greens course, "the best in the west," located on the west edge of town.

Several tournaments are sponsored during the season. Youth activities are important at the club and visitors are always welcome.

Gordon, NE Recreation


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