Famous journalist, Charles Kuralt, called the peaceful, gently rolling landscape of the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway “one of the last unexplored frontiers where vast treasures can be discovered.”
The 272 miles of this Nebraska roadway spans the largest area of stabilized grass-covered sand dunes in the Western Hemisphere (the size of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island combined).
The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway also sits atop the nation’s largest underground water supply, which spans eight states. Lying at the heart of the Central Flyway, every year the Byway boasts the largest spectacle of migratory birds as more than 600,000 Sandhill Carnes return to the Platte River near Grand Island for about six weeks.
Scores of other wildlife abound at the Crescent Lake, Pressey and Valentine National Wildlife Refuges. For stargazers, the area is one of the largest areas of “dark skies” so prized for incredible starry nights.
All of this natural beauty is complemented with museums, historic sites, and art galleries located in quaint prairie towns.