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Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, Nature Center and wildlife reserve encompass 1,094 acres of rugged rock buttes and pine-clad canyons south of Gering. Geared primarily for day-use, the recreation area overlooks the North Platte River Valley and...more
We were kind of passing through when we saw “Nature Center”. Since we are birders, we had to stop and see. We are old and no longer “do” hiking. When I walked into the Nature Center and saw the large expanse of windows and the...More
Due to lateness of the day, we only visited the Nature Center. It was filled with a great deal of information about the area's geologic history as it related to extinct animals, lots of interactive things for children, and taxidermied animals. There is a live...More
This was a fun stop. We had fun on the outdoor handgun and rifle ranges. Charlie was our range safety officer. He was very helpful and fun to talk to. After the range we moved on to the hiking trails. This is a beautiful area....More
The Wildcat range is one of the most picturesque areas that one can find, and it is well off the beaten path, providing a good chance for private hiking. These hikes are now filled with the sound of gunfire from the NEXT DOOR firearm range--and...More
Visually, this is an incredibly beautiful place. And until late 2016 it was a very quiet/peaceful/relatively natural one too. That’s when the geniuses at Nebraska Game & Parks installed an ugly, noisy, multi-station “shooting range” in this once-beautiful park. Now, most times it’s pleasant enough...More
This isn't what most people think Nebraska looks like...lol. Beautiful pine forests with views of several ranges of hills, the Oregon Trail, and the many farms of the North Platte River Valley. I love the new public shooting range and can't wait for the opening...More