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Trails West Region, Nebraska

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Tour some of the most spectacular terrain within the state as you relive the days of the pioneers along the Oregon and Mormon Trails. The North Platte River yields life-giving irrigation to keep fields green and fertile. The lush cropland contrasts sharply with the rugged buttes and table land that signal the beginning of mountainous terrain to the west.

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Brookside Farm

The Brookside farm (also known as the Gridley-Howe-Faden-Atkins Farmstead), illustrates an historically typical farmstead evolution in Nebraska. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Kimball, NE Historic Homes

Panorama Point and Three-State Marker

In the extreme southwest corner of the county, thirty three miles from Kimball, rises the highest point in Nebraska. This site, 5,424 feet above sea level, looks more like a rise in a pasture than the highest point in the state.

Kimball, NE Natural Attractions

Lodgepole Depot Museum

The community's railroad heritage is reflected in this local history museum. The museum is a restored Union Pacific Depot and displays horse buggies, antique furniture, historical clothing, and more.

Sidney, NE Museums


Oliver SRA Fishing

Oliver provides some good fishing opportunities, since it is a two-story lake that can support both cold-water and warm-water species. It offers action on walleye, yellow perch, largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, white crappie, Tiger muskie, and some limited numbers of rainbow trout.

, NE Fishing

Directional Stone Marker

This stone marker has been moved from its original location and placed just north of the Nebraska Historical Marker of the John Hollman grave.

It is inscribed - "TO THE PIONEERS WHO TRAVELED THIS TRAIL, erected by GARDEN CO.

Oshkosh, NE Historical Markers

Wind Farm

Capturing the Prairie Wind Truly a site to see, the Kimball Wind Farm was operational in August of 2002. The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) owns and operates the 10.5 megawatt wind farm consisting of seven turbines. Each turbine stands nearly 350

Kimball, NE Structural Landmarks


Wheat Growers Hotel

Constructed in 1918 the Wheat Growers Hotel is located in Kimball. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Kimball, NE Historic Hotels

Mural

While visiting Harrisburg, you're welcome to stop by the Banner County Bank and appreciate the creative work in this mural of art in Banner County'

Harrisburg, NE Arts


The Stone Building

The Stone Building is a two-story structure built in 1893-94 of rough-cut, locally quarried limestone. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Kimball, NE Historic Buildings

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