Introduction to Sidney, Nebraska
The plan of the community was laid out by the Union Pacific Railroad in the year 1867. It was named in honor of Sidney Dillon, who was the President of the Union Pacific at that time. A military outpost was established in the area as a result of the frequent problems between railroad workers and Native Americans. The city of Sidney was officially incorporated as a municipality in 1884.
City and nearby Attractions
- North Sterling State Park
- Scotts Bluff National Monument
- Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area
- Chimney Rock National Historic Site
- Oregon Trail Museum
- Bridgeport State Recreation Area
Things To Do In City
The community celebrates various festivals throughout the year, including Gold Rush Day every June, the Cheyenne County Fair every July and August and Oktoberfest every October. Some of the local churches include New Hope Wesleyan Church, Calvary Baptist Church, Church of the Nazarene and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. The Cabelas Wildlife Display is a notable attraction in Sidney. The Hillside Golf Course is popular among local golfers.
Flights are available from Sidney Municipal Airport.
City Higher Education
Facilities for higher education are available from Chadron State College, Aims Community College, the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Denver.