Are you looking for a summer adventure!? Look no further than Valentine, Nebraska, rated one of “America’s 100 Best Adventure Towns” by National Geographic.
It’s no wonder Valentine is known as “water and waterfall city” in the Lakota language as it is the place to come to see some of Nebraska’s most amazing waterfalls, including the State’s tallest, widest, and largest by volume!
Go down the Niobrara River—kick your feet up and float down the real-life lazy river on an inner tube, or pick up the pace in a kayak or canoe. If you’re really adventurous, call any of the local Outfitters and ask about *tanking* down the river! You won’t be sorry.
Lake hair? Don’t care. Enjoy time at Merritt Reservoir while boating, swimming, or fishing.
Speaking of fishing, did we mention that Valentine is home to some of the best hunting and fishing in the country? You may even run into one of the Duck Dynasty boys while you’re out and about!
Merritt is also a Certified International Dark Sky, which makes it home to the annual Nebraska Star Party—a star gazing event held each year due to the unobstructed view of the night sky, and free of light pollution!
Stay off the grid at any of the relaxing cabins in our area.
Schedule tee time at some of the most beautiful golf courses you’ve ever seen. Reserve your date at the renowned Prairie Club, or tee off at our amazing ten hole course, Frederick Peak, built into the canyon landscape that has been carved out by the Minnechaduza Creek.
When you’re ready to get out of the sun, hit up Bolo Beer’s taproom and sample all their tasty local brews. Head just west of Valentine for a little wine tasting at Niobrara Valley Vineyards, then grab some Sandhills gourmet vinegar at George Paul Vinegar on your way back to town (and find out for yourself what all the Hollywood stars are talking about).
Dine out at any of our amazing unbeatable restaurants, spend some time on Valentine’s adorable Main Street, and shop the amazing variety of locally owned shops. And make sure you grab all the perfect Valentine souvenirs right here at Broken Spoke Boutique! 😉
Seriously, stop everything you’re doing right now and start planning your next summer vacation to the Heart City. If you need narrowing down what to do in any of our wide-open spaces, reach out to the Valentine Visitor’s Center and ask!
See you soon!