WyoBraska Magazine
Western Nebraska's Travel Inspiration Guide

The Adventure of a Lifetime

VISIT WEST NEBRAKSA

Fort Robinson Massacre & The Cheyenne Breakout

Fort Robinson is a major feature of Fort Robinson State Park, which comprises more than 22,000 acres of Old West history, lodging, camping, Pine Ridge scenery, and the park’s own bison and longhorn cattle herds.

Adventures In The Wildcat Hills of Western Nebraska 

The Wildcat Hills of Western Nebraska are rocky escarpments that rise several hundred feet from the Southside of the North Platte River across three counties. This land is protected by the state and has several vast areas open to the public to satisfy a variety of interests for both locals and visitors alike.

EXPLORE WYOBRASKA

WyoBraska is unique among the regions of the United States and the word WyoBraska means a lot to the people of western Nebraska. It’s our home, and our identity. WyoBraska is the only region of the United States that can claim a unique history to the old west as its culture which has been embedded in its population for generations making a visit to Scotts Bluff County a vacation of a lifetime.

 VISIT WESTERN NEBRASKA 

2022 Western Nebraska Travel Guide

Welcome to Scotts Bluff County

Wyobraska Magazine is not just a travel magazine. It’s the first publication of its kind in western Nebraska. We’ve invested in bold people with transformative ideas as our photographers, journalist and filmmakers. We've entrusted a community of professional storytellers and historians that you can depend on to bring you meaningful and factual stories about the last great western American frontier.

Experience and explore WyoBraska: the last great western American frontier

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Hiking Scotts Bluff County’s Historic Bead Mountain

Bead Mountain lies in the space between Chimney Rock and the Scotts Bluff National Monument, providing a breathtaking and scenic view of the North Platte Valley below. It is the prominent butte on Bead Mountain Ranch's property.
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An Adventure with High Plains Hot Air Balloon Company over Western Nebraska

My latest assignment for WyoBraska magazine: go up in a hot air balloon, and then write about it. At this rate, I’m assuming that my next article will involve discount bungee jumping or a day as a PBR bull rider (I really shouldn’t be giving my boss any ideas.) But since I’ve tried everything from motocross to Senior Bingo Night at the Elks Lodge at least once, I decided that I’d cross it off of the old bucket list.

Preserving Japanese History in Western Nebraska

When you walk into the entrance to the Japanese Hall today, you are greeted by the images of the Issei, the first generation of Japanese, who settled in the valley, and the story of their journey from Japan to the United States.

Ghosts and Hauntings of the Midwest Theater

According to eyewitnesses working at the Midwest Theater in Scottsbluff, one entertainer has never left. For several decades, staff and volunteers have experienced a host of otherworldly events,

The Disappearance of Robert ‘Shorty’ Wilson & The Haunting of the Wheat Growers Hotel

The true unsolved mystery of the Wheat Growers is the disappearance of 31-year-old Robert “Shorty” Wilson. By the 1950s the hotel rooms were being rented as long-term apartments, and Wilson was a resident,

GET INSPIRED

Scotts Bluff County, NE is unique. It's the last great western American frontier. From the Oregon, California and Mormon immigrant trails to the violent Native American wars, WyoBraska stands out in American history and we want you to be apart of it. Come with us as we discover the history, the people, the culture, the old and the new that makes WyoBraska a travel destination like no other.

VISIT SCOTTS BLUFF COUNTY

Scotts Bluff County’s Kiowa Wetlands Wildlife Management Area

West Nebraska's Historic Sandford Hall is a one-story wood frame building 148’ long and 80’ wide in Mitchell, NE. Entertainers who've played at Sandford Hall over the years included Louis Armstrong, Lawrence Welk, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and many other famous swing big band acts.

The Historic Sandford Hall

West Nebraska's Historic Sandford Hall is a one-story wood frame building 148’ long and 80’ wide in Mitchell, NE. Entertainers who've played at Sandford Hall over the years included Louis Armstrong, Lawrence Welk, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and many other famous swing big band acts.

The Cover-up of Robert ‘Shorty’ Wilson’s Murder

In a follow-up to our story about Robert Wilson and the haunting of the Wheat Growers Hotel in Kimball, Nebraska, further information has come to light about the mysterious circumstances surrounding his disappearance, and the police investigation that followed.

The Disappearance of Robert ‘Shorty’ Wilson & The Haunting of the Wheat Growers Hotel

The true unsolved mystery of the Wheat Growers is the disappearance of 31-year-old Robert “Shorty” Wilson. By the 1950s the hotel rooms were being rented as long-term apartments, and Wilson was a resident,

Ghosts of Fort Robinson

From phantom hoof clops to flickering lights to sightings of people long gone, Fort Robinson is full of the remnants of pain, suffering, and joy of those who lived there. Tales of ghost soldiers, wandering Native Americans, and children who have chosen to remain forever at the site. 

Ghosts and Hauntings of the Midwest Theater

According to eyewitnesses working at the Midwest Theater in Scottsbluff, one entertainer has never left. For several decades, staff and volunteers have experienced a host of otherworldly events,
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