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  • Niobrara National Scenic River

    Kids' Activity in the Visitor Center

    • Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Niobrara National Scenic River Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 18, 2018

    Every Saturday Weekly from 05/26/2018 to 09/01/2018

    Kids are invited to stop by the Niobrara NSR Visitor Center (214 W. Highway 20, Valentine) during normal hours for hands-on activities that will help them explore the Niobrara NSR.

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  • Niobrara National Scenic River

    Junior Ranger Program

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Smith Falls State Park
    • Fees: Free with $6 State Park entry fee for Nebraska residents, $8 fee for out-of-state visitors
    Sunday, August 19, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly from 05/27/2018 to 09/02/2018

    Kids 6-12 (though all ages are welcome!) can join a park ranger for a hands-on program to discover some of the special things about the Niobrara NSR. Topics vary per week.

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What's Happening at Niobrara?

Special events kick off in April with Outdoor Family Fun Day followed by the spring River Cleanup in May. Early June brings National Trails Day. June also marks the beginning of ranger-led interpretive talks and guided hikes for the summer season. Look for rangers on the river, too. We are there to offer assistance, information or insight as needed.

Outdoor Family Fun Day
Kids try their hand at canoeing during the annual Outdoor Family Fun Day.

NPS Photo/Kristen Maxfield

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

214 W US Highway 20
Valentine, NE 69201


(402) 376-1901

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