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Ponca State Park

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Address: 88090 Spur 26 E, Ponca, NE 68770-7096
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A beautiful park

It is a nice park and the different views are very pretty. There are a number of walks that are nice and easy. Pretty park and nice place for a day visit

Reviewed October 16, 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

It is a nice park and the different views are very pretty. There are a number of walks that are nice and easy. Pretty park and nice place for a day visit

Thank GHarycki
2 reviews
Reviewed September 22, 2016

There was a lot to do for young children. There was great food. The only down fall was long lines. The greatest thing was the shuttles. Would I recommend it to a friend? YES

Thank Susan B
Lincoln, Nebraska
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Ponca State Park facilities have been upgraded and made more family friendly. You can still rent a rustic cabin (with pretty complete kitchens and air conditioning) but you can also rent new lodges that are lovely with a home-in-the-woods feel. New swimming pool, shooting range, the Missouri River, lots of nature programs for kids, and not far from Vermilion, SD... More 

Thank Huskr
Council Bluffs, IA
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2016

We spent Labor Day weekend at Ponca State Park. Our family rented 8 of the rustic cabins and had such a great time. They do have modern cabins but I would recommend the rustic cabins if you want to be in the park and closer to nature. Each of the rustic cabins have a bathroom with shower, a full kitchen,... More 

Thank SuzyG93
Alexandria, Virginia
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65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

The park has so many great spots for camping, hiking trails throughout, river for fishing/boating, and weekend activities at the education center. We loved visiting the water slide/pool the last weekend of summer. Super happy we brought bikes (though the hills are aplenty!). Kids were entertained with the playground just steps away. I was thankful for the bathhouse with showers... More 

Thank Jana M
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

I'm not a fan of the new cabins and other recent development at the entrance area, but what a beautiful park! All kinds of hiking trails and beautiful views. Definite must visit.

Thank John J
Spokane WA
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

When my family purposed a reunion in Ponca, NE, I thought, "You've got to be kidding!" We live all over: Boston, Baltimore, Ottawa, St. Louis, Saskatchewan, Colorado and Washington state with a few close-by relatives. But I was wrong. What a treasure this place is: horseback riding, archery, golf, swimming pools, conference center, cable tv, playground, nature trails, fire pits,... More 

Thank Farmickson
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 2, 2016

The original tent area which dates back several decades has been totally neglected. For a park with a good sized full time staff it's become more of an advertising center or revenue machine for the state catering to RVers and the luxury cabins. The tent areas near the main group picnic area are beautiful but half the tables are missing,... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 25, 2016

What an awesome park! My fiancee's family had a reunion at the park and got cabins for all of us. I live in Bellingham, WA and my fiancee in Anacortes, WA. I've never been to the midwest and this park was a great educational as well as recreational experience. Her parents and kids stayed at a big newer cabin, the... More 

Thank Angelo T
Spirit Lake, Iowa
2 reviews
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We just returned from our second stay at Ponca State Park, both times with our grown children, their spouses, and our grandchildren. Once again, we had a great time! We rented two 4 bedroom mini-lodges, which served our needs very well. Besides the pool, we enjoyed one of the naturalist programs and several of the introductory shooting classes. We highly... More 

Thank Carolyn B

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