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Stargazing in the Nebraska Sandhills

Posted by on May 18, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Stargazing in the Nebraska Sandhills

Stargazing in the Nebraska Sandhills

Nebraska may not be for everyone, but is definitely the place to be if you’re the type of person who loves a good ‘ole stargazing excursion with your friends, family, significant other, or whomever you choose to enjoy staring at the stars with. Picture this: wide open spaces with visibility for miles and miles across the majestic, rolling Nebraska Sandhills. Void of the typical light pollution you see in densely populated areas, Nebraska’s spread out population and towns make for the optimal place to pay tribute to the celestial beauty of the night sky. Whether you’re a stargazing...

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Nebraska Vacation: Your Guide to Summer Fun in Mullen, NE

Posted by on Apr 17, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Nebraska Vacation: Your Guide to Summer Fun in Mullen, NE

Nebraska Vacation: Your Guide to Summer Fun in Mullen, NE

Summer is on its way and we can’t stop thinking about the joy it will bring as we welcome familiar faces and new friends to Sandhills Motel & Glidden Canoe Rental in the coming months. With stunning scenery, friendly people, and a desire to provide certain relaxation and adventure for all who come to our area, we’re getting more excited with every minute that passes us! Who knows what amazing things you’ll find on your next Nebraska Vacation! Planning your next Nebraska Vacation Maybe you’re coming for the Sandhills or maybe you’re coming for a chance to see family and...

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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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