The story of Camp Sheridan and the Spotted Tail Agency is found at the Sheridan County Historical Museum in Rushville. 438 US-20. In nearby Hay Springs, two branch museums, Heritage Center I and II, are in the 1884 Methodist Church in the 200 block of Baker Street, and in the building at Second and Main. (308) 327-2374.

Smith Lake Wildlife Management Area 27 miles south of Rushville is an isolated escape worth the drive. Boating on this Sandhills’ lake is limited to 5 mph. Local anglers use wax worms to coax yellow perch and black crappie to bite under winter ice. Reach the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission at (402) 471-0641.

The Sheridan County Players act out live productions from the historic Plains Theatre at 208 E. Second St. (308) 327-2580.

Learn more about Sheridan County by contacting the Sheridan County Visitors Bureau at (308) 282-0730 or