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Rushville

Rushville 69360 (MM 92)

The beautiful Modisett Park, Modisett Ball Complex, indoor swimming pool at Modisett Hall and unique nine-hole grass greens golf course are easily found alongside Highway 20. Take time to visit the free Sheridan County Historical Society’s Museum in the 1890 Armstrong House on Highway 20.

The museum is open daily, 1 p.m. till 4 p.m., from Memorial Day through Labor Day, interpreting the history and prehistory of Rushville , Sheridan County and the area.

Fun Days during Labor Day weekend features a parade, free rodeo at the Rushville Roping Club Arena an d many other events that are free to spectators. The Rushville area is a hunter’s paradise for deer, pheasant and turkey.

Perhaps no area of Nebraska is more scenic than the magnificent Pine Ridge Country.

From majestic Crow Butt e to the eerie moonscape of Toadstool Geological Park, Pine ridge Country offers a panorama which beacons your camera at every turn and there’s history galore. Fort Robinson, now a state park, is steeped in Western tradition, not to mention its important role as a military outpost in the late 19th century.

You’ll want to wet a line in one of the many outstanding trout streams in the area, hunt for big game, ski , or snowmobile the beautiful area. It’s all yours for the asking as you begin your visit in Pine Ridge Country.

The epic story of the American fur trade is excellently told at The museum of the Fur Trade which is located three miles east of Chadron on U.S. 20.

Located on the site of the original Bordeaux Trading Post, the museum vividly portrays the story of the American fur trade with its fine exhibits and excellent collection of early firearms .

To further interpret the fur trade in the Upper Missouri country, the original Bordeaux Trading Post has been reconstructed and each spring, a typical fur trader’s garden is planted.

From 1837 until 1876, Indians brought buffalo robes, furs and ponies to Bordeaux’s establishment to exchange for guns, powder, beads, blankets and whiskey.

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