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Area Info

  • Arthur Bowring Ranch
  • Birding Nebraska’s Sandhills
  • City of Valentine
    • The Valentine Post Office stamps approximately 10,000 Valentine’s Day cards with their special cachet each year and then re-mails for people who want their valentines post marked from the Heart City.
    • Miller Field Airport at Valentine has 4,700 foot runway to accommodate jets.
  • Cowboy Trail
  • Fort Niobrara Wildlife Refuge
    • Fort Niobrara National Refuge is located near Valentine and consists of 19,131 acres with 9 miles of Niobrara Scenic River frontage for public access.
    • Cherry County was named after Lt. Samuel A. Cherry, a West Point Military graduate who was assigned to Fort Niobrara in 1880. On May 11, 1881, he was shot while leading a search party.
  • Frederick Peak Golf Club
  • Merritt Reservoir
    • Merritt Dam creates a lake consisting of nearly 3,000 surface water acres and 44 miles of sandy beach shores. Merritt holds several Nebraska state fishing records and is one of the state's best walleye fisheries. It is also a water recreationist's dream for boating and watercraft.
  • Nebraska Sandhills
  • Niobrara Scenic River
    • The Niobrara River is a designated National Scenic River and part of the National Park Service. The national designation stretches from Valentine to 76 miles east of the town. Niobrara is an approximation of the Omaha-Ponca Indian name for the river. American Indians called the river Ni obthatha ke, which means “Spreading Water River.”
  • Niobrara Valley Vineyards
  • Rosebud Reservation
  • Samuel R. McKelvie Forest
    • Samuel R McKelvie National Forest consists 115,000 acres of public hunting and access.
  • Smith Falls State Park
    • Smith Falls, located 15 miles east of Valentine, is the highest waterfall in the state. Its water falls about 70 feet before feeding into the Niobrara River.
  • Snake River Falls
    • Snake Falls is Nebraska's largest volume waterfall.
  • The Prairie Club
  • Valentine City Park
    • The Minnechaduza Creek, which runs through the City Park before emptying into the Niobrara River, is also based on an American Indian word meaning “Murmuring Water.”
  • Valentine Disc Golf Course
  • Valentine State Fish Hatchery
  • Valentine Wildlife Refuge
    • The Valentine National Wildlife Refuge includes 72,000 acres. It has public hunting and some of the best Sandhills lake fishing in the state.