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North Platte has so much to offer you and your family. Rail attractions include the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center, overlooking the Union Pacific Railroad’s Bailey Yard and 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. Here you’ll find Buffalo Bill’s Scouts Rest Ranch and the story of the North Platte Canteen at the Lincoln County Historical Museum. Click on any of the attractions listed below to learn more.

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*Dusty Trails

2615 North Buffalo Bill Avenue, North Platte, NE, United States

Website: www.dustytrails.biz Dusty Trails Stables and Outfitting offers horseback riding and lessons. Email: dustybarnertrails@yahoo.com Phone: (308) 530-0048

Trail Rides will be a new addition to Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park and State Recreational Area. Rides will continue until the Historical Park closes for the winter months in mid-October. Regular hours will be Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. or by appointment during the week. Cost is $20 - Long Ride (45 minutes) with petting zoo included. $10 - Short Ride (10 minutes) with petting zoo included. $5 - Petting zoo and watch the other riders up close. Dusty will also be outfitting river trips from the Buffalo Bill State Recreation Area to North Platte’s Cody Park on the North Platte river. The trip will take about an hour. We will provide you with transportation up stream so that you may float back to your own vehicle and we will haul canoes and tanks to and from starting spots. Kayaks - $20 per person; Canoes - $20 per person (up to 3 people); Tanks - $20 per person (up to 6 people); Tubes - $20 per person; (Youth are only $1 per their age, up to 19!). Running Weekends Saturday / Sunday at 12:30, 2:30, 4:30 (Memorial Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend)


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*Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center

1249 N Homestead Rd, North Platte, NE 69101, United States

Website: www.goldenspiketower.com Hours: May 1 - September 30: Daily 9am to 7pm October 1 - April 30: Daily 10am to 5pm Twilight Tours the Third Saturday of each month: May 1 - September 30 - Open until 11pm October 1 - April 30 - Open until 9pm Admission: Adults $7; Children $5; Seniors $6 Phone: 308-532-9920 *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


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*Lincoln County Historical Museum

2403 N. Buffalo Bill Ave North Platte, NE 69101

308-534-5640 Website: Lincoln County Historical Museum 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. 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)


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20th Century Veterans Memorial

2811 South Jeffers, North Platte, NE 69101

Website: www.20thcvetsmem.org The busy crossroads of the Eisenhower Memorial Interstate System (I-80), and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Highway (Highway 83), is the appropriate location of the 20th Century Veterans Memorial. The five major armed forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard) as well as the volunteers of the North Platte Canteen are memorialized by larger than life bronze statues. The five major conflicts of the 20th century (World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm) are depicted in a fifteen foot tall brick bas-relief mural. The memorial features a Walk of Honor, lined by thousands of commemorative bricks showing the names of veterans who served at any time during the 20th century. Location: 2811 South Jeffers – North Platte Self guided tours The Memorial is open 24 hours all year.


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Alpha Omega Labyrinth

1600 West E Street, North Platte, NE 69101

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


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Art and Gift Gallery

516 N. Dewey North Platte, NE 69101

Phone: 308-534-1946 Website: www.npartandgiftgallery.com Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 - 5:00 p.m. Admission: Free


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Buffalo Bill State Historical Park

2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Road North Platte, NE 69101

Buffalo Bill's historic home in North Platte, where he brought the famed Wild West Show to life. Hours: Season/Hours of Operation April 22 to Memorial Day, open weekends only 10am to 4pm; Memorial Day to Labor Day, Every Day, 9AM - 5PM; Labor Day through October 2, 10am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday, closed weekdays. Admission: State Park Permit required for all vehicles. Permit available on site. $5.00 for daily permit; $25.00 for annual permit.


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Cody Go-Karts

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

Website: www.codygokarts.com 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. 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.


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Cody Park Antique Carousel and Kiddie Rides

1400 North Jeffers North Platte, NE 69101

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. Hours: Memorial Day - Labor Day M-F 5pm to 10pm; Sat - 12pm to 10pm; Sun - 12pm to 9pm


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Cody Park Railroad Museum

1400 North Jeffers North Platte, NE 69101

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. Hours: May 1 through September 21 open every day 10am to 7pm. Closed September 23 through May 1. Admission: Free


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Cody Park Wild West Memorial

1400 N. Jeffers North Platte, NE 69101

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. Hours: Open daily from dawn until dusk Admission: Free


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Community Unity Art Sculptures

Various locations North Platte, NE 69101

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 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


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Feather River Vineyard

6152 SE State Farm Road North Platte, NE 69101

308-696-0078 Website: www.feather-river.com 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. Hours: Winter Hours (Labor Day through December), Friday-Sunday, 2-6pm Summer Hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day, Wednesday-Sunday, 2-6pm


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Fort Cody Trading Post

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

308-532-8081 Website: www.fortcody.com Nebraska's largest souvenir and western gift store, complete with an Old West Museum featuring an animated Buffalo Bill Wild West Show diorama. 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


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Fort McPherson National Cemetery

12004 South Spur 56A Maxwell, NE 69151

Website: www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/ftmcpherson.asp Nebraska's only National Cemetery. Hours: Open daily, sunrise to sunset Admission: Free Phone: 308-582-4433


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Grain Bin Antique Town

10641 South, Old Hwy 83 Rd, North Platte, NE 69101, United States

Email : loriclinch2010@gmail.com Website: Grain Bin Antique Town Phone : 308-539-7401 Nebraska's most unique antique shopping experience! Fifteen historic grain bins filled to the brim with antiques! Open Wednesday through Saturday 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. Other times by appointment.


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NEBRASKAland DAYS

509 East 4th St. North Platte, NE 69101

Website: NEBRASKAland DAYS Nebraska's official state celebration, held annually the third week in June. 2016 dates June 15 through 25. Admission: 80% of events free of charge


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Neville Center for the Performing Arts

301 East 5th Street, North Platte, NE 69101

Email : northplattecommunityplayhouse@gmail.com Website: North Platte Community Playhouse 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.


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North Platte Area Children's Museum

314 Jeffers Street North Platte, NE 69101

Website: www.npchildrensmuseum.com 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. We have been making a world of difference in North Platte and the surrounding communities since 1999. Mission: North Platte Area Children’s Museum is dedicated to serving the needs of children, families, and schools as a center of learning and discovery. Address: 314 North Jeffers Street, North Platte Phone: (308) 532-3512 Days/Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday 9:30am to 5:00pm Admission: Admission charged.


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North Platte Bark Parks

North and South North Platte, NE 69101

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. 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.


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North Platte Canteen

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

From Christmas Day, 1941 through April 1, 1946, local volunteers met each and every troop train traveling through North Platte on the main line of Union Pacific Railroad, the predominant corridor for troop movement across the country during World War II. During the 54 months of operation, the North Platte Canteen extended hometown hospitality to more than six million service men and women. Never missing a train, never running out of food, never charging a penny!


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North Platte Rail Heritage Celebration

1249 North Homestead Road, North Platte, NE, United States

Website: goldenspiketower.com 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.


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Prairie Arts Center

416 North Jeffers Street, North Platte, NE, United States

Website: prairieartscenter.org Phone: (308) 534-5121
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 9am - 4pm.
The Prairie Arts Center incorporates gallery and workshop space in the historic 1913 Federal Building in downtown North Platte.


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Sandhill Cranes and Birding

315 W. Eugene Ave. North Platte, NE 69101

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


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Stones and Bones Gallery and Emporium

105 E. 2nd St Hershey, NE 69143

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.


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Sutherland Railroad Park

Highway 30 Sutherland, NE 69165

Website: Village of Sutherland Located adjacent to Union Pacific Railroad's main line - one of the busiest freight corridors in the world! Hours: Best from dawn til dusk. Overnight parking or camping not allowed. Admission: Free


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Union Pacific Bailey Yard

4000 W. Front St. North Platte, NE 69101

Website: Union Pacific Bailey Yard Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest railroad classification in the world. Hours: Can be seen 24/7 from locations such as the Birdwood Crossing or the Buffalo Bill Avenue overpass.


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Wild Bill's Wings and Bowling

1100 S Jeffers St, North Platte, NE, United States

Email : marketing@wildbillsnp.com Phone : (308) 532-5720 The Grill for Every Game. A Game for Every Kid. Open for bowling Sunday through Thursday from 9 am – 11 pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am to 12 am. Kick back with your friends and family and let us do the cooking while you watch the game. Let us host your next party.


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