North Platte, a city on the cusp of big things, has a strong cultural history that we are weaving into our present and preserving for our future. The history of North Platte combines the stories of the old west, the railroad influence and growth from western migration. Reflecting the strong history of North Platte, you can find museums, monuments, historic markers, and festivals throughout the community. Read About the Transformation →
Moving forward to 2023, Downtown North Platte, now named The Canteen District, is among Nebraska's best examples of historic preservation and modern amenities. Travel along brick streets adorned with overhead festoon lighting and enjoy an idyllic collection of notable architecture in this National Register district. Shop, dine and unwind with several unique shops and restaurants and enjoy year-round events and experience our Canteen sense of community.
Four large, open lots (colored orange on the map) provide free, unrestricted public parking in the heart of downtown. Most of the businesses in the central downtown area are located within a few seconds' walk to these free parking areas. While some streetside spaces may be briefly unavailable during construction, these free parking lots are always accessible.