Nebraska November 14, 2018
This Is Being Called The Most Charming Small Town In All Of Nebraska
Nebraska is a state full of small towns punctuated by a handful of cities, and you’d be hard pressed to find a little town that’s not charming. But
Reader’s Digest chose one town to name the most charming in the state – you may be surprised to learn where it is.
In its list of the most charming small town in every state,
Reader's Digest chose Scottsbluff as Nebraska's sweetest small town.
With a population of 15,000 - which makes it the 13th largest city in the state - Scottsbluff isn't considered small by Nebraska standards. But we definitely don't disagree with the determination that this town is endlessly charming.
This is the kind of town where the past is honored even as the community looks toward the future. There are plenty of historic buildings to enjoy, such as the majestic Midwest Theater which was built in 1946.
History and culture abound in this panhandle town, with places like the West Nebraska Arts Center and Legacy of the Plains Museum providing some of the area's greatest educational and historical attractions. The nearby Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Fort Mitchell, and tons of other destinations keep residents and visitors busy and entertained.
The Riverside Discovery Center is the only zoo in western Nebraska, and it's the perfect place for the whole family to spend a day.
Five Rocks Amphitheater is located close by and provides the ideal venue for concerts, festivals, and plenty of special events.
If you're into outdoor activities, you'll never be disappointed in Scottsbluff. It's right at the gateway of Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, which is one of the state's favorite outdoor recreation spots. If golf is your game, stop by Monument Shadows Golf Course for a uniquely beautiful course.
And of course, the national monument for which the town is named is one of the major reasons folks visit. This beautiful natural rock formation was one of the most often mentioned landmarks in the logs of Oregon Trail pioneers and other westward travelers.
The people of Scottsbluff and its sister city Gering are friendly, welcoming, and always willing to show off their favorite parts of this utterly charming place.
Have you ever visited “Nebraska’s most charming small town”? What was your favorite part? Tell us all about it in the comments! If you’d like to learn more about the national monument that shares the town’s name,
read all about it here.