Omaha – Sioux City

Lewis and Clark Visitor Center, located atop Calumet Bluff. Crofton, NE | 402-667-2546

Lewis and Clark Lake State Recreation Area, about 10 miles north of Crofton on Highway 121. 402-388-4169. For more information about Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area, call 402-388-4169.

Lewis and Clark Wayside Exhibit, commemorates the historic discovery and provides a breathtaking view of the Missouri River. Located at Cottonwood Cove Park from Highway 77, turn east on Highway 35 into town, continue on Broadway to 14th Street, then south on Hickory | Dakota City, NE | 402-987-3448

At 14th and Monroe Streets in Fort Calhoun, the Washington County Historical Museum displays artifacts from prehistoric times to the recent past. Its collections of state and county history include a Lewis and Clark interactive display. 402-468-5740.

Old Baldy, located seven miles north of Lynch, follow signs up Main Street and on to Missouri River. Used as a landmark by natives and fur traders. Here, Lewis and Clark discovered their first prairie dog town.

Niobrara State Park, at junction of the Niobrara and Missouri Rivers, one mile west of town on Highway 12.

A great way to see the river is by signing up for the park’s Upper Missouri River Float Trip, offered mid-May through September.  A guide will take you through the river’s braided channels in an inflatable workboat dubbed “The Little Pearl,” in honor of a ferry that used to operate here. This is part of the Missouri National Recreational River, a portion of the Missouri that has not been dredged and straightened for barge traffic, and which still resembles the wild river that Native Americans and explorers like Lewis and Clark would have known. Niobrara, NE | www.niobrarane.com

Sergeant Floyd Monument, overlooking the Missouri River, this 100-foot tall memorial was the first historic landmark registered by the U.S. Government. It honors Sergeant Charles Floyd, the only casualty of the 1804 Lewis and Clark Expedition. Sioux City, Iowa

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With 1,234 acres, it has more than 12 miles of hiking trails and a two-mile hike-bike trail that follows an old railroad grade and which crosses the Niobrara on a vintage iron truss bridge. Ferry Landing located two miles downstream close to Standing Bear Bridge.

The park offers guided horseback rides, playground equipment and a swimming pool, and hosts seasonal bison stew cookouts. This is part of the Missouri National Recreational River, a portion of the Missouri that has not been dredged and straightened for barge traffic, and which still resembles the wild river that Native Americans and explorers like Lewis and Clark would have known.

Tent camping and cabins overlooking the Niobrara and Missouri Rivers. 35 tents, 76 trailers, 19 cabins

Summer Office hours 8am to 6:30 pm

At junction of the Niobrara and Missouri Rivers, one mile west of town on Highway 12 | Niobrara, NE | 402-857-3373
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4,500 acres of mostly wetlands, with some mixed woods and grasslands. Often known as “Nebraska’s Everglades,” the high water table is a result of Gavins Point Dam downstream.
The area is two miles east of town on Highway 12 | Niobrara, NE

Exhibits artifacts from the area.
It is open Memorial Day-Labor Day, Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday 1-3 p.m., or by appointment, (402) 857-3609. Includes many exhibits relating to automobiles, farms and local history. Upper Missouri River Float Trip, offered mid-May through September.
Niobrara, NE | (402) 857-3794 or (402) 857-3546

Located one mile west and ½ mile south of Niobrara.
Niobrara, NE

9 holes
Niobrara, NE | (402) 857-3412

As you travel the Outlaw Trail, you might want to stop into Two Rivers Saloon, where the atmosphere is reminiscent of the saloons Jesse James and his gang hung out in. A time warp for those who love the “wild west” you might think you’ve stepped back in time!
25411 Park Avenue | Niobrara, NE | (402) 857-3340