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Each spring, something magical happens in the heart of the Great Plains. More than 80 percent of the world’s population of sandhill cranes converge on Nebraska’s Platte River valley—a critical sliver of threatened habitat in North America’s Central Flyway. Along with them come millions of migrating ducks and geese in the neighboring rainwater basins. Click […]

Nebraska National Forest-Bessey Tree Unit

As you make your summer travel plans be sure to include a stop at the Nebraska National Forest – Bessey Unit, just west of Halsey, on the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway, for wonderful views, hiking trails, and outdoor adventures! Millions of Nebraska trees took root thanks to Bessey Special for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Feb […]

Ocean of Grass Film Shown at Grand Theater in Grand Island, Nebraska Sponsored by Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway

The acclaimed film Ocean of Grass to appear on the bigscreen at the Grand Theater in Grand Island, Nebraska, January 25, 26 & 27th. This film about the American cattle ranch, an icon of the United States, projects an enticing historical vision of hard working people living close to nature onthe plains of the west. The […]

12th Annual Polar Bear Tank Race

If you are looking for some winter fun that’s out of the ordinary, join us for the 12th Annual Polar Bear Tank Race – March 1-2, 2019. Teams of 4-6 people race down the Middle Loup River north of Mullen, NE in metal stock tanks in a timed event.  Awards for the top three teams […]

Paint the Byway

October is Art and Humanities month on the byway.  The communities of Ashby, Mullen, and Alliance are hosting a very special event called Paint the Byway. Each community is hosting a canvas painting party on October 13th. Stop in to one or all three locations to paint a pre-designed canvas.  Each location is instructing participants […]

Love the Sandhills and Donate Your Junk

The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway non-profit organization is a volunteer group that promotes the Sandhills.  This group shares information about the Sandhills online and through a multitude of brochures, events, advertisements and through the Visitor Center Barn in Broken Bow.   The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway organization is hosting a Junk Jaunt sale at the […]