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.

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  • North Park

    North Park at the corner of Highway 385 and State Street in Dalton offers plenty of restful shade. There is also a South Park in this community....

  • Cabela’s

    The 7,000 residents of Sidney share their community with the corporate headquarters of sporting goods giant Cabela’s. The store is located along Interstate 80 and includes a restaurant, freshwater aquarium ...

  • Buffalo Point Steakhouse & Grill

    Despite the fact that the Buffalo Point Steakhouse & Grill in Sidney has a buffalo burger on the menu and a full-body taxidermy mount of a bison in the ...

  • National Pony Express Memorial

    The exact location of the Pony Express station once located near Sidney is unknown. The National Pony Express Memorial near Cabela’s includes a bronze statue of horse and ...

  • Sidney-Deadwood Trail

    The Sidney-Deadwood Trail formed shortly after gold was discovered in South Dakota’s Black Hills in 1874. This shortest route to the gold fields brought with it a long list ...

  • Dude’s Steakhouse and Branding Iron Bar

    Dude’s Steakhouse and Branding Iron Bar has been a Western Nebraska landmark since Deward and Florence Jelinek founded the place in 1952. An Aaron Pyle mural depicting Fort Sidney, ...

  • Fort Sidney Complex

    Sidney Barracks was built in 1867 to provide security for railroad workers. In 1870 the post was renamed Fort Sidney. The post closed in 1899, but Fort Sidney’s stone powder-magazine building, ...

  • Downtown Business District

    Sidney’s downtown business district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The five-block area is hemmed in by King and Hickory streets and by Ninth and 11...

  • Loading Chute Restaurant

    The Loading Chute Restaurant herds in the customers with steak and shrimp on Friday nights, Mexican food, shuffleboard, ping pong and bingo....

  • Depot Museum

    The Depot Museum at the corner of Bates Boulevard and McCall Street tracks Lodgepole’s history dating to 1867 and the development of the Union Pacific Railroad. UP is still ...

  • Silver Dollar Bar & Grill

    The Silver Dollar Bar & Grill is a real Nebraska original on Illinois Street in Sidney. This landmark offers classic bar food. Ask a Sidney resident where the best ...

  • Sioux Ordnance Depot

    Nearly 2,000 people worked at the Sioux Ordnance Depot 10 miles northwest of Sidney during its peak of operation. Military ammunition was stored in more than 800 bunkers here from World War ...

  • South Park

    Does naming your community park South Park only make sense if you have a North Park, too? Well, Dalton has both. South Park’s flower garden and grills make ...

  • Old Settlers’ Reunion

    The year 2017 marks 93 years of Lodgepole’s Old Settlers’ Reunion. The September event includes a mud volleyball tournament at Kasten’s Field, a tractor pull on Front Street, a ...

  • Log Cabin and Prairie Schooner Museums

    The Log Cabin and Prairie Schooner Museums can be found in North Park in Dalton. The exhibits preserve the history of the town and includes models of railroad engines ...

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