Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway | Sandhills Motel & Glidden Canoe Rental

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway | Sandhills Motel & Glidden Canoe Rental

Are you looking for a beautiful getaway? Do you enjoy scenic road trips that journey off the beaten path? If you answered yes, then a trip down the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway just might be the perfect Nebraska vacation for you! The Nebraska Sandhills are home to gorgeous scenery and an ever-changing landscape, and with plenty to see and do along the way, this is one road trip that you do not want to miss!

Nebraska’s Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway is a beautiful drive and a great way to experience the natural beauty that Nebraska offers. The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway is a 272 mile stretch of highway that takes you through the 20,000 square mile Sandhills region of Nebraska. Named one of the ten most scenic routes in the nation, the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway has also been listed as one of the highways to drive in 1,000 Places to see before you die.

While traveling through the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway, you will have the opportunity to visit many of the friendly communities and small towns that make up this region of Nebraska. Be sure to plan a little extra time during your journey to get out of the vehicle to stretch your legs and enjoy some of the rich history offered by these towns along the way!

While driving through the byway a few stops you won’t want to miss at the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway are:

Nebraska National Forest- Almost like a timbered oasis, the Nebraska National Forest offers nearly 150,000 acres of wooded valleys and hills among the prairies of Nebraska. The Sandhills Scenic Byway will take you through the 90,000 acre Bessey Ranger District of the Nebraska National Forest and offers great opportunities for camping, hiking, and picnicking during your journey!

Stuhr Museum- The Stuhr Museum in Grand Island offers a hands-on experience and glimpse in to the history of pioneer life in Nebraska. Nationally recognized as an educational and cultural institution, the Stuhr Museum provides a closer look at how life on the prairies of Nebraska evolved through the years. Don’t forget to visit the Gus Fonner Memorial Rotunda during your visit!

Dobby’s Frontier Town- This is a fun little western town that the whole family will enjoy. It is a fun antique village that is a completely hands-on experience for  you and your family. The small western town has an authentic general store, post  office, jail, and more. This friendly little town is located just outside of Alliance.

Carhenge- This is a must see attraction while you are traveling through Nebraska. Located near Alliance, Carhenge is formed from vintage American automobiles that have been painted to replicate Stonehenge in England. Carhenge is a unique, fun, and quirky attraction to visit during your trip down the Sandhills Scenic Byway.

If you have questions about planning a Nebraska Vacation or would like some more information about travelling the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway, don’t hesitate to call your friends here at the Sandhills Motel & Glidden Canoe Rental. We are conveniently located along the scenic byway and offer comfortable lodging and accommodations including Direct TV, guest laundry facilities, RV hookups, and telephones. In addition to our friendly hotel, we also offer guided bird watching tours, canoe rentals and trips, and pehaps the greatest Sandhills adventure, river tanking!

Our retreat is a great location to stop at and take in the scenery that Nebraska has to offer. You’ll find us located on the west side of Mullen, Nebraska, a small town of 500 people in the west central part of the state. Take in the remote landscape and historic towns as you travel on Highway 2, the designated Sandhills Scenic Byway, and be sure to ask about our river adventure trips, bird watching tours, and other activities available during your visit.

For more information visit us online at or call 1 (888) 278-6167 or (308) 546-2206.