Nov 20, 2019 - Nov 21, 2019
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Traditionally a major railroad hub, North Platte also regularly draws rail fans from around the country to its historical museums and the Golden Spike Tower. It's also home to the annual Nebraskaland Days, which usually draws tens of thousands of visitors to the city.
The city has quite a few of the usual chain hotel options, ranging from budget to upscale, as well as a few smaller local motels that usually offer the lowest possible prices on any given night.
North Platte doesn't see big seasonal tourist surges. Prices may be up somewhat during the traditional summer travel season in America, when the weather is nicest in this area and people are headed to the nearby Buffalo Bill Ranch park (particularly on weekends), but spikes are more likely to be caused by a surge of railroad workers in the area rather than tourism.
June is the lone month that really stands out for price spikes. Nebraskaland Days usually takes place in late June, and one can expect hotel prices to be at their highest during this festival. Prices at some hotels may also be up during the Miss Nebraska pageant, which usually takes place in early June.
If you're headed to town for Nebraskaland Days, you'll want to be near the Fairgrounds in the northeastern corner of town. This is also where the rail yard is, as well as being near the Golden Spike Tower railroad exhibit. The only option within walking distance is the Welcome Inn. The shortest drive will put you at the hotels near Cody Park along Route 30 such as the Rodeway Inn, Holiday Inn Express and a number of mom and pop motels.
If you're planning on playing at the Iron Eagle Golf Course, the La Quinta Inn is located right next to it.
The Miss Nebraska pageant is usually held at North Platte High School near the center of town. None of the city's hotels are really within walking distance, but the shortest drive is to the America's Best Value Inn and Husker Inn down 4th Street. These options are also most convenient to the airport.
North Platte doesn't have any resorts or five-star spas, but there are quite a few upscale four- and three-star chains to choose from. These include the Fairfield Inn and Suites, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Best Western Plus and La Quinta Inn and Suites. Expect rack rates for these to run around $80 to $110 USD per night. If you want to save a little bit but still get a nice three-star room, the Quality Inn, Comfort Inn and Howard Johnson Inn are all options.
North Platte has a number of budget chains including the Knights Inn, Super 8, Motel 6 and Rodeway Inn. There are also quite a few local motels that usually try to beat the budget chains on price by at least $5-10 on any given night.