Interstate 80 Travel Guide
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I-80 Travel Guide
North Platte: Exits 177 - 231
Cody Go Karts & Bumper Boats, Inc.
Holiday Inn Express - North Platte
Holiday Trav-L-Park
Indian Meadows Golf Course
Nebraskaland Days
Quality Inn
Ramada
Sands Motor Inn
Lotto Nebraska

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Community Services Interstate Services
Exit Community Population Distance Food Lodging Gas Food Lodging Gas
177 North Platte 23,878   yes yes yes yes yes yes
179 North Platte   4 miles yes yes yes no no no
190 Maxwell 315 1 mile yes no yes no no yes
199 Brady 366 1 mile yes yes yes yes no yes
211  Gothenburg 3,619 1 mile yes yes yes yes yes yes

NORTH PLATTE

RECREATION - A number of attractions are nearby for your camping, boating, swimming, skiing, fishing and hunting enjoyment. To the south, you will find the quiet water of Lake Maloney, to the east, Jeffrey Lake and to with west, Sutherland Reservoir.
Golf - North Platte boasts three unique public golf courses that score big with golfers of all abilities. Indian Meadows Golf Course is a mature, 9-hole course that is well maintained and has numerous trees, a pond, creek and sand traps to keep you challenged. Iron Eagle Golf Course is a challenging and scenic 18-hole course where water comes into play on 11 of 18 holes, but only if you should stray too far off line. Greens have nice contouring and terracing and sand bunkering around the greens highlights the approach shot. Lake Maloney Golf Course is an experienced layout with rolling terrain that provides few level lies and sand and trees can get in the way on several holes. A Beautiful view of the lake and cool breeze off the water, are rewards for a day spent on the course.
Cody Go-Karts - can be seen from the Interstate. It is fun for the entire family. They feature supervised rides and games for your enjoyment. They invite you to experience all of their fun including water slides, go kart racetracks, bumper boats and miniature golf. Even little ones can get in on the fun on the Santa Fe Train, Baby Bumper Boats and Kiddie Go Karts. They are open 7 days a week and they are fully lighted so the fun doesn't stop when the sun goes down. Ample parking for your camper or trailer is available.

SIGHTSEEING - Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park - North Platte was home of the man who made the Wild West world-renowned. No one figure personifies the frontier spirit better than William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, the West's most colorful showman, army scout and buffalo hunter. Cody's elegant Victorian house, built in 1886, and barn are now a state historical park. Mementos of Buffalo Bill's colorful career are on display in the 18-room mansion. In the barn are Wild West show memorabilia, original posters and a 20-minute film shot by Thomas Edison, showing actual footage of the original Wild West Show. 
Lincoln County Historical Museum - The Museum contains our treasures of life in Lincoln County including tools, weapons, wagons and other remnants of the frontier. The Western Heritage Village featuring an authentic church, school, two-story log house and train depot as as well many other structures, will be fun and exciting, as well as educational. The Museum is home of the famous World War II Canteen display. Between the years of 1941 and 1945, more than six million service men and women traveling on troop trains were treated to their last touch of home life with coffee, sandwiches, cigarettes, magazines, cookies, cakes and fried chicken. Charles Kuralt featured the Canteen on his television show "On the Road" and it was also featured in Readers Digest.
Cody Park - One of the most beautiful sights in North Platte is Cody Park. The Cody Park Railroad Museum features Challenger Unit 3977, one of two remaining 3900 class Challenger type steam locomotives, and the only one on display. Accompanying the 3977 Unit is a baggage car, mail car, caboose, orderboard water crane, baggage truck and semaphore block signal. Also on display is the Railroad Depot from Hershey, Nebraska. The Depot houses authentic railroad memorabilia.

At the entrance of Cody Park, visitors will find the Wild West Memorial. This is near the site of the historic Old Glory Blowout, the first spectator rodeo held in 1882 staged by Buffalo Bill. The focus of the memorial is the life-size bronze statue of Buffalo Bill enclosed in a gazebo. Surrounding the gazebo are forty-eight state flags, each representing a state visited by Cody with his Wild West Show. While in Cody Park, feed the animals and view one of the few remaining original working wooden carousels left in the United States.
North Platte Area Children's Museum - This is a place for children and parents to enjoy a hands-on experience in learning. The Museum offers visitors a place to experience the wonder of science, technology, culture and the arts in a unique and interactive atmosphere. Located in the historic Carnegie Library Building, the Museum provides many opportunities for children and their parents to interact with the exhibits.
NEBRASKAland DAYS - Every June, North Platte explodes with a flurry of activity in celebration of our Western Heritage. It's a special blend of family fun and frontier history with a good-time atmosphere for all ages. You'll enjoy the PRCA Buffalo Bill Rodeo, top musical entertainers, Western celebrities, parades, shoot-outs, barbecues, dances and tournaments for everything - the list is almost endless. For this year activities and dates please see our ad.
Fort McPherson National Cemetery - In Maxwell, you can view Nebraska's only national cemetery. This cemetery has served as the final resting place for American men and women who have served their country at many different times in many wars throughout the years. Over the years, this small piece of Nebraska has become the final resting place for four recipients of the Medal of Honor, two of which are Buffalo Soldiers.
Dancing Leaf - A study of the area's native American Indian culture from about 1,000 years ago. Dancing Leaf, located in Wellfleet (25 miles south of North Platte), offers a unique blend of education and recreation including a nature trail, sweat lodge, archeological sites, creed activities, museum and gift shop.

MOTELS AND RESTAURANTS - North Platte has nearly 30 motels with close to 1,500 sleeping rooms. Camping is plentiful whether it be bare bone or complete hookups. Eating establishments can please any desire with Nebraska corn-fed beef steaks and prime rib, Mexican, Chinese or fast food. The North Platte area still embodies the adventurous spirit of the western pioneers. Come experience the friendly, Midwestern hospitality and live the adventure of the Wild West.

 

For more information contact:

NORTH PLATTE/LINCOLN COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU
219 South Dewey 

P.O. Box 1207

North Platte, NE 69103-1207

E-Mail: lccbb@nque.com
Or visit us at: www.northplatte-tourism.com

308-532-4729

1-800-955-4528

Fax 308-532-4827


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