Historic Sites & Monuments

Historic Sites & Monuments

North Platte has more than its share of historic sites and monuments. At the crossroads of several pioneer trails, the first transcontinental railroad, and generations of settlers and residents have created an interesting tapestry that weaves its way through our communities.

20th Century Veterans Memorial

The busy crossroads of the Eisenhower Memorial Interstate System, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Highway, is the perfect location for this 20th Century Veterans Memorial.  The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard as well as the volunteers of the North Platte Canteen are memorialized by bronze statues. The five major conflicts of the 20th century from... View On Map

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Buffalo Bill State Historical Park

Superintendent’s COVID-19 Statement: The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, in an effort to help control the virus, has decided to cancel all activities, tours, and events at the Buffalo Bill State Historic Park and Recreation Center until June 1. It’s Buffalo Bill’s ranch, of course it gets his Buffalo of Approval. You don’t have to take his word for it,... View On Map

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Cody Park Wild West Memorial

At the entrance to Cody Park, you’ll find the Wild West Memorial. The centerpiece of the exhibit is the larger than life sized bronze statue of Buffalo Bill donated to the city of North Platte by the citizens of Great Britain.  Surrounding the gazebo housing the statue are the flags of the states and foreign countries in which Cody performed... View On Map

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Fort McPherson National Cemetery

Nebraska’s oldest National Cemetery, Fort McPherson is the final resting place of veterans of the Spanish American War, Indian Wars, World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War and Iraq.  Four Medal of Honor recipients rest here, three of whom served during the Indian Wars and one who served in Vietnam. Established in 1863, the original fort... View On Map

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Maxwell Veterans Memorial

Located in Maxwell is the newly added Veterans Memorial.