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Nebraska Attractions toward Denver
A surprising spring snowstorm stranded The Driveby Tourist in Kearney NE for a second night. I-80, I-70, and other roads were either officially closed or snow packed. As a result, less time to see attractions but did see some Nebraska attractions toward Denver. Focusing on Nebraska and Iowa, not looking for attractions in Colorado. Also here is a link to the first post related to this trip.
Nebraska Attractions toward Denver – Kearney NET
The Nebraska Firefighters Museum & Education Center is located in Kearney. Since they were closed due to the storm, I didn’t get to see the inside. Here is a link to their website.
Platte River Archway
The archway extends from the museum across I-80. The arch above I-80 includes more museum space. The storm shut down this place as well.
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An original Pony Express station is shown below, still standing in Gothenburg NE.
North Platte – Nebraska Attractions toward Denver
North Platte hosts a still active railway yard. Also, Buffalo Bill Cody museums and exhibitions reside here. As a result, both great exhibits should interest visitors. The Fort Cody Trading post combines a gift shop with a museum. For those abhorrent of gift shops, the museum is still worth seeing! Here is a link to the Trading Post. Also, here is a link to the Buffalo Bill Ranch Historic Park.
Ogallala, now a quiet little town, once thrived as a wild and crazy place where cattle drives from Texas ended. Here is a picture of an outdoor plaque commemorating that time.
By now, need to move on. Ogallala is very close to Colorado. As a result, the topic of these posts ends! Thanks for reading. In a week, will be back in Nebraska for a few days. Consequently, I would like to have a post or two from Colorado as well. Or follow the link to the previous post.
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