Exploring Nebraska’s Western Region

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Scotts Bluff

Join Karen Kollars, Nebraska Agritourism Specialist as she takes us on an exploration of discovery of special places to see and things to do in the far western panhandle region. We’ll visit the Legacy of the Plains Museum and interpretive center in Gering. A visit with the Park Ranger at Scott’s Bluff National Monument, a landmark on the Oregon Trail. The High Plains Homestead, tucked on a hilltop in the northeast corner of the state, is a recreated 19th Century village—a collection of authentic pioneer structures that serve as guest accommodations and restaurant.

In the tiny town of Lewellen, The Most Unlikely Place serves great food in an art gallery setting where live music is also regularly performed. You have to see Carhenge, located on the outskirts of Alliance, to fully appreciate its uniqueness. Modeled on Stonehenge in England, there’s nothing like it anywhere else in America.

Fort Robinson Army post dates from the 1870s and served a variety of invaluable functions including a base for Calvary horses, the Buffalo Soldiers, and during WWII served as a German POW camp as well as major War Dog training facility. Today, it’s a state park where you can spend the night in old officers and enlisted men’s accommodations, some dating from the 1870s. We’ll join James Potter, State of Nebraska Senior Research Historian for a visit at the fort.

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