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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

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

Fort Cody Trading Post

Since 1963, Fort Cody Trading Post has been a landmark on the Nebraska Plains. Not only does the Fort have great shopping, but has recently finished a total renovation of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in Minature for your enjoyment! Over 20,000

North Platte, NE Museums

Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

The long, narrow delta at the forks of the North and South Platte Rivers, populated by wild grasses and bulky bison, had been crossed before - by nomadic Plains Indians, by covered wagons and by the Pony Express.

But in 1866

North Platte, NE Railroad History

Wild West Memorial

At the entrance of Cody Park, visitors will find the Wild West Memorial. This is near the site of the historic Old Glory Blowout, the first spectator rodeo held in 1882 staged by Buffalo Bill. The Wild West Memorial has been created as a tribute to the father of rodeo - Buffalo Bill Cody.

North Platte, NE Memorials

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

St. Paul Municipal Pool

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McCook Hunting

Known by hunting enthusiasts across the country, Southwest Nebraska flourishes with wildlife and serves as an excellent hunti...