The view of Chadron from the north on the South Dakota border.
Chadron State College is located in northwestern Nebraska, about 20 miles south of the South Dakota border and 60 miles east of the Wyoming border. In big city terms, that means Chadron is 100 miles south of Rapid City, 100 miles north of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, 350 miles northeast of Denver, Colorado, and about 550 miles northwest of Omaha, Nebraska.
At the Wyoming border on Highway 20.
Downtown Main Street of the city of Chadron looking south to C-Hill.
Coming to Chadron from the east on Highway 20.
The town of Chadron has a population of 5500 with one stoplight, a downtown area, and stores, restaurants and hotels. This area of the high plains is nestled among tall ridges of Ponderosa pine and stone buttes with large expanses of rolling prairie and blue sky. The Black Hills are only an hour away and the Sandhills lie to the east.
The view from Chadron State Park looking north to the Black Hills.
It is a land of much history and western lore; the land of Crazy Horse, Red Cloud and the Lakota Indians, mountain men and fur traders, pioneers and cowboys, cattledrives, and railroads. It is the land of Nebraska author, Mari Sandoz, and the college is the home of the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center.
How could an artist not be inspired here?
Come and find your open space to create in the Art Department at Chadron State College.
To continue the visual tour up Main Street to the Art Department in Memorial Hall on the Chadron State Campus, click here.