It’s truly wild out here: Rugged bluffs rise from the land, turning wide-open spaces into national treasures.
There is nothing quite like Nebraska and surely nothing like Carhenge.
-@sanscott34, via Twitter
Bring your camera to Kimball: This is your stop for birdwatching, wildflower-viewing and agritourism adventures. Start with Monkey Ranch Buffalo Tours for a close-up of the American bison. See ruts etched by west-bound wagons at Ash Hollow State Historical Park in Lewellen. Seek out cowboy lore at the Tri-State Old Time Cowboy Museum in Gordon. In Gering, catch a summer concert or movie under the stars at Five Rocks Amphitheater.
At the Tangled Tumbleweed in Scottsbluff, opt for wine and tapas or pair a mimosa with avocado toast—the menu is ever-changing. Newberry’s in Alliance is serious about coffee, but don’t miss hearty breakfast dishes and lunchtime sandwiches. Head to Laura Lee’s Double L Country Store and Café in Harrisburg for irresistible home-cooking. Kimball Bakery is crave-able too, but arrive early—Kimball locals know that these doughnuts go fast.
Rub elbows with the locals at Beer & Loathing in Kimball. Here, cold brews and cocktail specials complement classic bar food. In Scottsbluff, the local hangout is Hight’s Tavern. Play darts, then order a frosty beer with a juicy cheeseburger— locals say they’re the best around. Find the pick-me-up you need at Mark Ferrari Specialty Coffee in Oshkosh. Order a specialty drink and take home a bag— all of the coffees in this shop are Nebraska-roasted.
Nearby Welcome Centers & Visitor Resources
Find help planning your trip to Northwest Nebraska:
Scotts Bluff National Monument Visitor Center
190276 Old Oregon Trail
Gering, NE 69341