About North Platte

North Platte has a population of 24,733 people and is centrally located on Interstate 80. North Platte is a railroad town, home to the largest railroad yard, Bailey yard. In 1984, the Miss Nebraska Pageant was moved to North Platte.

North Platte offers a variety of activities for any age, whether visitor or resident.

Our city offers:

  • Walking/bike path with scenic views
  • Two dog parks
  • Cody park (children’s rides, animals, tennis courts, etc.)
  • Camp grounds
  • Lake Maloney (4 miles south of town)
  • Mall with a variety of stores for shopping
  • Golden Spike
  • Scouts Rest Ranch
  • Buffalo Bill Museum
  • Cody Go Karts
  • Nebraskaland Days, which offers rodeos, concerts, art shows, food events, parade, dances, etc.