Historical Sites around North Platte, NE

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Arthur Bowring Sandhills Ranch State Historical Park

Arthur Bowring Sandhills Ranch State Historical Park
NE Hwy 61, 1.5 mi. N., 2 mi. E.
Merriman, NE
The park preserves a turn-of-the-century working cattle ranch. The ranch house, outbuildings and visitor center contain displays devoted to the ext...
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Ash Hollow State Historical Park

Ash Hollow State Historical Park
4265 Highway 26
Lewellen, NE
Sweet spring water made Ash Hollow SHP near Lewellen a major stopover on the Overland Trail and prompted prehistoric Indians to use it, too. Ruts e...
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Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park
86930 517th Ave
Royal, NE
About 12 million years ago, a volcano in southwest Idaho spread a blanket of ash over a very large area. One or two feet of this powdered glass cov...
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Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park

Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park
2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Rd
North Platte, NE
Home of famed showman scout William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park at North Platte recaptures the lif...
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Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock
Chimney Rock Trail
Bayard, NE
Designated the Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Chimney Rock is one of the most famous and recognizable landmarks for pioneer travelers on the ...
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Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park

Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park
82038 Fort Avenue
Burwell, NE
Located near Elyria, Fort Hartsuff is typical of Plains infantry outposts. It stood as a buffer between settlers and Indians in the North Loup Rive...
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Fort Kearny State Historical Park

Fort Kearny State Historical Park
1020 V Rd
Kearney, NE
Originally a safe haven for Overland Trail travelers, Pony Express riders, and gold prospectors, Fort Kearny established in 1848, is now a state hi...
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Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Fort Laramie National Historic Site
965 Gray Rocks Road
Fort Laramie, WY
Fort Laramie National Historic Site in southeastern Wyoming recalls the epic days of the frontier West. From 1834 to 1890 the successive forts on t...
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Historic Governors' Mansion

Historic Governors' Mansion
300 East 21st Street
Cheyenne, WY
During the early days of Wyoming’s statehood, Cheyenne’s affluent cattle barons built a series of mansions as a testament to their weal...
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John G. Neihardt State Historic Site

John G. Neihardt State Historic Site
306 W. Elm Street
Bancroft, NE
The John G. Neihardt Center is located on the property occupied by John Neihardt when he lived and worked in Bancroft, Nebraska. In the early 1960s...
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Rock Creek Station State Historical Park

Rock Creek Station State Historical Park
57426 710th Rd
Fairbury, NE
Rock Creek Station might have faded into obscurity, like so many other stage and Pony Express stations, except for one fateful day in 1861. On &nbs...
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