Cheyenne County is located east of Kimball County in the state’s panhandle. Sidney, population 7,000 is the largest community and county seat. The towns of Lodgepole, Dalton and Gurley also call this county’s 1,200 square miles home.
Sidney is located alongside Interstate 80 and is well-known as the home of the sporting goods store Cabela’s. Hungry travelers are known to frequent the Silver Dollar Bar & Grill for their cheeseburgers and the Buffalo Point Steakhouse & Grill for their buffalo burgers.
The American West is alive and well in Cheyenne County. Frontier types like Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill Hickok, Sam Bass, Butch Cassidy and Doc Middleton blazed trails here long ago. Calamity Jane even lived here for a spell. Today, glimpses of the area’s pioneer past can be seen at National Pony Express Memorial near Cabela’s. Cheyenne County’s railroad history has been preserved at the Fort Sidney Complex, which housed soldiers to protect railroad workers, and the Depot Museum in Lodgepole.
Learn more by contacting the Cheyenne County Visitors Center at sidneycheyennecountytourism.com or (308) 254-4030.