Valentine & Cherry County…..Honestly, I feel it “IS” for everyone!

Often times, I feel that I personally do not go on vacation or venture out of the county, because I already have it all ….. right here!  We dub Valentine as the “Heart City”, with good reason.  However; Valentine may be the heart of Cherry County, but remember, all of the strong communities that surround us ~ Cody, Nenzel, Sparks, Brownlee, Merriman, Kilgore, Crookston, and Woodlake. These small towns offer so much to the dynamic that makes up Cherry County as a whole, and we are lucky to have their strong support. When I say “I think Valentine & Cherry County ‘IS’ for everyone”, here is what I mean:  When you look around our landscape, we have peace and quiet of the sand hills, hiking trails, waterfalls, fishing, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, water sports, swimming, camping, shooting ranges, bird watching, and star gazing.  We have golf courses of all shapes and sizes that are ranked right up there with the best of the best!  We have wineries, vinegar, breweries, shopping, restaurants, museums, libraries, festivals, fair & rodeos, and other community events.  There isn’t even a bad hairdresser in this county! We are surrounded by quality lodging facilities that include hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, Air B&Bs, cabins, RV hook-ups, and primitive camping. State of the art Hospital, clinics and emergency facilities, along with doctors, nurses, EMT staff and local Volunteer Fire Departments make up a strong emergency support group for our county.  Our support doesn’t end there. We are lucky to have Nebraska Game & Parks, National Park Service, Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development, City Councils, Ag Society, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Arts council, Cherry County Tourism Board, and so many more great organizations that volunteer their time to make our community great!  Thank you….. Honestly, it is for everyone! ~ Regina Osburn / Cherry County Tourism Director.