Fall Fun in Valentine!

The fun does not stop with summer in the Heart City!  Come on out for our annual Old West Days & Cowboy Poetry Gathering October 6th through the 9th.  The event starts with an old time Melodrama then there’s the cowboy poetry and music Friday and Saturday.  Friday, the Western Art Trade & Quilt show […]

Summer’s Not Over Yet!

I really enjoyed my trip down the scenic Niobrara River last Sunday. If you want to feel like your all by yourself on the river, an afternoon trip this time of year is the way to go!  We put on at Cornell Bridge and kayaked to Brewer Bridge at around 12:30 p.m. and only encountered […]

Cherry County Fair & Rodeo

This is the week of the Cherry County Fair & Rodeo.  There’s all kinds of family fun to be had at the fair!  There’s a parade Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. down Main St.  Everybody loves a parade. There’s a horseshoe tournament, a commercial trade show, a pancake feed, the Chamber Watermelon Feed, live music […]

Niobrara River and more!

I was just down on the Niobrara River last weekend and it is running great!!!  Just beautiful in the Niobrara River valley, everything is lush and green.  It looked like fun was being had by all whether they canoeing, tubing, kayaking, tanking or just swimming around!  The golfing at The Prairie Club is as good […]

Time for some summer fun!!!

Things are heating up here in the Heart City!!!  Time to make your plans to come out and enjoy all the water we have waiting for you.  The Niobrara River is running beautifully and we have plenty of outfitters to take care of your every need.  Merritt Reservoir has been producing some impressive walleye and […]

Summer time Fun

Summer is just around the corner!!!  This is a great time to start planning your getaway to Valentine!  Canoeing, tubing and kayaking on the National Scenic Niobrara River is not just a ton of fun, but the scenery is breathtaking.  Merritt Reservoir is set to have a great open water fishing season.  According to the […]


So, we’ve a few days of great weather, makes most of us think of spring and summer. The time is now to start looking at planning your next adventure in Valentine and Cherry County. The Niobrara River is running beautifully and the great thing is this year we have all new water! (little river humor […]

Ice Fishing

There’s still fun to be had here in Valentine in the winter. The ice is on and I have seen some nice bluegill and perch being caught at the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge! There’s also still time to come on out and do some hunting on our over 200,000 acres of public land.

Old West Days & Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Make plans now to join us for the 24th Annual Old West Days & Nebraska Cowboy Poetry Gathering. It starts on Thursday, October 8th with a b-bque beginning at 4:30 p.m. downtown Valentine, followed by the first performance of the melodrama, which is always a hoot! Friday and Saturday are full of activities highlighted by […]

Fall Fun

Hey, just because summer is coming to a close doesn’t mean that there aren’t all kinds of great activities here in Valentine and Cherry County. Fall is a great time to canoe or kayak the Niobrara River, the colors on the river can be spectacular. Fall fishing at Merritt Reservoir is one of the best […]