- Visitor Services
World Class Natural Wonders
For information about everything there is to see and do along the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway, feel free to stop by one of the great information locations listed below.
Did you know the time zone changes along the byway? For this and other FAQs, click here.
Keep in mind that the byway is 272 miles long and some stretches are in rural areas. This means there are limited services available in some areas and communities.
For example, fuel is not available in Sweetwater, Hazard, Halsey, Seneca, Whitman, Ashby, Bingham, Ellsworth, Lakeside and Antioch. For details on services along the byway, click here.
Mobile phones: In some rural areas, mobile phone service may be limited, depending on the service provider and type of phone.
Credit and debit cards: While accepted and most locations, they are not accepted in all small businesses.
Medical emergency: Hospitals are located in Grand Island, Broken Bow and Alliance. Ambulance and emergency medical service is available along the entire byway.
Road information: Nebraska Department of Roads
Nebraska Tourism Information: VisitNebraska.gov
Western Nebraska Tourism Coalition: www.westnebraska.com
Nebraska Forest Service: nfs.unl.edu
Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge: http://www.fws.gov/crescentlake
Valentine National Wildlife Refuge: http://www.fws.gov/valentine
Discover Dawes County: www.discoverdawescounty.com
"Welcome to the High Country of Northwest Nebraska! Nestled between the Black Hills and Badlands of the north, the rugged, Ponderosa covered ridges of the west, and the tranquil sand hills of the Niobrara River area to the south, Dawes County is the scenic treasure of Nebraska."