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Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area and Nature Center

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Due to lateness of the day, we only visited the Nature Center. It was filled with a great deal of... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Twentynine Palms, California
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We picniced in one of the 3 stone pavilions that were built during the depression. It was very... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
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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
210615 Highway 71, Gering, NE 69341
+1 308-436-3777
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank bureaucrat377
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

Thank SoCalGuest
Reviewed 17 June 2018

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

Thank RGCG
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We picniced in one of the 3 stone pavilions that were built during the depression. It was very cool. Although we did not see any wild life while we were there, we were pretty certain there is plenty.

Thank livingonwheels
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The camp sites are right on top of each other. No trees per say on the individual sites. Guess you get what you pay for. The visitors center is nice.

Thank connie j
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Typical park layout with visitors center and various displays inside. Restrooms, vending machines, variety of walking/hiking opportunities.

Thank WarmTread
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We did not hear the firing range as previous reviewers have mentioned. We loved the visitor's center as well as the beautiful views from the decks. The drive here from hearing was stunning.

1  Thank kloverfield
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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

2  Thank Sixandapack
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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

1  Thank Coyote F
Reviewed 8 September 2016

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

Thank mdfloyd322
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