Have fun in North Platte in your RV rental from RVshare! Located in the southwestern part of Nebraska, North Platte is probably a city you do not know anything about. It is a hidden gem that will surprise you with its beauty and charm. During World War II, the city became famous for the North Platte Canteen. At that time, local citizens provided hospitality and refreshments to soldiers traveling though the city by train and making a few minute stop, on their way to the war. This spirit of volunteerism, giving and unity, began at Christmas day 1941 until 1946. The North Platte Canteen was able to serve about six million service men and women.
We would like to provide you with a list of things you can do in North Platte, which will interest you, especially if you want to visit a city that has retained its charm in this day and age.
We hope you enjoy your RV rental North Platte NE!
If you are a railroad enthusiast, you will love the city! It is the home of the largest railroad classification yard in the world, the Union Pacific’s Railroad Bailey Yard. It covers a land area of 2,850 acre, handles 14,000 railcars daily, and it’s fueling and service center processes more than 8,500 locomotives monthly. Its sheer size and the magnitude of its operation is mind-boggling. It is best seen from the higher floors of the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center, where you are afforded a fantastic view of the railroad yard. A tour of the area is also conducted by an employee of the railroad yard, providing you with more information about its history and operation.
Also known as Scout's Rest Ranch, the Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park is one of the most important landmarks in North Platte. It features the restored Victorian mansion, outbuildings and barns owned by the famous William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody, a soldier, hunter and showman. The park covers 25 acres of land and features camping and sand hills crane viewing, and Wild West Show memorabilia. History buffs and Wild West aficionados will love this state park. The park is open from Monday to Friday during the months of May to October for your RV rental North Platte Nebraska. If you want to stay for a few days more so you can explore Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, there are numerous campgrounds nearby for a trailer rental in North Platte, NE.
North Platte is not only for railroad and Wild West enthusiasts; it is also the home of the Feather River Winery, one of the largest vineyards in the state. The vineyard occupies 367 acres of land planted with numerous grape varieties including Seyval, Riesling, St. Pipen, LaCrosse, Frontanec, Marechal, St. Croix, Marguette and Foch, to name a few. You can take a tour of their production area, lab, offices and tasting room. After the tour, you can relax in their gazebo while enjoying a glass of wine.
One of Nebraska’s best, the Holiday RV Park & Campground is just a few minutes away from the heart of the city, and best suited for a camper rental in North Platte, NE. Like the city of North Platte, it exudes a very charming and laid back atmosphere. It has 92 RV sites, 72 of which are full hookups. The sites are grassy and mostly shaded, and provide ample space for slideouts. Facilities include a playground, heated swimming pool, horseshoes and outdoor games. It prides itself with very clean restrooms and well-equipped laundry facilities for your camper rental North Platte NE. It is a very quiet and peaceful campground, which is just a walk away from several restaurants. RV rentals in North Platte, Nebraska are welcomed all year round, and making a reservation is highly recommended for the months of May through September.
A favorite of RVers in their motorhome rentals in North Platte, the Country View Campground is located in the city of Ogallala, and about 53 miles from the city of North Platte. It is one of your best options if you want to visit the cities of North Platte, Ogallala and its surrounding areas. Its entire 49 RV site are full hookups, and comes with internet access and cable TV for your travel trailer rental North Platte NE. The campground features a heated swimming pool, picnic tables, antique store, and bathroom and showers. Established in 1968, the campground is just a walk away from the city so you can enjoy its sights at any time of the day.
A family owned and operated park located in the city of Ogallala, Sleepy Sunflower RV Park features well-paved and grassy sites. It has 44 RV sites, 32 of which are full-hookups. It is a pet friendly campground that is equipped with a playground, coin-operated laundry, picnic tables and barbeque pits, horseshoe pits, and clean restrooms and showers for your motorhome rental North Platte NE. Surfing the web is not a problem as internet access is provided. The campground is just eight miles from Lake McConaughy where you can enjoy fishing, swimming and boating. Camper rentals in North Platte, NE can enjoy its facilities and amenities all-year round.
The Honky Tonk Barbeque is a two-day annual event scheduled every first weekend of May. This is a perfect opportunity for you to savor the best barbeques in Nebraska! The festival features lots of barbeque, beer garden, bike shows, kid’s carnival, karaoke concert, exhibits, and live music. This is a fun festival, which you and your family can enjoy if you do visit North Platte in May.
An annual celebration, the Rail Fest is a three-day fun filled festivity, which is celebrated to exalt the city’s western and railroad heritage. Avid railroad fans from all over the country flock to North Platte and enjoy the revelries of the country’s premier railroad event. The event features model train expo, Cody Park UP displays, locomotive tours, carnival rides, games and contests, entertainment, and a whole lot more! You can also shop in one of the crafts booth, and of course, eat your heart out!
With so many things you can do, places to see and activities to enjoy in North Platte, it will not be surprising if we see you in an RV rental North Platte, NE sooner than later.
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