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Valentine

Valentine 69201 (MM 197)

Cherry County

Population in 2012: 2,760 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.1%

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The city is Nebraska’s “Cupid Capital” as each year thousands of Valentine greeting cards bearing special cachets are mailed across the nation and to foreign countries on February 14. East of the Valentine city park, you will find a 700 acre state fish hatchery.

Stop at Centennial Hall, located at 3rd and Macomb. A National Historical Landmark, built in 1897, the hall is Nebraska’s oldest  standing high school.

It features Queen Anne-Romanesque architecture and serves as a heritage museum of outstanding personal collections which are beautifully displayed. It is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Memorial weekend through Labor Day, 1 p.m . to 5 p.m . or by appointment.

You can also visit the Sand  Hills Museum, a collection of antique autos , guns, Indian artifacts, musical instruments an d other unusual antiques , which is open daily
Memorial Day through Labor Day, as well as the Cherry County Historical Museum.

For information regarding unique annual events , contact the Valentine Chamber of Commerce at 800-658-4024.
There ‘s Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge located northeast of Valentine on Highway 12 along the Niobrara River. In 1890, Fort Niobrara was established to provide military protection to the settlers in the region.

Although there was no Indian trouble in the immediate area, the post remained active until 1906. In 1912, a portion of the original Fort Niobrara was set aside as a national game preserve.

Its impressive visitors’ center features excellent wild life and natural history displays.

Nearby, sizeable herds of buffalo, elk, and Texas longhorn cattle can be observed.
The newly designated scenic river, the Niobrara River, known as Nebraska’s swiftest river, is also considered its finest canoeing water.

The 25 mile river segment from Fort Niobrara Wildlife Refuge is the most popular area with canoeists.

Several falls and cascades include Smith Falls, a newly designated state park that is truly picturesque.
Canoeing and Tubing Outfitters, who are equipped to provide full services ranging from simple canoe rentals all the way through guided catered tours, are available.

You might prefer to golf at Deer Park Golf Club and Restaurant, a scenic nine-hole golf course overlooking the Minnecheduza Creek and located three miles east on
Highway 12, across from Fort Niobrara Refuge

Open to the public.
Another interesting side trip would be to Valentine Migratory Waterfowl Refuge south of Valentine on U.S. 83.

Have your camera ready because there will be ample opportunity to get shots of a variety of San d Hills waterfowl.

Lakes located on refuge property offer the angler the challenge of a lifetime.

Picnicking facilities are provided as well .

Big Alkali Lake is home of the big northern.

Alkali Fish Camp has cabins, free camping and boat rentals.
Merritt Reservoir south of Valentine has almost 3,000 acres of water to provide a recreational area which offers camping an near Sparks, Nebraska. Graham Canoe Outfitters offers canoes, kayaks, 1-2 and 3 person tubes, 1 to 8 hour trips , or 2-day full service trips .

We provide tents and 3 meals, shuttle service and camping.
Brewers Canoe s & Tubes offers canoes, kayak and a 16-man canoe, with trips of 2 to 8 hours or a load in the “voyageur “.
Fishberry RV Park & Campground is located 5 miles north of Valentine on US Hwy.83.

It offers pull thru w] full hookups on 17 acres of a working ranch in a rural serene setting.

Just 4 miles to the Rosebud Casino.

Tent sites and horse accommodations are available.
Highway 20 from Valentine past Harrison has been designated an official Nebraska Byway.

Selected highways showcase Nebraska’s diverse scenery, history and recreational opportunities for visitors and Nebraskans alike to disc over and enjoy.
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Bridges to Buttes
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VALENTINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

402-376 -2969 or 800 -658-4024

CHERRY CO. VISITORS PROMOTION
800-658-4024 or 402·376 -2969
Veterans Club
402-376-3603 or 376-3111

Cherry County Historical Museum
Hwy 20 & 83
Valentine , NE  69201
402-376-2015

Sawyers Sandhills Museum
W. Hwy 20
Valentine , NE  69201

Cherry County Hospital
572 N. Green St.
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-2525

Valentine City Park
Valentine, NE  69201
402 376-2323

Valentine City Swimming Pool
610 Bias St.
Valentine, NE  69201
402376-2354

Lodging

Comfort Inn
101 N. Main St.
Valentine , NE  69201
402-376-3300
800-478-3307
www.civalentine.com

Dunes Lodge & Suites
340 E. Hwy 20
Valentine, NE  69201
www.duneslodge.com
402-376-3131
800-357-3131

Trade Winds Motel
E. Hwy 20
Valentine , NE  69201
402-376-1600
888-376-1601
www.tradewindslodge.com

Hometown Hospitality with excellent customer service. AAA approved. Offering spacious, comfortable rooms, affordable rates, Free Hot Country Breakfast and in-room wireless internet. Plus every room has a coffeemaker, microwave, refrigerator and Cable TV with HBO movies. Trade Winds Motel is your “home away from home”. Give us a call today!

 

Valentine Motel
402-376-2450

Valentine’s Niobrara Lodge
E. Hwy 20
Valentine , NE  69201
402-376-3000
877-376-3003
www.niobrarariverlodge.com

Fountain Inn
237 S. Cherry St.
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-2300

Raine Motel & Restaurant
W. Hwy 20
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-2030
800-999-3066
www.sleepintheraine.com

Pet friendly, Extended continental breakfast

Super 8 Motel
Hwy 20 & Hall St.
Valentine , NE  69201
402 376-1250
800-800-8000

Lord Ranch Resort
HC 37, Box 41
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-5984
www.lordranchresort.com

Double R Guest Ranch
HC 1, Box 12
Mullen , NE  69152
www.sandhilldoublerranch.com
308-546-2314
866-217-2042

cabin rentals, hunting, fishing, bird watching, horseback riding and ranch tours available to our guests.

Campground

Smith Falls State Park

Steer Creek McKelvie Nat’l Forest
Nenzel, NE
402-823-4154

Fishberry Campground
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-2061
www.fishberrycampground.com

Riverside Campground
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-2958
www.valentinecamp.com

Located along the National Scenic Niobrara River. Only 2.5 miles Southeast of Valentine.

Berry Bridge Campground
Valentine , NE  69201
402 376-2046/1822

Fritz’s Island Campground
Sparks, NE
402-376-3791
877-700-3791

Merritt Trading Post & Waters Edge Restaurant
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-3437
www.merritttradingpost.com

Located at the northeast corner of the Merritt Reservoir Dam, the Merritt Trading Post Resort offers lakeside cabin retreats, boat rentals, guide service, ice, groceries, bait, tackle, convenience items, off sale beer, souvenirs, boating, fishing and camping supplies. Fuel and propane fills are also offered. Reservations for camper hookups, with a shower house and laundromat are also available. Camper and boat storage is yet another service offered, along with park permits and hunting and fishing licenses. Also located next to the Trading Post is the Water’sEdge Restaurant and Lounge. It is open evenings in the spring, summer, and fall, offering a full menu from sandwiches to prime rib; your favorite beverages, along with house specialties and a spectacular panoramic view of the lake.

 

Niobrara Riverview Retreats
P.O. Box 414
89511 Schlagel Creek Rd.
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-2679
www.NiobraraRetreats.com

Specializing in getaways for family reunions, church retreats, mulit-family gatherings, sports camps, team building retreats and hosting meetings and special events. Our facilities can accommodate groups from ten to sixty four guests. We also offer limited camping with showers, restroom, electrical and water hook-ups. If you are trafeling through this area with horses, we also offer overnight stabling and trail ride opportunities. Cell phone number is 402-322-0640.

Auto Services

Miller Bros., Inc. Chevrolet
(Full Service)
402-376-1750

RON’S QUIK LUBE
(Full automotive services)
402 -376-1165

Tony’s Tire & Auto Repair
102 S. Cherry St
Valentine , NE  69201
402 376-1495

Bacon Repair
W. Hwy 20
Valentine , NE  69201

Casey’s General Store
112 E. Hwy 20
Valentine , NE  69201
402-376-2818

Shell Travel Center
Hwy 20 & 83
Valentine , NE  69201
402 376-2280

Conoco
E. Hwy 20
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-3242

Tehrani Motor Co.
W. Hwy. 20
Valentine , NE  69201
402 376-1661

Jim’s Repair
120 E. B St
Valentine , NE  69201
402-376-1960

Sandhills Aero Service
HC 37, Box 1C
Valentine , NE  69201
402-376-1611

D&D Sales
W. Hwy 20
Valentine , NE  69201
402-376-3039

Eagle Motors
E. Hwy 20 & Hall St.
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-2228

Heartland Auto
E. Hwy 20
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-3407

Dining

Bunkhouse Restaurant
Hwy 20 & 83
Valentine , NE  69201
402-376-1609

Bunkhouse Saloon
E. Hwy 20
Valentine , NE  69201
402-376-6887

Cedar Canyon Steakhouse
112 N. Main St.
Valentine , NE  69201
402-376-3176

Coach Light Inn
302 N. Main St.
Valentine , NE  69201
402-376-3145

Mike’s Catering
N. Cherry St.
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-3389

Peppermill Steakhouse
P.O. Box 202
502 E. Hwy 20
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-2800

Pizza Hut
E. Hwy 20
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-3303

Tom Owens Catering
HC 13 Box 42
Sparks, NE
402 389-0711

Subway
224 S. Main St.
Valentine , NE  69201
402 376-2112

Hot Stuff Pizza
203 E. Hwy 20
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-2283

McDonalds
Hwy 20 & 83
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-1714
www.mcnebraska.com

MIKE’S TACO CASA

(Open at 11a.m. to 10p.m.) (Across from Visitor Center)
402-376-80II

Jordan’s Fine Dining
E. Hwy 20
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-1255
866-575-1255
www.jordansfinedining.com

Double V Chuckwagon & Catering
HC 68, Box 43
Wood Lake, NE  69221
402-322-1860

Waters Edge Restaurant
HC 32, Box 23
Valentine , NE  69201
402 376-1878
www.merritttradingpost.com

Located on Hwy 97 south of Valentine on beautiful Merritt Reservoir, adjacent to Merritt Trading Post, the Water’sEdge Restaurant and Lounge is open evenings in the spring, summer and fall. Both the upper level dining room and lower level lounge and sports bar offer a full menu of sandwiches, seafood, Nebraska corn-fed, cold-aged steaks, prime rib, house specialty ribs and pasta, appetizers and more. Both levels have a panoramic view of the lake and surrounding countryside. Join us for great food, in a casual yet elegant atmosphere as the sun sets over the sandhills. See you at the Water’sEdge, where great food is only the beginning!

Yum Yum Fine Chinese Cuisine
1007 E. Hwy 20
Valentine, NE  69201
402 376-1754

Golf Course

The Prairie Club
109 S. Main St.
Valentine , NE  69201
402-376-1321
888-402-1101
www.theprairieclub.com

Valentine Golf Club
HC 14, Box 68A
Valentine , NE  69201
402-376-1271

Recreation

Outdoor Challenge Camps
P.O. Box 414
89511 Schlagel Creek Rd.
Valentine , NE  69201
402-376-2679
www.OutdoorChallengeCamps.com

Intensive wrestling camps, sporting camps and college team building retreats. Outdoor Challenge activities include obstacle courses, spider wall, running trails, river nerf football, paintball, log course and river trips.

Rock Barn Outfitters
324 N. Wood St.
Valentine , NE  69201
402-376-1764
800-335-6252
www.rockbarnoutfitters.com

Hunting

Rock Creek Hunting
HC 14, Box 7
Valentine, NE  69201
605-378-1538
www.rockcreekhunting.com

Boardman Springs, The Original
HC 32, Box 31
Valentine , NE  69201

Cottonwood Hunting
Wood Lake, NE  69221
967-3036
www.cottonwoodhuntinglodge.com

Buck Stop
P.O. Box 433
Valentine , NE  69201
402-376-1738
www.buckstopllc.com

We offer full service game processing for deer, elk, antelope, buffalo and game birds. We now have two locations to better your needs. Besides our convenient location in Valentine, we now have a new plant in Crawford, NE to provide service for northwestern NE and southwestern SD.

Cottonwood Hunting
Wood Lake, NE  69221
402 967-3036
www.cottonwoodhuntinglodge.com

Schlagel Creek Ranch
Box 414
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-2679
www.schlagelcreekranch.com

Sunny Brook Camp Outfitters
HC 13, Box 36C
Sparks, NE  69220
402 376-1887
877-376-1887
www.sunnybrookcamp.com

Heartland Elk Ranch
HC 13 Box 321
Sparks, NE  69220
402-376-1124
www.heartlandelk.com

Nebraska Hunting Experience
143 S. Main St.
Valentine , NE  69201
402-376-2758
www.nebraskahuntingexperience.com

Niobrara River Ranch
HC 13
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-2442
866-282-8677
www.niobrarariverranch.com

 

Canoeing & Rafting

Outback Canoers
HC 74, Box 22
Nenzel, NE  69219
402-376-1632

Supertubes
1005 E. Hwy 20
Valentine , NE  69201
402-376-2956
www.niobrarasupertubes.com

Nyobrafting
104 S. Main St.
Nenzel, NE  69219
402-389-2242
www.nyobrafting.com

Glidden Canoe Rentals
Box 368
Mullen, NE  69152
308-546-2206
www.gliddencanoerental.com

BREWER’S CANOES & TUBES

(Canoes, tubes, kayaks, 16 man canoe)
800-346-2046 or 402-376 -2046

Deer Park Country Club and Restaurant

402-376-1271

Little Outlaw Canoe & Tube Rental
E. Hwy 20
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-1822
www.outlawcanoe.com

Graham Canoe Outfitters
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-3708
800-322-3708
www.grahamoutfitters.com

Fishing

Big Alkali Fish Camp
Kennedy Rt
Valentine , NE  69201
www.bigalkalifishcamp.com

Dryland Aquatics
HC 13, Box 33
Sparks, NE  69220
www.DrylandAquatics.com

Fred’s Bait
319 W. Hwy 20
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-1284

Antiques & Gifts

P&K Trading Post
412 W, B St
Valentine , NE  69201
402-376-2043

The Ark
155 N. Main St.
Valentine, NE  69201
402 376-3800
www.thearkonline.com

Plains Trading Co.
269 N. Main St.
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-1424
www.plainstrading.com

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