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Planning a visit to the sandhills

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Planning a visit to the sandhills

My husband and I are driving across Nebraska in mid-August, and I've always wanted to see the sandhills. What is the best byway off 80 for a visit (we know about carhenge), and what are your suggestions for beautiful views?

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1. Re: Planning a visit to the sandhills

To see the sandhills take Highway 2 at Grand Island. In the middle of August, they won't look as nice as they do in May or early June. Around Thedford, NE,, they are in an extreme drought, which has made everything brown. A person can get some great pic of the windmills in the pastures along the highway. On the highway go to the top of a hill, pull over, and you will be amazed at the distance you can see.. There is the Knight Museum and Sandhill Center in Alliance, NE. Also, Valentine, NE has a Sandhills Museum. Services are far between so be prepared for that.

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Valentine, NE is pretty awesome. Way out of the way for you but much different than the rest of Nebraska.

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You should take hwy 2 out of Grand Island to Hwy 83 into Valentine. The hills are really something, even with no rain.

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4. Re: Planning a visit to the sandhills

Thanks! We're looking at alternative routes, and might see about going through Valentine...

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