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2016 was an eventful year for the Visitor Center or the Barn as we like to call it.  Prior to our opening Memorial Day weekend a few things were done in preparation for the season:   Don Cantrell and his crew performed a prescribed burn on the native grass areas to rejuvenate the mixed prairie […]


Broken Bow – Here in central Nebraska, when one hears ‘canteen spirit’ one reflects on the herculean efforts of so many volunteers that greeted and fed our troops when their train would stop at the North Platte Depot during WWII.   ‘Canteen spirit’ is synonymous with volunteerism.   Custer County and the surrounding area has that […]

Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Introduces New Nature Trail

Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Contact: Linda Lacy, President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE H: 308 458-8051 Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Introduces New Nature Trail The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Visitor/Interpretive Center in Broken Bow is happy to announce the addition of an exciting new educational trail, the Sandhills Journey Nature Trail. The public is invited to […]

SJSB Sponsors Summer Grazing & Birding Tour

2016 NGLC-Sandhills Task Force-Audubon Grazing and Birding Tour   The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition (NGLC) is once again hosting a summer grazing tour which will be held on June 14th in the Nebraska Sandhills near Thedford.  The NGLC has partnered with the Sandhills Task Force and Nebraska Audubon to bring ranchers and bird enthusiasts together to learn […]

SJSB Receives $5,000 Grant For Promotion

The SJSB will receive $5,000 for updating/reprinting the SJSB brochures, postcards, and rack cards.   Nebraska Tourism Commission announces 2016 Tourism Marketing Grants   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   LINCOLN, Neb. (May 18, 2016)— The Nebraska Tourism Commission today announced 24 tourism marketing grant awards totaling $250,000 for entities across the state. The Tourism Marketing Grant […]

How to pack for the Sandhills in the fall

Getting to the great outdoors, no matter the season, can be a great vacation. But sometimes your packing list can easily get out of control, especially in places like Western Nebraska where the weather can be fickle. You want to always be prepared, but you don’t want to be bogged down.  Anytime you’re planning an […]


For some reason tanking seems to be a uniquely Nebraskan activity.  I’ve been informed that there is some tanking activity in other Midwestern states but I’m going to choose to ignore it and focus on the great tanking that’s available on the Middle Loup River. For those of you who don’t know about tanking, it’s […]

Biking the Scenic Byway

Do you want to do something outrageous? Do you want to see the beauty of the sandhills up close with the sun on your face and the wind in your hair?  Then take on the challenge of biking the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway.  At 297 miles it’s a big enough challenge for even the most […]