Incredible plains and appealing forests surround Chadron, Nebraska, a charming and scenic college town with a population of approximately 5,700 located in Dawes County. State parks and outdoor recreational opportunities surround the college. The area offers campgrounds, hiking and biking trails, and some wonderful locations such as the Cowboy Trail, Chadron State Park, Toadstool Geological Park, Fort Robinson, and the Pine Ridge National Forest. Chadron is also conveniently located and just a short drive away from Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, Custer State Park, and the beautiful Black Hills.
Dawes County has been selected as one of the nation’s top 100 counties to live and Chadron has plenty of amenities, including a nine-hole golf course, bowling alley, museums, eight parks, an indoor swimming pool and wellness center, an airport with service to Denver International Airport, and a public school system that consistently ranks high among its peer institutions. Chadron’s downtown offers a movie theatre where movies still cost less than $10, coffee shops, clothing stores, and several dining options.