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The Lincoln County are has long been a favorite of outdoor enthusiasts. They
can hike, bike, fish, boat and hunt all while being surrounded by the scenic
river valley.


North Platte is the point where the North Platte River and South Platte River
join to create the Platte River. Bird watchers enjoy the quiet beauty of the
Platte River every winter when from mid-February to early April more than 100,000
sandhill cranes come to rest and prepare for their long flight to the Arctic
Circle. A crane viewing blind is available at the Buffalo Bill State Historical
Park Campgrounds.


The rivers are popular with hunters in the fall, where waterfowl are plentiful
and the chain of Platte River reservoirs provide homes for hundreds of thousands
of ducks and geese. Hunters also come in search for the wild turkey (our largest
game bird), pheasant, quail prairie grouse and, of course, deer.


The Lincoln County expanse of lakes and reservoirs provide excellent fishing
and the opportunity to catch walleye, white bass, catfish, and wiper.


The quiet, crystal blue waters of Lake Maloney, 5 miles south of North Platte,
offers many recreational opportunities, including beach activities, picnicking,
camping, fishing, boating, archery, golf and wildlife observation.


If you're not a hunter or fisherman, North Platte has an extensive trail system
for those interested in walking and biking. The trail takes you from Lake Maloney,
south of North Platte, all the way north to the Buffalo Bill State Historical
Park.



Come visit us in North Platte, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Dancing Leaf

One thousand years ago in Southwest Nebraska, there lived small groups of Native Americans known to archeologists as the Upper Republican Culture. These farming people were probably ancestors to the Pawnee Tribe. Some may feel their way

North Platte, NE Tours

North Platte Area Children's Museum

The North Platte Area Children's Museum is a place for children and parents to enjoy a hands-on experience in learning. The Museum offers visitors a place to experience the wonder of science, technology, culture and the arts in a unique and interactive atmosphere.

North Platte, NE Museums

Cody Park Railroad Museum

One of the most beautiful sights in North Platte is Cody Park. The Union Pacific Railroad Co. donated and installed steam locomotive UP 3977 in the railroad museum area of Cody Park in 1968

North Platte, NE Museums


Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center

The tower will eventually rise to height of 95 feet above the ground. The main level will be 1,925 square feet and there with be a grand 360 degree view that is fully enclosed. With a second viewing platform 7

North Platte, NE Railroad History

Things to do Recreation near North Platte, NE

Golf

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Thunder Alley Raceway Park

Saturday evening racing with mini-sprints, motor cross, quads, and go-carts....

Midway Lake

Midway Canyon Reservoir is a beautiful lake with 609 acres of great fishing available. The area is home to many species of fi...