cabelas_01Cabela’s Wildlife Display

1 Anglers Lane, Sidney
Sidney is the favorite stop for hunters, fishermen and campers with the presence of Cabela’s Retail store and free wildlife exhibit. You’ll find more than 500 wildlife replicas from around the world here. Numerous displays can be viewed at the Retail store located along Interstate 80, from Canada Geese hovering overhead to Cabela’s “Tribute to Sportsmen” magnificent mountain display. The “Royal Challenge,” a double life-sized bronze sculpture of two elk battling for herd domination provides a photographic opportunity for visitors.

legionpark_01Legion Park

Legion Park Road, Sidney
This park is an ideal setting for fun and games or just relaxing. It includes modern playground equipment to excite a child’s fantasies; a railroad monument and a new pond stocked with fish to whet a young fisherman’s appetite. The pond has two gazebos, a lighted fountain and fishing docks in a beautiful setting. A walking path (1/4 mile) surrounds the pond. The park also includes a sheltered picnic area, horseshoe pits and baseball fields.

livmemgardens_01Living Memorial Gardens

Legion Park, Sidney
Located in Legion Park, it is a recycled garden project using a 1940’s vintage municipal swimming pool. The garden memorial establishes a monument to the role Sidney and its sons and daughters played in American history. Ablaze with color, this park is a panorama of beauty during the growing season. Relax in the garden’s gazebo while enjoying the surroundings!

sdtrail_04Sidney/Deadwood Walking & Biking Trail

West Highway 30, Sidney
As a new addition to the community of Sidney, the trail winds through the community with views of the golf course, bluffs and pleasant residential areas.  The trail extends from the west edge of town by the fairgrounds through Legion Park to the east edge of town past the new Elks soccer fields  and Western Nebraska Community College.  Plans are now being made to extend the trail from the College to Interstate 80.

Lodgepole Depot MuseumDepot Museum

722 McCall Street, Lodgepole
Hours: Saturday 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
By appointment.
The Lodgepole Depot Museum is located in the former Union Pacific Railroad depot at 722 McCall St. (corner of McCall St. and Bates Blvd.), located one block north of Highway 30 in Lodgepole. It is open for viewing on weekends and by appointment by calling 308-483-5620.  Museum displays include horse buggies, antique furniture, historical clothing, a unique collection of antique clothes irons and bells as well as a large assortment of antique machinery and other items from Lodgepole’s early days. The museum is wheelchair accessible and group tours are available.

warmemorial_01War Memorial

Legion Park, Sidney
Located in Legion Park, it honors veterans of Cheyenne County with the largest flag and flagpole in Nebraska. Brass plates depicting the wars and the local veterans who fought in those wars flank the flagpole. The huge flag that towers with its majesty over the community with a shining beacon of light proudly displays each day the community’s pride in its country. The flag, which measures 20’ x 38’ on its 140-foot flagpole is manufactured by a local company.

fortsidmuseum_01Fort Sidney Complex

1108 – 6th Avenue, Sidney
Phone: (308) 254-2959
Open: The day after memorial Day – Labor Day
Hours: Monday-Friday 9-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m.; Sat & Sun 1-4 p.m.
Special Christmas Lamplight Tours Starting the Friday after Thanksgiving and going thru December. Other tour times by appointment are available – 308-254-4419
The complex consists of the powder house, the married officer’s quarters, which houses the Cheyenne County Museum, and the Post Commander’s Home, restored and refurbished with authentic articles of the late 1800s. The Museum and the Post Commander’s home are a major attraction for the county. A special event held at the complex during the holidays is the  “Old Fashioned” Christmas Celebration. Community organizations adopt rooms in the Post Commander’s Home and the Bachelor Officers’ Quarters and decorate with all the holiday trimmings. During the Thanksgiving weekend you can enjoy Lamplight Tours with reenactments of a family home setting for the era. Museum at 6th & Jackson Streets, Post Commander’s Home at 1153 6th Ave. — Garrison was built to protect railroad workers in the late 1800s. Historical markers give the history of the old railroad town and the north-south trails to the gold fields in the Black Hills.

sundryPotter Sundry

324 Chestnut Street, Potter
Located in the charming small town of Potter in western Cheyenne County, the Potter Sundry is home to the “tin roof” sundae. This cafe is open Mon-Sat from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features an old-fashioned soda fountain in addition to the various local breakfast and lunch specials. It’s the prefect spot to take a break for a treat after an afternoon of Duckpin Bowling right next door.