Social media conference, showing off Omaha top busy weekend

Omaha blogger weekend

What a weekend! So much travel-related items packed into a 48-hour window. I feel like I need a weekend to regroup from the weekend. Our weekend started with an Omaha Bloggers’ conference on social media. The conference was organized and facilitated by my wife, Lisa. I am very proud of the success she enjoyed with… Continue Reading …

Dancing Leaf takes hike through Nebraska history

Dancing Leaf

A look at the early days of Nebraska awaits visitors to Dancing Leaf cultural center. By early look, I mean early – as in when present-day Nebraska lay under water as part of an ocean. Les Hosick explained that’s the reason people find shark and other sea life fossils in Nebraska. Les includes about a… Continue Reading …

Nebraska Sandhills drive provides beautiful views

Nebraska Sandhills

  The Sandhills of Nebraska provide a relaxing and enjoyable drive. We checked out the Sandhills north of Sutherland, where we were stating at an Air Bed and Breakfast. Our hosts suggested we take the drive. We were up and on the road before sunrise. Seeing the sun rise over the rolling hills can be… Continue Reading …

North Platte antique market uses old grain bins to help sell

Grain Bin Antique Town

Pat and Lori Clinch used an old grain bin from the 1930s as sort of an extra room. They used the wooden structure to sit and take in the panoramic view of the valley and trees near their home. Friends seemed to enjoy the time they spent in the bin, Lori said. Unbeknownst to her,… Continue Reading …

Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard brings 150 trains a day through North Platte

Bailey Yard

The world’s busiest business rail yard calls North Platte home. Union Pacific Railroad (UP) uses the bailey yard to switch train cars for their final destinations.  The Bailey Yard is halfway between Denver and Omaha. About 150 trains pass through daily. They involve changing an average of 10,000 cars. This is no easy task. The… Continue Reading …

World War II Canteen, 1800s buildings highlight Lincoln County Historical museum visit

Lincoln County Museum

To get an excellent idea of the area’s history, you should stop by the Lincoln County Historical Museum in North Platte. The museum grounds are home to a look at the story of the Platte River valley. The entrance gives you an immediate look back. The three doors used as the entrance to the museum… Continue Reading …

Wrangle up a trip to North Platte’s Buffalo Bill Ranch

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North Platte is proud of its Buffalo Bill legacy. The Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park is the crown jewel of all things Buffalo Bill in the region. William F. Cody settled in North Platte in 1878, following a long career as a Pony Express rider, soldier, scout and sometime actor. Buffalo Bill got his… Continue Reading …

Fort Cody is a must in North Platte

Fort Cody

Souvenirs and music highlighted our visit to the Fort Cody Trading Post in North Platte. A giant-sized Buffalo Bill sign welcomes visitors to the largest souvenir store in Nebraska. You can get almost anything you want there – from jewelry to jellies and jams. The souvenir shop has been in place for about 50 years.… Continue Reading …

North Platte’s Cody Park offers something for everyone

Cody Park

North Platte’s Cody Park offers something for everyone. Interested in camping? Check. Want to take kids to an amusement park? Check. Interested in seeing wildlife? Check. The park offers so much for visitors to take in, that you could spend a weekend at Cody Park without seeing any other part of the city. North Platte’s… Continue Reading …

North Platte veterans memorial rivals best in nation

North Platte Veterans Memorial

North Platte is home to one of the best military memorials in the United States. The 20th Century Veterans Memorial actually honors military members from before and after the 20th century. The memorial rivals any across the United States, including those in Washington, DC. The layout, size and style of presentation help the memorial stand… Continue Reading …