Located in breathtaking northwest Nebraska, this hidden gem is just the beginning of the gateway of the Black Hills and all it has to offer. Chadron is noted for its Old West history and unique, untouched natural beauty. Visitors to Chadron may consider timing their trip to the annual Fur Trades Days celebration which takes place in July. The weekend festival, which has traditionally been recognized as the Northern Panhandle’s Best Community Festival, features live entertainment, a carnival, merchant booths, and a parade. The festival’s name is taken from the area’s rich history involving the fur trade, which can be further understood with a visit to the world-renown Museum of the Fur Trade and Mari Sandoz Center. This regional attraction offers a glimpse of those who founded the Chadron economic boom more than 150 years ago.
Chadron is amongst many places in the state to visit that showcases an array of hearty outdoor activities–fishing, hunting, biking, trail running, rockhounding, and hiking just to name a few. Chadron is not only rich in history, but rich with colorful characters that truly add value and excitement to the charming little town. Join the community every Thursday night each July for a FREE music event series that paints the town at Chadron’s Art Alley with mural painting efforts.
Chadron’s downtown district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors are invited to take a self-guided tour of the more than 40 sites that display the architectural accolades of this historic community, swing by the shops downtown, and strike up a conversation with a local…you won’t regret it.
Photo courtesy of Chadron-Nebraska.com. Photo by Justin Haag, Nebraska Game and Parks
Chadron Municipal Airport
90 Airport Road
Chadron, NE 69337