Niobrara National Scenic River Virtual Visit

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20 minutes, 10 seconds

Visitors and local community members help share the beauty--and importance--of the Niobrara National Scenic River. This is the full, award-winning 20-minute film that is shown in our visitor center. Make sure to watch it in the highest quality, if you can.

Niobrara NSR Passport Stamp
Spring 2020 Passport Stamp

NPS/ Bobbie Roshone

Niobrara NSR Virtual Tour!

Now is the time to dream of where we’d like to visit when we are ready to start venturing out again. During this time we recommend taking a virtual tour of the Niobrara National Scenic River if you are unable to visit in person due to restricted travel.

Virtual Passport Stamp for Niobrara NSR
Virtual Visit Passport Stamp

NPS/ Bobbie Roshone

Niobrara National Scenic River Virtual Passport Stamps

Since you've made a "virtual" visit to our park be sure to grab your Passport Stamp! We have two, one where you can write in the date and one for the season you visited.
Niobrara NSR Passport Stamp
Seasonal Virtual Visit Stamp

NPS/ Bobbie Roshone

New Junior Rangers are sworn in at Niobrara NSR

Become a Junior Ranger!

Calling kids of all ages. Get ready to "explore, learn, and protect" while earning your Junior Ranger badge!

Volunteer standing with River Otter mascot.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are an important part of the National Park Service mission! Learn more about volunteers and what they do for Niobrara NSR!

Hunting with Heroes (Wounded Warrior Hunts)

Hunting and Fishing at Niobrara NSR

Learn more about hunting and fishing opportunities for the Niobrara National Scenic River

Canoeing the Niobrara NSR

Transportation, Bridges, and Places!

Learn more about navigating the Niobrara River, locations of bridges, and some of the places along the river.

Bow of canoe on Niobrara River

Guides to the River

Want to know exactly what to expect? Check out these guides to help find out what's coming up around the next bend.

Historic photo of Smith Falls (Arikaree Falls)

Waterfalls and Springs

Find out more information on waterfalls along the Niobrara National Scenic River

View of the Niobrara NSR and bluffs from Fort Falls Overlook, Fort Niobrara NWR.


The largely undisturbed shoreline of the Niobrara NSR features mostly natural views of 300' bluffs, beautiful trees, or open expanses.

A short-legged rhinoceros skeleton at University of Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall


The Niobrara NSR has nationally and regionally important fossil sites; the river is best known for the diversity of mammals once found here.

Couched BARK Ranger

Pets on the River

Take your human for a walk in the park or learn how you can join the team of furriest rangers.

Last updated: June 3, 2020

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214 W US Highway 20
Valentine, NE 69201


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