- Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge
- Smith Falls State Park
- Valentine wildlife refuge
- Merrit Dam
- The historic town of Valentine
If you feel like venturing out while you're visiting our little corner of the world, there are some great local business nearby as well as some world-class nature destinations.
This truly is a wild and scenic destination...so wild and scenic that Google Maps can't even really figure out exactly how to get you here. If you just try to Google our address, you'll end up in the wrong spot, but we're here to help! This Google Map will get you very very close to your best Nebraska vacation ever. Another way to get to this map is to simply Google "Sparks, NE". From the "town" of Sparks, travel 2.5 miles south and look for the signs.
And here are some more specific directions:
Heading east on Nebraska State Highway 20 – Take Highway 7 north out of Bassett to Springview. Take Highway 12 west from Springview to Sparks. Turn south at Mile Marker 18 onto the county road. Go 2.5 miles and watch for signs to Heartland Elk Guest Ranch.
From Valentine – Head east on Highway 12, continue 18 miles. Turn south at Mile Marker 18 onto the county road. Go 2.5 miles and watch for signs to Heartland Elk Guest Ranch.
Address: 90236 Sparks River Road,
Valentine, NE 69201
Managers: Shane & Brenda Hamilton