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Attractions

North Platte has a ton to offer for you and your family.If you’re looking for educational opportunities swing by the Dancing Leaf Cultural Learning Center or the Cody Park Railroad Museum. Looking for something a little more active?  There’s always time for a few laps at Cody Go-Karts or swing by any of our lovely parks. Feeling like you’d love some time for peace and contemplation?  Give the Alpha Omega Labyrinth a visit.

North Platte Rail Fest

Cody Park, North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Railroad
Phone: 308-534-3648
North Platte's Railfest!
Hours: 4pm - 10pm September 20, 2013
9am - 10pm September 21, 2013
9am - 5pm September 22, 2013
Admission: Mostly FREE

America's premiere railroad celebration held annually the third weekend in September. Cornerstone events include bus tours of Bailey Yard and railroad equipment, tools and skilled craft displays....more

20th Century Veterans Memorial

2811 South Jeffers, North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Monument
Phone: 308-532-6579
Memorial is open 24 hours a day year round.
Admission: Free

Honoring all five branches of America's armed forces and commemorating all five major conflicts of the 20th century....more

Alpha Omega Labyrinth

1600 West E Street, North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Recreation
Phone: 308-532-1478
Labyrinth is located on the southwest corner of church property, directly behind the sanctuary.

The Alpha Omega Labyrinth is 81 feet in diameter, and is constructed of a brick outline with crushed rock paths. It is always open....more

Art and Gift Gallery

516 N. Dewey North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Gallery
Phone: 308-534-1946
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 - 6:00 p.m. Admission: Free

Five galleries of local and Nebraska art, featuring numerous disciplines: Oil, Watercolor, Photography, Fiber, 3-D....more

Buffalo Bill State Historical Park

2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Road North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Museum
Phone: 308-535-8035
Admission: State Park Permit required for all vehicles. Permit available on site. $5.00 for daily permit; $25.00 for annual permit

CLOSED UNTIL MAY 1, 2014 Hours: Season/Hours of Operation March 23 through May 22, Mon-Fri, 10AM - 4PM;
May 23 through September 2, Every Day, 9AM - 5PM;
September 8 through Oct 23, Mon-Fri, 10AM - 4PM...more

Cody Go-Karts

I-80 & Highway 83, on Halligan Drive North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Kids / Family
Phone: 308-534-8277
Family fun featuring three water slides, speedway figure 8 and slick go-kart tracks, bumper boats, adventure golf, Santa Fe train, game room and concessions.

Hours: Mid March (weather permitting) the Dry Park is open on weekends at 11:00am. On Memorial Weekend the Dry Park opens 7 days a week at 10:30am. In June (Weather Permitting) the Water Park also opens 7 days a week from 1:00pm to 6:00pm....more

Cody Park Antique Carousel and Kiddie Rides

1400 North Jeffers North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Kids / Family
Phone:
Hours: Memorial Day - Labor Day M-F 5pm to 10pm; Sat - 12pm to 10pm; Sun - 12pm to 9pm

Kiddie rides at Cody Park, including a restored antique carousel, train, miniature ferris wheel and tiny tot tilt-a-whirl. Enjoy the Cody Park concessions while you revel in the beauty of the park and even feed the animals. Very affordable - only 50 cents a ride....more

Cody Park Railroad Museum

1400 North Jeffers North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Museum
Phone:
The Cody Park Railroad Museum is now CLOSED until May 1

Hours: May 1 through September 21 open every day 10am to 6pm. Closed September 23 through May 1. Admission: Free

Celebrating North Platte's railroad heritage, the museum features the only Challenger steam locomotive on static public display and a 6900 series diesel locomotive - the largest ever made. Kids and adults will enjoy climbing on these huge locomotives and walking through the historical displays....more

Cody Park Wild West Memorial

1400 N. Jeffers North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Monument
Phone:
Hours: Open daily from dawn until dusk Admission: Free

Cody Park is the site of the original Old Glory Blowout hosted by Buffalo Bill in 1882. It gave birth to modern rodeo and inspired Cody to develop his famed Wild West Show....more

Community Unity Art Sculptures

Various locations North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Monument
Phone:
20th Century Veterans Memorial Park at Iron Horse Lake Centennial Park at the corner of Leota and Oak Courthouse Square at the corner of Dewey and 4th Memorial Park on East 4th St Cody Park

Located throughout North Platte, each monument consists of more than 300 hand-painted tiles by local residents. Hours: Open 24/7, 365 days a year Admission: Free...more

Dancing Leaf Cultural Learning Center

6100 E. Opal Springs Road Wellfleet, NE 69170

Category: Recreation
Phone: 308-963-4233
Open by appointment Admission: 90-minute daily tours - Adults $7.00 - Children $5.00 Overnight accommodations include cabins, RV and tent camping and the earth lodge.

Dancing Leaf Cultural Learning Center offers a unique blend of educational and recreational opportunities. It consists of a reconstructed Earth Lodge, an archaeological museum and many acres of hiking trails....more

Feather River Vineyard

6152 SE State Farm Road North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Winery
Phone: 308-696-0078
Hours: Winter Hours (Labor Day through December), Friday-Sunday, 2-6pm Summer Hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day, Wednesday-Sunday, 2-6pm

Feather River Vineyard, located in the hills of the Southern Platte Valley, is proud to introduce wines that reflect the character and history of our geologic heritage. River and windblown sediment have developed a mineral rich soil that nurtures vines that produce grapes of a distinctive quality....more

Fort Cody Trading Post

I-80 & Hwy. 83, on Halligan Drive North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Museum
Phone: 308-532-8081
Hours: Memorial Day through Labor Day - Daily 9am to 9pm
Labor Day through Memorial Day - Mon - Sat 9am to 5:30pm, Sun 12pm to 5:30pm
Admission: Free

Nebraska's largest souvenir and western gift store, complete with an Old West Museum featuring an animated Buffalo Bill Wild West Show diorama....more

Fort McPherson National Cemetery

12004 South Spur 56A Maxwell, NE 69151

Category: Recreation
Phone: 308-582-4433
Hours: Open daily, sunrise to sunset Admission: Free click here to view map

Nebraska's only National Cemetery....more

Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center

1249 N. Homestead Rd North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Railroad
Phone: 308-532-9920
Hours: May 1 - September 30: Mon - Sat 9am to 7pm/Sunday 1pm to 7pm.
October 1 - April 30: Mon - Sat 10am to 5pm/Sunday 1pm to 5pm.
Admission: Adults $7; Children $5; Seniors $6

Please note the actual location is approximately one mile south of the location shown on the map below, on the corner of Homestead Road and West Front Road...more

Grain Bin Antique Town

10641 S Old Hwy 83 Rd North Platte, NE

Category: Souviner Shop
Phone: 308-539-7401
Open Wednesday through Saturday 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. Other times by appointment.

Nebraska's most unique antique shopping experience! Fifteen historic grain bins filled to the brim with antiques!...more

Lincoln County Historical Museum

2403 N. Buffalo Bill Ave North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Museum
Phone: 308-534-5640
Hours:May 1 - last Sunday in Sept: Mon - Sat: 9AM - 5PM, Sundays 1PM - 5PM
Winter Months - Open by appointment for groups
Admission: Adults (16 and over) $3, Family $8
Group Tours $2 per person
School Tours (Donation Suggested)

Home of the North Platte World War II Canteen Exhibit; Western Village with numerous historic buildings; Large exhibit of Native American artifacts plus much more....more

NEBRASKAland DAYS

509 East 4th St. North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Festivals & Events
Phone: 308-532-7939
Admission: 80% of events free of charge

Nebraska's official state celebration, held annually the third week in June. 2014 dates June 18 through 28....more

Neville Center for the Performing Arts

301 East 5th Street, North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Theater
Phone: 308-532-8559

The historic Fox Theater, originally built as a movie and vaudeville theater in 1929 is the home of the North Platte Community Playhouse, hosting many productions each year. Many performances of the Town Hall Lecture Series, Community Concert Series and special events are also regularly held at the Neville Center....more

North Platte Area Children's Museum

314 Jeffers Street North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Kids / Family
Phone: 308 532-3512
Hours: 9:30am - 5pm Tues - Sat
Closed Sunday and Monday
Admission: $4.00 per person daily; FREE - Under Age 2;
$3.00 Senior Rate
Group Rates Available

Sing and dance in our “Fine Arts World”; plant, grow and sell in “Market World”; role play in our “Medical World”. Here at the North Platte Area Children’s Museum we have many interactive exhibits where your children can learn and discover....more

North Platte Bark Parks

North and South North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Recreation
Phone:
Happy Hound Retreat Dog Park is 5.2 fenced acres with a small dog fenced area. Amenities include toys, water, water training, shady rest spots. It is located at 18th Street and Ash Street, 301 W 18th St.

Waggin' Tails Bark Park consists of 2.6 fenced acres with a separate small dog area. The site features a naturalized setting with woodchips, drinking water, and benches. It is located on the south west end of Centennial Park near the river trail....more

North Platte Canteen

2403 N. Buffalo Bill Avenue, North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Railroad
Phone:
Learn how more than 50,000 volunteers met each troop train during World War II, and how that ten-minute encounter was never forgotten by more than six million service men and women.

On Christmas Day 1941, a troop train rolled into North Platte and the men on board found, to their surprise, smiling young ladies with baskets of treats. Thus was born the North Platte Canteen....more

Sandhill Cranes and Birding

315 W. Eugene Ave. North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Recreation
Phone: 308.532.4729
Contact the Visitors Bureau to find out how to experience the Sandhill Crane migration and other area birding opportunities.

Each spring more than 500,000 Sandhill Cranes gather in the cornfields and river bottoms surrounding North Platte on their annual migration. Combine this with the east meets west/north meets south crossroads of America's ecosystems and you'll get unparalleled birding....more

Stones and Bones Gallery and Emporium

105 E. 2nd St Hershey, NE 69143

Category: Museum
Phone: 308-530-8626
Or 308-368-7400.

Stones and Bones is a unique gallery of art and artifacts. The displays are offered for public viewing free of charge. The gallery feature an assemblage of western and wildlife art and a primiere private collection of native Stone-age artifacts from rural western Nebraska....more

Sutherland Railroad Park

Highway 30 Sutherland, NE 69165

Category: Railroad
Phone:
Hours: Best from dawn til dusk. Overnight parking or camping not allowed. Admission: Free

Located adjacent to Union Pacific Railroad's main line - one of the busiest freight corridors in the world!...more

Union Pacific Bailey Yard

4000 W. Front St. North Platte, NE 69101

Category: Railroad
Phone:
Hours: Can be seen 24/7 from locations such as the Birdwood Crossing or the Buffalo Bill Avenue overpass.

Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest railroad classification in the world....more