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Come and enjoy a one-of-a-kind adventure awaiting groups in North Platte. From outdoor activities to craft beverages, everyone will find a wild experience in this historic city.
Travel in time to the 19th century and rediscover Buffalo Bill Cody’s home during his Wild West Show. Climb aboard a horse-drawn wagon and enjoy beautiful Nebraskan scenery. Immerse groups in the history of WWII at the Lincoln County Historical Museum. Experience panoramic views of the largest railyard in the U.S. from eight stories high.
North Platte invites visitors to come and take part in the unique and vibrant community that offers exciting activities for all.
North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau
Get a taste for the Wild West on the Ride with the Wild Bunch group experience. Walk through the mansion and barn Buffalo Bill called home for 40 years, then hop onto a horse-drawn wagon that will take the group to the Lincoln County Historical Museum. Watch the Wild West unfold with sheriffs, bandits, gunfire and more.
Rising eight stories above the tracks, the Golden Spike Tower offers a panoramic view of Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard from an open-air platform or enclosed viewing area. Over 10,000 railcars pass through Bailey Yard each day, and groups can see this both day and night with twilight tours now available.
Tour a third generation farm on a Miller Farms Tour. This 10,000-acre farm is located just two miles south of North Platte and produces corn, soybean, wheat and hay. Be escorted through fields on a tractor-pulled wagon and learn about Nebraska farming. Everything groups will see on tour will depend on the ebb of farm life that day, making it a unique experience.
The Lincoln County Historical Museum features displays from the famous North Platte WWII Canteen, where over 6 million soldiers stopped as their troop trains passed through. Over 55,000 volunteers from nearly 125 communities supplied the soldiers with food, drink and a touch of home. See a bit of early pioneer and agricultural history at the museum, too.