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Bowring Ranch State Historical Park - Ever wonder what ranch life was like during the settlement of the Sandhills in the late 1800's? A visit to the Arthur Bowring Sandhills State Historical Park will let you see first-hand how ranch life has changed from the Homestead and Kinkaid Act era to present day ranching.

Howard County Museums & Historical Village - Presenting the Transportation Museum, Veterans Museum and The Historical Village, which features an actual pioneer church, schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, store and post office, with appropriate exhibits.

Lone Pine Heritage Home - Located in the downtown area, this museum preserves Long Pine's heritage. The residence was built in 1895 by dentist Henry W. Learn. By 1919 the home was used as a rooming house known as the Miller Hotel.

Custer County Historical Museum - Features objects and photographs depicting pioneer life from the 1800s to the present.

Museum of Nebraska Major League Baseball - This museum is devoted to illustrating the careers of 114 Major League Baseball players with Nebraska roots. All 114 players have made it to the Major Leagues of American Baseball. Five have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Merritt Trading Post Resort - Experience a Sandhills Lake Resort Vacation. Enjoy 3,000 acres of clean water and white sand beaches at Merritt Reservoir! Fishing, Camping, Water Sports, etc.

Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge - Five miles east of Valentine on Highway 12, Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge is home to herds of bison, elk and a prairie dog town, as well as more than 230 species of birds. Because of its location near the center of the continent, the refuge is on the flight path for many species of migratory birds.