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Ponca State Park, Ponca

#14 of 40 in Nature in Nebraska
Ponca State Park is a public recreation area located on the banks of the Missouri River approximately north of Ponca, Nebraska, in the northeastern corner of the state. The state park's approximately are situated among high bluffs and steep, forested hills adjacent to the Missouri National Recreational River. The park is managed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
The park was created in 1934 when of land were donated by Ponca Legion Post 117. The park and town bear the name of the Ponca tribe, who inhabited the area before European settlement, and whose chief, Standing Bear, won a celebrated court battle to have the Indian declared a "person" under U.S. law.
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  • There is a paved walkway that is a short distance from the learning center that overlooks the river below. The learning center has several hands on displays that would be fun for kids if they are...  more »
  • My family went with other families to enjoy a long weekend and had a great time! Lots to do for the kids and the 4-room cabins were beyond my expectations. We golfed (low key, not fancy), took...  more »
  • What a beautiful place to host an event! Just Southwest of Vermilion SD is a beautiful park where you can host and event or even rent a house on site and enjoy some time away from it all! they have a beautiful education center and recreation building available for rent as well. Perfect for weddings or family reunions! About an hour and 20 minutes from Sioux Falls. Beautiful!
  • A lovely venue for the wedding we attended. The visitor center was comfortable and spacious, for the reception. The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars was because in spite of having a reservation, we still waited 30 minutes for a table.

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