Highway 30 Tour
Highway 30 Group Tour
Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center Tour
Step out onto an eight story enclosed deck and view the world ʼ s largest rail yard, Union Pacific Bailey Yards. North Platte ʼ s newest attraction features an outdoor deck at seven stories, gift shop, educational displays and informational kiosks. Cost: $6. Tour time 1.5 hours. www.goldenspiketower.com
Lincoln County Historical Museum
Lincoln County Historical Museum features the official North Platte World War II Canteen displays, which tell the story of local volunteer who served more than six million servicemen and women throughout World War II. A western prairie village, complete with a working blacksmith shop, railroad depot and telegraph, Fort McPherson cabin, Pony Express building, country church and much more. Tour time 1 hour. $5.00 per person.
Buffalo Bill Ranch Historical Park
Buffalo Bill Cody legacy lives on at the Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park. Codyʼs elegant Victorian house, built in 1886, and huge barn sits on 258 acres of what was originally a 4000 acre spread that Cody called Scoutʼs Rest Ranch. The House, barn and original outbuildings are now being preserved by the Nebraska Game and Parks commission as a state historical Park. Tour time 1 hour Cost: CVB will provide Park Pass. Admission is $2 per person.
Historic 1913 “Stairstep” Route
Not many sections of the original 1913 alignment of the Lincoln Highway exist today, and many that do are unpaved rural roads – much like they would have been in 1913! However, a 30 mile paved section of the original highway exists between North Platte and Gothenburg and is perfect to give your groups a taste of traveling America’s first transcontinental highway. Known as the “stairstep” because the originators of the Lincoln Highway used existing farm-to-market roads and these roads followed property and section lines, this unique road will take you into the heart of the fertile Platte River valley, past the Feather River vineyards, Fort McPherson National Cemetery and numerous Pony Express and Oregon Trail historical markers. Step on guides are available to make the journey into the past exciting and relevant today.