Area Attractions

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Park

Scenic 20 minute drive. Step millions of years back in time. On-site excavations of Nebraska’s prehistoric rhinos, camels and more. N. of Royal/Orchard, NE.

Trout Hatchery and Grove Lake      

See trout rearing. Let the kids feed the fish. Canoe and fish on Grove Lake. Trout fishing on No. Branch of Verdigre Creek. Near Royal, NE.

Niobrara, NE

“Bridging the Waters” Fest in July, Ponca Powwow in Aug., History museum, mural. Third-oldest and newest town in Nebraska (relocated to higher ground in 1960s). Great river and bluffs scenery. 12 mi. north

Niobrara State Park

Year-round natural beauty and wildlife. Hiking, horse-back riding, historic river tours and more. Niobrara, NE. 12 mi.

Kreycik Elk and Buffalo Ranch

Tours by covered wagon. Beautiful location along Niobrara River. Niobrara, NE.

Niobrara Adventures

Fun adventures on the rivers for family, group, and individuals. Personalized guided tours. Visit the website.


Lynch, NE View Lewis and Clark’s sighting of Old Baldy or enjoy a weekend movie at old-time movie theatre.

Creighton, NE BerryPepper Days and Rib Fest 3rd weekend in June. Santaland in December. 16 mi.

World’s Only Winnetoon

8 miles away. Tiny town with chainsaw carvings (some interactive) and murals interspersed among “pioneer” storefronts. Mini-mall with antiques, crafts, natural foods and old-fashioned post office.

Neligh, NE   Historic flour millmuseum. Bread ‘n’ Jam Festival in Sep. Drive-In Movie Theater (May-Oct) Neligh, NE. 30 mi.


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