Spend the Weekend Getting to Know Nebraska's Panhandle

From heritage to hops, this weekend trip through western Nebraska’s panhandle will pique your curiosity, fill your belly and satisfy the sweetest of teeth.

Hudson-Meng Education & Research CenterCrawford

Located just miles outside of Crawford lies one of the most important paleo findings on the continent. The Hudson-Meng site is a wonderfully preserved bone bed where the remains of over 600 bison were discovered in 1954. Explore this archeological discovery that is still shrouded in mystery, and decide which of the many theories about what happened here thousands of years ago you believe to be true.


Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage CenterChadron

Explore the life and literature of Nebraska-born author Mari Sandoz at the High Plains Heritage Center on the campus of Chadron State College. The center tells Sandoz’s story through various art and history exhibits on the culture of the High Plains. Get to know the region where Sandoz spent her childhood and that later used as the setting for many of her works.


Village Pizza – Hemingford

This locally owned and operated pizzeria offers a scrumptious menu of specialty pizzas, sub sandwiches, salads and chicken wings. Before you visit, make sure to check out their Facebook page for daily deals and one-day-only pizza specials like Chicken Parmesan, Jalapeno Popper and Philly Cheese Steak!


Steph's StudioAlliance

What better way to commemorate your travel adventures than stopping by Steph’s Studio, where their goal is to capture moments and memories that last a lifetime. Print off high-quality photographs, shop their selection of paper and scrapbook supplies or schedule your next family photoshoot at their portrait studio.


Brewery 719Alliance

At the end of a long day, head over to Brewery 719 to relax and unwind with handcrafted beverages. Brewery 719 specializes in brewing and serving Nebraska-made, locally produced craft beer. Sip on limited seasonal taps like the Chocolate Cherry Porter or Apricot Wheat and tried-and-true favorites like Hazy Train and Just A Lite Beer.


Rosita's RestaurantScottsbluff