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Devil's Nest

Devil's Nest is a designated scenic area noted as a hideout for Jesse James and other famous outlaws. Rumors have it there is still $30,000 in hidden gold buried in the Devils Nest! In your adventure of reaching this point, you will no doubt understand why this was such a good hiding place.


Located by taking a rural road north off Highway 12 east of Niobrara towards the City of Santee. It is best located by asking directions once you have reached Santee.



Come visit us in Niobrara, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Niobrara Museum

Included in the displays and items of our interesting past in the museum are:

  • Collections of items from Niobrara and surrounding area
  • Documents of the three Niobrara towns' activities
  • Niobrara, NE Museums


National Register Sites in Knox County

Bloomfield - Pospeshil Theater (1906): Elaborate pressed tin ceiling, fanciful woodwork.

- Carnegie Library: Being transformed into a museum. 402-373-4771

Center - Knox County Courthouse (1935

Niobrara, NE National Register

Ponca Tribe Marker

This has been the homeland of the Ponca Indians since earliest recorded history. In 1866, the Federal government signed the treaty of Fort Laramie, which transferred the land to the Sioux without the permission of the Ponca. Treaties made with the government in 1856

Niobrara, NE Historical Markers

Outdoor Mural

This 140 ft. mural on the north side of the museum building was painted by Keith Knutson of Niobrara and Blane Berg of Verdel. It was funded by the Historical Society and represents approximately 200 years of history from Lewis & Clark days to the

Niobrara, NE Arts

Things to do near Niobrara, NE

Ponca SP Nature Activities

Ponca State Park has an on-site naturalist to help guide and educate visitors on the history, biology, ecology, astronomy and...

Ponca SP Swimming

In summer, swimmers can cool off at the modern pool, where lifeguards are on duty. Fees are charged for adults and for childr...

Lewis and Clark SRA Hunting

Hunting, in season, is allowed on the rec area, beginning the Tuesday after Labor Day, except that the Weigand-Burbach area i...