Local Area Attractions Near Ogallala KOA Journey

We have many attractions that are good for a day trip. Check out the area and stay a little longer.

Fort Cody Trading Post
Fort Cody Trading Post

Museum, Wild West Show, and Gift Shop

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Lincoln County Historical Museum
Lincoln County Historical Museum

Pony Express Cabin, General Store, McPherson Cabin, School House and much more!

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Golden Spike Tower
Golden Spike Tower

Come and see the world's largest rail yard!! All the trains you can imgaine in one place!

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Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park
Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park

Home of famed showman scout William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park at North Platte recaptures the life and career of the famed Pony Express rider, Army scout and buffalo hunter-turned-showman. Since it became a state historical park in 1965, the house and barn have been restored and a wealth of Cody memorabilia has been acquired and placed on display. The mansion is open to the public for self-guided tours from late spring until early fall.

2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Road

North Platte, NE 69147

308-535-8035

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Ole's
Ole's

Ole's in Paxton houses the collection of over 200 trophy mounts collected by Keith County native  Rosser  “Ole” Herstedt.  Ole made a series of safaris over a 35 year period ending in 1973.

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Local Area Recreation Near Ogallala KOA Journey

Boot Hill

Boot Hill

Authentic cowboy cemetery from Ogallala's pioneer days. Located at WEST 10th and Parkhill Drive (four blocks west of Spruce at WEST 10TH)

Lake McConaughy

Lake McConaughy

35,000 surface acres and 105 miles of shoreline make for the states largest playground. Sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, water skiing, picnicking, hunting, ice skating, backpacking, eagle viewing are just a few things that will keep you busy!!!

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Mansion on the Hill

Mansion on the Hill

An authentic Victorian style home, the Mansion on the Hill was Ogallala's finest residence when it was completed in 1887. Today, it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and is a favorite with visitors to Ogallala.

1004 N Spruce Street

Ogallala, NE 69153

800-658-4390

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Petrified Wood Gallery and Art Center

Petrified Wood Gallery and Art Center

World class collection of petrified wood specimens from 28 of the 31 forests plus unique art work including petrified wood music boxes, three dimensional pictures, birds, plants, geodes and gemstone butterflies, eggs, spheres and toad stools. The gallery is adorned with bronze sculptures and original pieces of art displayed by guest artists.

418 E 1st

Ogallala, NE 69153

308-284-9996

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Antique Shopping

Antique Shopping

J Dawg's Junk and Embroidery is a neat antique shop within walking distance of the park. The owner of the store describes it like this...."I love antiques! Vintage, Repurposed, Hand made Gifts and just plain old junk!! Lots of variety! And if we don't have it, we can try to find it for you!"

Take a walk and go check it out! Please ask at the office and we can point you in the right direction to get there!

206 East 5th St S

Ogallala, NE 69153

308-289-1301