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Niobrara Valley Preserve

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Niobrara Valley Preserve

The Niobrara Valley Preserve of the Nature Conservancy is a 50,000 acre area dedicated to preserving a unique biological crossroads of five ecological zones, including both sandhills and riverine ecologies. It has two self-guided hiking trails passing among paper birch-shaded canyons, hardwood forests, tallgrass prairie, river marshes and pine groves.

More than 200 varieties of birds and 70 species of butterflies make the preserve their home. In the meadows, 250 head of bison roam free. Other wildlife include mule and white-tailed deer, antelope, turkeys, and bobcats.

Address: Sixteen miles north of Johnstown on the Norden Road
Phone: 402-722-4440

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Coleman House Museum

The Coleman House contains clothing, furniture, memorabilia, a genealogical file,

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Miller Hotel - NHR

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Sellers-Barton Museum

The first museum was a log cabin built in 1936, with logs from the Niobrara River. Mrs. Nettie Sellors provided the funds for

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Niobrara Canoeing

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.


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Niobrara Valley Preserve

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