Cherry County is the largest county in Nebraska by area. It spans 5,961 miles and borders 11 other counties, seven in Nebraska and four in South Dakota. Its largest town and county seat is Valentine, population 2,800.
Cody, population 300, is located about 35 miles west of Valentine. This town may be small by size, but it ranks high for uniqueness. A vinegary and a master bootmaker are just two of the artisans you can find here.
Cherry County is located in the state’s Sandhills region and offers many chances to explore this unique landscape. The Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge and the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge are two great starting points. The area is known for grass-covered dunes as well as the Niobrara, a National Scenic River. It’s a summer past-time for many Nebraskans to float down this winding river.
Learn more about Cherry County by contacting the Cherry County Visitor and Promotion Board at visitvalentine.org or (402) 376-2969.