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Mullen, Nebraska: Unofficially the best small town in the United States (Every reason you need to visit)

Posted by on Mar 11, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Mullen, Nebraska: Unofficially the best small town in the United States (Every reason you need to visit)

Mullen, Nebraska: Unofficially the best small town in the United States (Every reason you need to visit)

It’s hard to believe that March is already here! The days are growing longer, the weather is getting warmer, and our urge to get back on the road again is stronger than ever before after sitting idle for the last 12 months. With so many places to visit and so many things to do as we return to normal, there has never been a greater moment than this to get out and see the world around us. And while we completely understand that a town with a population of slightly more than 350 residents in central Nebraska may not be at the very top of your must-see destination list, we’re here to...

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Birds of Nebraska: Our Favorite Species

Posted by on Feb 9, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Birds of Nebraska: Our Favorite Species

Birds of Nebraska: Our Favorite Species

It’s National Bird Feeding Month, which could only mean one thing: it’s time to talk about the beautiful bird species that call Nebraska home! At a glance, many people come to Nebraska for the Sandhills, unmistakable midwestern hospitality, and the allure of enjoying a life of comfort and comfort, but many fail to recognize just how diverse Nebraska’s bird species are. Home to over 465 species of birds, it’s hard to imagine Nebraska without its beautiful birds! From epic events like the annual Sandhill Crane Migration to the unforgettable grassland dances of Sharp-Tailed Grouse and...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Tanking

Posted by on Jan 14, 2021 in Blog, Dismal River Trips, Middle Loup River Trips, Sandhills Motel | Comments Off on A Beginner’s Guide to Tanking

A Beginner’s Guide to Tanking

As we usher in 2021, we’ve decided to officially share our most well-kept recipe for fun at Sandhills Motel & Glidden Canoe Rental. While we can’t promise you’ll be able to make this recipe on your own as well as we do at Sandhills Motel, it’s worth the shot. You’ll need: 1 large livestock water tank 4-8 friends and family members (including yourself) Sunscreen Towels Snacks Appropriate Beverages Life Jackets Lawn chairs 1-2 meandering rivers Good ‘ole Nebraskan sunshine Mix all of the ingredients together and you’ll cook up some unforgettable memories (and possibly a...

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Creating Winter fun in the Sandhills

Posted by on Dec 11, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Creating Winter fun in the Sandhills

Creating Winter fun in the Sandhills

The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler as winter slowly prepares for its yearly ballet here in Nebraska and while we can’t say it’s our favorite season of the year, we can hardly discount the abundant fun that winter brings us in the Sandhills region. From sledding down the Sandhills to taking up new hobbies like cross-country skiing and snow fort building, we often find ourselves looking for opportunities to create our own fun during the winter. To get your creative juices flowing as cold weather approaches, we’ve put together a winter Sandhills bucket list of...

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Road Trip: 10 Winter Safety Tips

Posted by on Nov 4, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Road Trip: 10 Winter Safety Tips

Road Trip: 10 Winter Safety Tips

As the holiday season fast approaches, the excitement of being reunited with our friends and family is more apparent than ever before. And let’s face it, who wants to be cooped up at home any more than they already have this year? With that being said, whether your holiday destinations are 100 or 2000 miles away, a winter road trip may be on the menu for you in the coming weeks. To help guarantee you are adequately prepared to endure the varying wintry conditions on the road, we’ve put together 10 tips for you to review before you start your journey to the promise land of endless turkey,...

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Ten Reasons Why You NEED To The Visit Nebraska National Forest Bessey Ranger District

Posted by on Oct 13, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Ten Reasons Why You NEED To The Visit Nebraska National Forest Bessey Ranger District

As fall continues to run its course, the question of ‘what to do’ should never be questioned when you live in a state with as much untapped natural (and manmade) beauty as Nebraska. Nestled within the state’s undeniably scenic and famous Sandhills lies a forest whose beauty is as equally intriguing as its notoriety. What forest is this, you might ask? It’s the Bessey Ranger District, of course! Revered as the largest manmade forest on the North American continent, the Bessey Ranger District occupancies an area of 141 square miles (or 90,000 acres) just west of Halsey, NE, and 40...

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