Cheyenne County, NE

Cheyenne County

Cheyenne County is home to some wonderful places of interest. Located on U.S. Highway 30, is Sidney. Sidney offers plenty to see and enjoy. From 1869 to 1894, Sidney served as the site for the Fort Sidney Military Post, playing a vital role in the early development of the community. It also served as a site for the Pony Express and many of the western trails that came through the area as settlers headed west. Experience the life of the 1867 Soldier while you visit the Fort Sidney Museum and Post Commanders Home. Next take a stroll through Sidney's Historic Downtown District, and for even more, enjoy the tranquillity of Sidney's Legion Park, home of the Memorial Gardens and the thought-provoking War Memorial.

Located on U.S. Highway 30 and Interstate 80, 16 miles west of Sidney is Potter. Potter was incorporated as a village in 1912. It was named after General Joseph S. Potter, Union Pacific Railroad Director. Union Pacific built a station house at Potter in 1970 which also served as a post office, school house and land development office. Potter's attractions include a city park with playground equipment, Depot Museum and an antique store.

Founded in 1867, platted in 1884 and incorporated as an official village in 1901, is Lodgepole. The name is derived from the creek bearing the same name, stemming from when the Indians cut poles for tepees along its banks. It is the second oldest community and is on the eastern edge of Cheyenne County. Some of the sites to see in Lodgepole are the Lodgepole Depot Museum, Nancy Fawcett Memorial Library, Gazebo - Dedicated to the Kreider family, and lighted tennis courts.

Founded in 1913, Gurley is located on U.S. Highway 385 approximately 12 miles north of Interstate 80 at Sidney's East Interchange. Settlers had begun arriving in the area as early as 1884. The community was named for Fred R. Gurley, who was then Superintendent of the Burlington-Northern Railroad. Make sure to take the time to see the attractions such as the historic post office, Egging oil well monument, and the historic railroad water tower. You may also enjoy the city park with playground equipment, public gymnasium (by appointment at school), football field, and lighted tennis court.

An agricultural community on U.S. 385, 20 miles north of Interstate 80 at Sidney's East Interchange is Dalton. The first depot was built in 1908 and the town was incorporated in 1909. Enjoy your day at Dalton's city park with playground equipment or visit the Prairie Schooner Museum, and the authentic pioneer log cabin.

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Fort Sidney Complex

U.S. Troops first occupied a temporary camp known as Sidney Barracks in the summer of 1867 to protect Union Pacific Railroad construction crews. The post was officially established in November 1867. In 1869

Sidney, NE Museums

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

Largest Flag

This War Memorial, located in Legion Park, commemorates veterans from all American wars and houses one of the country's largest American flags which measures 20' x 38' on its 140' flagpole.

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Legion Park

Sidney welcomes you to Legion Park, and ideal setting for fun and games or just relaxing. Modern playground equipment to excited a child's fantasies, a pond stocked with fish to whet a young fisherman'

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Historic Downtown District

Take a walk through the past and discover the historical buildings of downtown Sidney. The 44 buildings include many that are registered with the National Register of Historic Places. Below are just a few of the buildings you can see in this beautiful piece of history in Sidney.

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Carnegie Library

Andrew Carnegie awarded the city of Sidney $6,500 for the construction of this library which served Sidney from 1914 to 1965

Sidney, NE Carnegie Libraries

Christ Episcopal Church

The Christ Episcopal Church was built in 1866 as the original church of Fort Sidney. This unique church blends past and present. Today parishioners worship where Indians and frontiersman came together in a spirit of love and cooperation.

Sidney, NE Historic Churches

Historic Markers

Lodgepole and the Union Pacific Railroad

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Cabela's oldest existing retail showroom, the 62,000-square-foot Sidney, Nebraska store, is filled with all the quality outdoor gear you expect from the World'

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Prairie Schooner Museum

This local history museum features home-made steam engines, a restored log cabin, spinning wheel, antique organ, old tools, telephones, and more.

Sidney, NE Museums

Lodgepole Opera House

The two-story false-front commercial building was constructed by Frank Isenberger in 1911 as a garage, with the opera house located on the upper floor. "Lodgepole Opera House,"

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