Big Country Regional Meet


The meet will be hosted at the Quality Inn and Conference Center, 201 Chuckwagon Road; Telephone (308) 284-3623

Ogallala was the end of the trail for many of the cattle drives coming up from Texas from 1875 until 1885, and has a shady and violent history. It promotes itself as “Nebraska’s Cowboy Capital” and has many museums and artifacts of the times. Our host motel is visible from the Ogallala exit from I-80 and has plenty of automobile and trailer parking along with SWAP meet space and an on-site restaurant. Many personal service businesses and dining facilities, ranging from fast food to more up-scale, are close-by.


Our hotel block (Hudson Club) and prices ($105 + tax/night) are in effect for early arrivals.


AM: Registration, settling in, and hospitality.

PM: Guided tour of the Mansion on the Hill and Boot Hill. Gather at Mansion on the Hill at 2:00 pm. Boot Hill is a short walk (3 blocks) and will follow. Descriptions and addresses for these attractions are in registration packets.

EVENING: Ice Cream Social and greeting 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm in the registration and hospitality room at the host hotel.


AM: Trip to Ash Hollow and Windlass Hill. Caravan will leave hotel parking lot at 9:00 am for the 27-mi drive to Ash Hollow State Park. The cave at the site has sheltered human beings as long as there have been humans on the Great Plains (about 6,000 yr). There is a modern visitors’ center to interpret the area. Windlass Hill is a site at which pioneers lowered their wagons into the Platte River valley. Ruts from wagons still are visible.

PM: Petrified Wood Gallery, 418 E. 1st St. At 4:00 pm this will be the venue for a recognition and awards ceremony to be followed by the Big Country Business Meeting.

EVENING: At about 6:00 pm we will shift from the Business Meeting to Front Street, just across the street, for the banquet followed by a stage show (family friendly) in the Crystal Palace.


Have a safe trip home!

For more information contact Brent Nickol (402)781-2106 or email bn55537@

Location information


US 26;US 30;NE 61;I 80 Alt
Nebraska 69153
United States
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