THANK YOU PATTY & MITCH GLIDDEN, owners of Sandhills Motel and Glidden Canoe Rentals, for the recent donation to the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway!! For the past eleven years, the Polar Bear Tank Race has been the major fundraiser for our Byway. Held annually the first weekend of March, the Polar Bear Tank Race was […]
When motorists drive out Nebraska Highway 2 through the Sand Hills, they will encounter a stark, unique beauty in the landscape and some of the strangest industrial ruins plopped down in the middle of the grasslands near Antioch – or about 15 miles east of Alliance. The ruins are what’s left of a potash industry […]
The late Charles Kuralt called Nebraska Highway 2 one of America’s 10 most beautiful highways, exclaiming, “This road will take you to one of the last unexplored frontiers where vast treasures can be found”. Please view our welcome video: Welcome to the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway!!
I had no idea what I was hearing the first time the hollow booming of ready-to-mate prairie chickens reached my ears. I was on a houseboat on South Dakota’s Lake Francis Case when I heard those awesome sounds before daybreak. At first, it sounded like wind moaning through the trees. But the wind that morning […]
All memberships – individual and/or business – are welcome and appreciated!! These memberships help promote the byway and provide funds for grant matches. Please complete and return the attached membership form membership-application-march-2016 with your $25 membership payment to the SJSB Treasurer: Helen White, P.O. Box 224, Thedford, NE 69166!
The late Charles Kuralt called Nebraska’s Highway 2 “one of America’s 10 most beautiful highways” exclaiming, “This road will take you to one of the last unexplored frontiers where vast treasures can be discovered.” For the last six years, volunteers along 272 miles of Nebraska Highway 2, what is known as the Sandhills Journey Scenic […]
Each spring something magical happens in the Platte River Valley: More than 80% (500,000+) of the world’s population of Sandhill Cranes converge on this critical sliver of threatened habitat. Millions of migrating ducks and geese arrive with them. National Geographic named this annual migration event as one of North America’s two greatest natural wildlife phenomena, […]