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Tourism and Attractions

Tourism

It all began here, and Sidney is still the headquarters for one of Cheyenne County’s most popular destinations, Cabela’s Wildlife Display and retail store. Cabela’s is “The World’s Foremost Outfitter” for outdoor gear and is a favorite among hunters, fishermen and campers. The Wildlife Display is a free exhibit within Cabela’s that features more than 500 replicas of local and exotic wildlife.

Cheyenne County’s rich history makes for excellent local attractions that are both entertaining and educational. Visit Lodgepole’s Depot Museum on the weekends for museum displays of antique irons, bells, furniture and machinery, horse buggies, historic clothing and more all located within former Union Pacific Railroad depot. The Fort Sidney Complex in Sidney is another great way for visitors to immerse themselves in local history. Open the day after Memorial Day through Labor Day, the complex houses the Cheyenne County Museum and features the powder house, married officer’s quarters and Post Commander’s Home. If you are visiting in the winter, don’t miss the Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration. To learn more about the area’s rich history, be sure to visit museums located in Dalton and Potter. Its vast heritage and lots of artifacts are on display at these locations.

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Along with its playgrounds, fishing and other recreational activities, Legion Park in Sidney also features the Living Memorial Gardens and War Memorial. The Gardens are a beautiful monument to Sidney’s role in American History. The space dedicated to the gardens is a recycled municipal swimming pool from the 1940s. The War Memorial honors Cheyenne County’s veterans with the largest flag in Nebraska and brass plates memorializing wars and their veterans.

After a full day of sightseeing, be sure to top everything off with an ice cream treat at the Potter Sundry, home of the “tin roof” sundae, where they still use an old-fashioned soda fountain.

For more attractions, visit www.sidneycheyennecountytourism.com.

Annual Events

SIDNEY

JANUARY
Chamber Annual Banquet

APRIL
Ag Social
Administrative Assistant Day Luncheon
Girls Day Out

MAY
Great Trash Race

SATURDAYS– ALL SUMMER LONG
Farmers Market in Hickory Street Square

JUNE
Gold Rush Days
Cabela’s Kids Fishing Day

JULY
Appreciation Day
July 4th Celebration
Glow Ball Chamber Golf Scramble

TBD
Ladies’ Chamber Garden Walk

JULY-AUGUST
Cheyenne County Fair & Rodeo

JUNE-SEPTEMBER
Farmers’ Market

SEPTEMBER
Newcomers Social
October (first weekend) Oktoberfest
Cruisin’ Class Rod & Roll Show

OCTOBER
Diva Day
VOC-AIR Flying club’s Fly-In Breakfast

TBA-NOVEMBER
Taste of Sidney

NOVEMBER (day after Thanksgiving)
Fort Sidney Museum Lamplight Tours

NOVEMBER (Saturday after Thanksgiving)
Old Fashioned Christmas/Lighting of the Tree – Hickory Street Square

DECEMBER
Angel of Hope – Annual Day of Remembrance

DALTON

SEPTEMBER
Fall Festival

LODGEPOLE

JULY 4
Potluck & Fireworks

LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Old Settlers Days

TBA
Christmas Decorating Party

POTTER

LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Potter Days & Mellerdrama

DECEMBER
Old Fashioned Christmas

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