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Parking Spots 2021 Passport Tour

This year marks the 100th anniversary of our fabulous state parks system. And you can help us celebrate by touring these natural, recreational and historical gems.

Parking Spots is one of 10 tours on the 2021 Passport program. Visit NebraskaPassport.com for more information on the tours!

Victoria Springs State Recreation Area

43400 Highway S 21 A
Anselmo, NE

(308) 749-2235

Hours
Daily 8 am - 5:30 pm
Stamp located in mailbox if staff is unavailable

Victoria Springs is an oasis in the Sandhills. As Nebraska’s first state recreation area, this park offers fishing, hiking, picnicking, a playground, paddleboats, natural springs and historic sites.

Victoria Springs State Recreation Area

Chadron State Park

15951 Highway 385
Chadron, NE

(308) 432-6167

Hours
May 1 - Mar 27: Daily 8 am - 5 pm
May 28 - Sept 30: Daily 8 am - 8 pm

Nebraska’s original state park celebrates its’ 100th Anniversary in June 2021! This must-see destination is nestled among the buttes and canyons of Nebraska’s Pine Ridge. This stop is especially great for hiking, camping and old-fashioned vacations where guests can experience one of the state’s most famous landscapes.

Chadron State Park

Enders State Recreation Area

73122 338 Avenue
Enders Lake Golf Course: 33864 US-6
Enders, NE

(308) 394-5118

Hours
Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 5 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sun 7:30 am - 10 am, 12 pm - 3 pm

A combination of recreational and wildlife lands, this 5,700 acre area is a great escape for the outdoor enthusiast. Stamp located at Enders Lake Golf Course.

Enders State Recreation Area

Rock Creek Station State Historical Park

57426 710 Road
Fairbury, NE

(402) 729-5777

Hours
Daily 10 am - 5 pm

Travelers can explore the history of the Oregon-California Wagon Trails, the Pony Express and the early days of “Wild Bill” Hickok. The park features reconstructed ranches from the mid-1800s, visible wagon ruts, a museum, theater and miles of hiking trails.

Rock Creek Station State Historical Park

Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area & Nature Center

210615 Highway 71
Gering, NE

(308) 436-3777

Hours
Daily 8 am - 4 pm

Escape to the region’s signature rugged topography and evergreen canyons! This stop features a nature center, shooting sports complex, camping, picnic areas and a vast system of hiking and biking trails. Visitors can also enjoy the lovely view of the North Platte River Valley.

Wildcat Hills Gering

Platte River State Park

14421 346th Street
Louisville, NE

(402) 234-2217

Hours
Daily 8 am - 5 pm

Immerse yourself in this charming woodland destination with cozy cabins, a picturesque waterfall and state-of- the-art campground. Climb to the top of two observation towers for a spectacular view of the Platte River Basin.

Platte River State Park

Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park

2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Road
North Platte, NE

(308) 535-8035

Hours
Daily 9 am - 4:30 pm

Home of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, this state historical park recaptures the life and career of the famed Pony Express rider, Army scout and buffalo hunter-turned-showman. The house and barn have been restored, and a wealth of Cody memorabilia is on display.

Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park

The 2021 Nebraska Passport will run from May 1 through September 30 and features 70 attractions put into 10 categories: Visual Treats, Parking Spots, Aroma Therapy, Now Hear This, Growth Opportunities, Grub & Cuisine, Shoptimum Values, Childish Things, Branching Out and Time Travel. Interested in discovering Nebraska's hidden gems? Passport booklets will be available at all stops starting May 1 or can be pre-ordered online. Participants are also encouraged to download the Nebraska Passport App on their smartphone to collect digital stamps and stay up-to-date with program changes.

 

For more information, visit NebraskaPassport.com!