North Platte Attractions
The home of Buffalo Bill has loads of great attractions, activities, and events for anyone looking to have fun! Look for Buffalo Bill’s, Buffalo Seal of Approval, and you’ll be sure to have a good time. Don’t miss the bird’s eye view of Bailey Yard from the Golden Spike Tower; it can be truly mesmerizing. You’ll also find plenty of delicious local dining spots to try out. Go out and explore the great outdoors, sip locally crafted beers, discover the area’s unique history, and you’ll find something to put a smile on everyone’s face.
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What is there to do in North Platte?
Check out all the events and activities in North Platte, Nebraska from sports to history to annual events. There is something for everyone!
Union Pacific Railroad’s Bailey Yard is the largest railroad classification yard in the world and was named in honor of former Union Pacific President Edd H. Bailey. Every 24 hours, Bailey Yard handles 10,000 railroad cars, and it’s an amazing site to watch the train cars get organized and hooked back up. Be sure to get a birds-eye view of all of the action from the seventh or eighth-floor viewing platforms at the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center.
Just a short 10-minute ride from our hotel you'll find Feather River Vineyard, located in the hills of the Southern Platte Valley. Their wines reflect the character and history of our geologic heritage. Natural river and windblown sediment have developed a mineral-rich soil that fosters vines that produce grapes of distinguishing quality. This beautiful area is the perfect spot to enjoy western Nebraska's newest wines, and a scenic stopping point for area locals, statewide travelers and wine buffs from across the country.
You’ll want to put Buffalo Bill’s ranch on your list of things to do, of course. The historical park consists of 16 acres that house Buffalo Bill’s home as well as barns, an ice house, and several other features. The house has been restored and filled with period-appropriate furnishings as well as loads of Buffalo Bill memorabilia. The barn contains a collection of antique carriages that belonged to Bill as well as a variety of memorabilia from the days of his famous Wild West Show.
- America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial 0.8 mi
- Iron Horse Park 0.8 mi
- North Platte Area Children's Museum 1.6 mi
- Cody Park Railroad Museum 2.9 mi
- Lincoln County Historical Museum 4.6 mi
- Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park 5.0 mi
- Union Pacific Bailey Yard 5.5 mi
- Golden Spike Tower 5.5 mi
- North Platte Regional Airport 5.7 mi
- Feather River Vineyards 6.6 mi