Visitors to North Platte are in for a real taste of pioneer heritage, and a surprising collection of American history, in this friendly city.
Your North Platte hotel is conveniently located near the Buffalo Bill Cody Ranch State Historical Park and Victorian House, one-time home of Buffalo Bill. Later, you can scale the Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center at Union Pacific Railroad’s Bailey Yard to get an incredible view of the largest railroad yard in the world.
You can almost relive frontier life from your accommodations! North Platte pays homage to its past with landmark homes, pioneer churches and the old Pony Express Station in the Prairie Village district. Visitors in June are lucky enough to sample the true local flavor during Nebraskaland Days; this festival is teeming with parades, rodeos, art shows, concerts, and food galore.
The abundant World War II history in the area might surprise hotel guests. The North Platte Canteen, which now serves as the Lincoln County Historical Museum, served millions of traveling troops during World War II. You can recreate the experience by dining at the Canteen Bar and Grille, which offers period dishes in what will surely become every history buff’s favorite restaurant.