Archive for August, 2013

The Canteen Spirit Experience

The North Platte Community Playhouse will present the “Canteen Spirit Experience,” in conjunction with the Original Town Association and Rail Fest 2013 in North Platte, NE. During the “Canteen Spirit Experience,” patrons will be treated to a viewing of the “Canteen Spirit” film, a panel discussion with former North Platte Canteen volunteers and soldiers, vendors […]

A Weekend at Rail Fest

What is a weekend at North Platte’s Rail Fest like? Watch the video to see shots of Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard – the largest railyard in the world, Union Pacific’s Heritage Fleet and Steam Locomotives that always make a stop in North Platte, model railroading, and exhibits of tools and equipment explained by UP employees. […]

4 reasons why I want to go to Rail Fest

Reason #1 Because Midwestern town festivals are always fun.   Just in case those of you from the outside our glorious region didn’t know this small-town U.S.A. knows how to throw a party.  North Platte in particular knows how to throw a party.  Now we’re not talking about some sort of crazy West Virginia just […]

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Still Going Strong at Disneyland, Paris

It’s been more than 130 years since North Platte town fathers asked Buffalo Bill to organize an Independence Day celebration he named “The Old Glory Blowout.” After touring the world during his lifetime, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West is still going strong today. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West is a popular attraction at Disneyland, Paris. Here is […]

Experience NEBRASKAland DAYS!

See what you’ve been missing if you haven’t made it to North Platte for NEBRASKAland DAYS? It’s not too early to start planning your visit to North Platte for NEBRASKAland DAYS 2014, scheduled for June 18 – 28. We’re anxiously awaiting the announcement of the concert entertainment, but I can assure you it’s going to […]

How to have a great time in North Platte for (almost) no money.

Compared to a typical tourist destination in Florida or California everything in North Platte is affordable. That said we’re not looking for “affordable” we’re focused on having an absolutely fantastic time for under $100 per person (adults) over a weekend. I’m going to focus on outdoorsy activities for two reasons. First off it’s summer, get […]

Tickets Available for Bailey Yard Bus Tours

The cornerstone of the annual North Platte Rail Fest is the bus tours of Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard – the largest railroad yard in the world! What better way to see all of the action than on a motorcoach winding through the maze of tracks while a step-on guide from Union Pacific explains all of […]