Explore Nebraska's Niobrara River Valley
Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge
In Valentine, six major plant communities converge on 19,000 acres, perfect for attracting hundreds of bird species, bison, elk and 48 other mammal species in Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge. Drive the 3-1/2-mile auto tour; maps are available at the visitor's center. Free (402/376-3789; fws.gov/fortniobrara).