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Old 05-25-2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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How are U.S. hiways in Kansas and Nebraska

We will be traveling through Kansas and Nebraska on our way to Deadwood, South Dakota from Florida. Would like to know if anyone has traveled on U.S. 183 or U.S. 83 from I-70 to I-90. We have a 30 Workhorse with 8.1 liter gas, Allison tranny, and will be towing 12' trailer with Goldwing motorcycle on it. Will be doing the trip mid June. Thank you in advance!!

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I live in SW Neb and travel these routes all the time. *3 is very good all the way. Suggest if going to South Dakota, at North Platte NE, go west on hiway 30, then north on 26 to Chadron. Very good shorter route. Chadron State Park is very nice place to stay. Lots to see and do in southern SD. We travel in a 36 ft. Dolphin with 4300 lb toad and no problems. Good luck and enjoy.

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Old 05-26-2012, 06:02 PM   #3
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There are several historical sites as you travel along US 26
  1. Between Ogalalla and Lewellen you will drop down into Ash Hollow ... Windlass hill will be on your left (lots of cowboy boots on the fence posts near here) ... it is a short walk to the spot where the covered wagons were lowered by rope from teh mesa down into the valley
  2. Between Lisco and Broadwater there is a marker showing the route of the Mormon trail where the pioneer pushed handcarts as they moved from IL to UT
  3. Just beyond Bridgeport (slightly away from US 26) is Chimney Rock ... this was a distinctive landmark that is mentioned in many of the pioneers diaries as they moved across the great prairie
The large lake that you will get glimpses of as you travel between Ogalalla and Lewellen is formed by the Kingsley Dam across the North Platte river ... the level of the dam varies because it holds water for a gigantic irrigation project in mid and eastern Nebraska ...

As you travel between Bridgeport and Alliance you will be going through the Sandhills of Nebraska ... this is the home of the famous author Marie Sandoz

North of Alliance is Carhenge ... cadillacs positioned to mimic stonehenge
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:56 AM   #4
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Thank you for the info! I will check out everything on Google maps.
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