Getting There
Most visitors travel to Valentine, Nebraska to start a float trip or to tour the river valley. The Niobrara National Scenic River Visitor Center is located in Valentine at 214 W. Highway 20. If the office is closed, please visit the Chamber of Commerce on Main Street to obtain park information. Other nearby communities have information about this scenic river as well.

The nearest major airports are in Rapid City, SD (220 miles); Denver, CO (391 miles); and Omaha, NE (300 miles).

Valentine is 76 miles south of I-90 (Murdo, SD Exit) on Hwy 83; or 130 miles north of I-80 (North Platte, NE Exit) on Hwy 83.

Allen Bridge

Allen Bridge was built in 1903 and is the longest single span bridge across the Niobrara (188'). It is listed on the National Register of Historic Structures.

NPS Photo

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