• The Niobrara National Scenic river comes alive with color in the fall.


    National Scenic River Nebraska

Parks & Museums


There are a number of local museums where you can learn the fascinating history of the river and sandhills region. Valentine is home to the Cherry County Historical Society Museum and Centennial Hall, the town's original high school built in 1897 and now housing twelve rooms of exhibits. Go to the Valentine Chamber of Commerce for more information.

The Keya Paha County Historical society is located in Springview; visit the Springview community website for more information.

Explore the following links for information on city parks, golf courses, and other recreational facilities.

Valentine Chamber of Commerce

Springview community website

Ainsworth community website

Did You Know?

Prairie, forests, and river meet

Six distinct ecosystems blend along 76 miles of river: eastern deciduous forest, Rocky Mountain montane forest, northern boreal forest, eastern tall-grass prairie, Sandhills mixed-grass and western short-grass prairie. Click "More" to visit the Niobrara National Scenic River "Nature & Science" page. More...