It’s Impossible To Drive Through This Delightful Nebraska Town Without Stopping
Just about every Nebraska town has something interesting to stop and look at. Whether it’s an abandoned building or an important art museum, it seems like there’s always something to see. Naturally, some towns have more to offer than others. With a population of under 5,000 people, you might expect Ogallala to be less than impressive – but it’s hard to drive through this quirky town without stopping to experience it up close.
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Make no mistake about Ogallala – it may look like it’s all about the past, but this town is still vibrant and offers all of the modern conveniences travelers look for. There are countless other attractions nearby if you want to do some exploring; Ash Hollow is nearby, as is Haythorn Land & Cattle Co, where you can experience life on a working cattle ranch. Ole’s Big Game Steakhouse is a short drive away in Paxton if you feel like having a very unusual dining experience. There’s so much to explore in the area – and you should come prepared to fall in love with this formerly rough cowboy town. Check out the City of Ogallala’s website for more information on fun activities and attractions in the area.
As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.
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