Sidney Attractions

The City of Sidney is home to several attractions unique to Sidney. Additional information on these and many other attractions in and around Sidney are available at the Sidney/Cheyenne County Tourism website.

Fort Sidney Complex

  • The Fort Sidney Complex consists of:
    • The Powder House
    • Married Officer's Quarters which houses the Cheyenne County Museum
    • Post Commander's Home - restored and refurbished with authentic 1800's decor and articles.

Living Memorial Gardens

  • Located in Legion Park and dedicated to loved ones and the role that Sidney has played in American history.
  • The citizens re-purposed the vintage 1940s city swimming pool to create this living memorial.
  • The centerpiece of the Gardens is the Angel of Hope, Nebraska's first Christmas Box Angel based on Richard Paul Evans' bestselling book The Christmas Box.
  • The War Memorial in the Gardens pays tribute to local veterans with one of the tallest flag poles in the State.

Deadwood Walking/Biking Trail

  • 4.45 mile improved walking/biking trail.
  • Traverses the City east to west including Legion Park and beautiful bluffs surrounding Hillside Golf Course.


  • Sidney is home to Cabela's World's Foremost Outfitter's flagship retail store.
  • The Sidney retail store boasts 85,000 square feet filled with merchandise and museum quality animal displays and trophy animals in realistic settings.

Sidney Boot Hill Cemetery

  • The original Sidney "Boot Hill" Cemetery was created in 1868 to bury soldiers of Fort Sidney and later used to bury victims of Sidney's Wild West days.
  • 56 murders or attempted murders occurred in Sidney between 1876 and 1881.
  • The cemetery, like others of it's time, earned the nickname of "Boot Hill" because those buried there were buried with their boots on.
  • The Boot Hill Restoration Committee is made up of volunteer citizens dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Sidney's original cemetery.

Sidney Shooting Park

  • The Sidney Shooting Park facilities include Trap and Sporting Clays as well as an Archery Range.
  • The Shooting Park is one of the finest shotgun and archery venues in the High Plains.