to each group and can last a couple hours
each,” Focke said.
Also in Kearney is the Tri-City Storm
hockey team, which plays from September
through April at the Viaero Center.
“Luxury hockey suites are available to
accommodate any size group,” Focke said.
And at Elks Country Golf Club, groups
can play an evening game of glow-in-the-dark golf or a round of footgolf.
A round of traditional golf can be arranged
for groups meeting in Norfolk.
“Norfolk Country Club is one of the
finest and most challenging 18-hole golf
courses in the state,” said Mike Fuehrer,
sports development manager for Norfolk
Area Sports Council. “Two additional 18-
hole golf courses have meeting rooms and
food-and-beverage options. There are also
three nine-hole courses in the county.”
Groups interested in a waterborne activ-
ity can book a guided kayak outing on the
Elkhorn River via North Fork Outfitting.
According to Fuehrer, the company
provides transportation to and from local
hotels, whether it’s an hour, half-day or
“The Elkhorn River runs along a large
portion of the 321-mile Cowboy Trail,” he
said. “In addition to leisure kayak or canoe
rides, a pedal-and-paddle competition is
held in early June where cyclists bike 18
miles from Norfolk to Meadow Grove and
then paddle downstream back to Norfolk.
This event has numerous rave reviews.”
North Platte is an excellent location for outdoor recreation, according to Muriel Clark,
assistant director for North Platte/Lincoln
County Visitors Bureau.
River adventures here include kayaking,
canoeing and tubing. Planners can either
arrange an adventure on their own or contact a local outfitter like Dusty Trails.
For motorsports enthusiasts there is
the Lincoln County Raceway, which hosts
stock car races most Saturdays from April
through September, and baseball fans can
visit the historic Bill Wood Field, where
American Legion games are played.
“And what would a Western Nebraska
community be without rodeo?” Clark
asked. “North Platte is home to the Buffalo
Bill Rodeo, founded by Buffalo Bill himself
as the first spectator rodeo in 1882. Held
annually the third week in June, the Buffalo
Bill Rodeo is the cornerstone of the NE-BRASKAland DAYS celebration.”
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