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Passport Trips: Southwest Nebraska’s Unique Charm

CAUTION: You are officially entering cowboy country. Visit any of these Southwest Nebraska stops to see how hospitable the west really is. 

Enders State Recreation Area

Enders reservoir State Recreational Area – Enders

A combination of recreational and wildlife lands, this 5,700 acre area is a great escape for any outdoor enthusiast. Spend your day in the sun and enjoy the sounds and peace that this secluded reservoir offers. 

Need a pick me up? Head to Madrid General Store in Madrid for some coffee, snacks, and a little shopping. 

Anne Marie's

Anne Marie’s Antiques and Gifts – Paxton

Visit an original Union Pacific Railroad depot that has been reimagined as a wonderfully unique and beautiful vintage gift shop. Anne Marie’s is also located on a 20-acre Aronia berry farm! Visitors will be able to sample Aronia berries and learn why they are often called “super berries.”

Lunch time! Swing by Ole’s Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge for a delicious and unique dinning experience. 

Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park

Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park – North Platte

No name personifies the frontier spirit better than William F “Buffalo Bill” Cody, the west’s most colorful showman, army scout and buffalo hunter. Explore his home, built in 1886, and 25 acre ranch to step back into history and truly follow in Buffalo Bill’s footsteps. 

Learn even more about North Platte and Lincoln county at the nearby Lincoln County Historical Museum

The Cedar Room

The Cedar Room – North Platte

Sit at this uniquely styled restaurant in the Canteen District of downtown North Platte and enjoy a dinner of Certified Angus steaks or hand crafted cocktails. You’ll find something here that is sure to hit the spot!

Dip into Double Dips Ice Creamery just across the street for a sweet treat after dinner. 

Feather River Vineyards

Feather River Vineyards - North Platte 

Cap off the evening with a glass of wine while taking in the views of the Southern Platte Valley. Try a wine sampling, shop wine-themed merchandise and have a relaxing way to conclude your day. 

Need a place to rest before jutting out on more Passport adventures? Try McNeil House Bed & Brew @ Pals Brewing Company for a serene getaway.