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Deuel County is a rural county in the Nebraska Panhandle.



Big Springs is a village in the county with a population of 400.

Get in

Map of Deuel County

Interstates 76 and 80 and U.S. Highways 30 and 138 offer access to this rural area.

Get around



Historic Phelps Hotel in central Big Springs
  • 1 Chappell Memorial Library & Art Gallery, 289 Babcock Ave, Chappell, +1 308 874-2626.
  • 2 Phelps Hotel, 401 Pine St, Big Springs (on the corner of Pine and 2nd St), +1 308-889-3580. Constructed in 1885, this hotel is the oldest building in the Deuel County. Future president Dwight Eisenhower spent the night here with his wife and several army officers in 1919. No longer a working hotel. Phelps Hotel (Q14705004) on Wikidata Phelps Hotel on Wikipedia






  • 1 Max's Highway Diner, 109 Circle Rd, Big Springs (take Exit 107 off I-80 north, the first right, it's in the truck stop center), +1 308-889-3239. 6AM-10PM. Designed to look like the roadside diners of yesteryear. Americana memorabilia decorates the inside. The food meets expectations.




  • 1 Motel 6, 111 Circle Rd, Big Springs (off I-80 Exit 107 north and the first right), +1 308-889-3671. Check-in: Noon, check-out: 11AM. The only motel in town. Cheap and reliable. No breakfast, but close to a restaurant that opens at 6AM. $55/night starting.
  • 2 McGreer Camper Park, 20925 Road 8, Big Springs (take Exit 107 south off of I-80, turn left on Road 8), +1 308-889-5093. Overnights are reservation only. Open 24 hours. 23 RV sites with full electric and sewer hookups with water hookups during the summer. Showers and coin laundry provided on site as well. Tenting spots and cabins for rent. If only a shower and laundry is needed, they're available for non-campers during daylight hours. $10 for a shower for non-campers. $5 for dump station for non-campers. Located on a working farm and run by friendly locals. $30/night for RVs, $25/night for tents, $75/night for a cabin.



Go next


Denver- 76 West. About 2 1/2 hours away.

Cheyenne. 80 West. About 2 hours away.

North Platte- 80 East. About 1 1/2 hours away.

Routes through Deuel County
DenverSterling  W  E  END
CheyenneSidney  W  E  OgallalaNorth Platte
CheyenneSidney  W  E  OgallalaNorth Platte

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