Panorama Point

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Panorama Point
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Register (right of center) and monument (right) at Panorama Point
Highest point
Elevation 5,429 ft (1,655 m)  NAVD 88 [1]
Prominence 26 ft (7.9 m) [1]
Listing U.S. state high point 20th
Coordinates 41°00′38″N104°01′47″W / 41.01054°N 104.029671°W / 41.01054; -104.029671 Coordinates: 41°00′38″N104°01′47″W / 41.01054°N 104.029671°W / 41.01054; -104.029671 [2]
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Panorama Point
Location of Panorama Point in Nebraska
Location Kimball County, Nebraska, United States

Panorama Point also known as Constable Mountain, is the highest natural point in Nebraska, at an elevation of 5,429 feet (1,655 m) above sea level. It is located in southwestern Kimball County, near the point where Nebraska and Wyoming meet on Colorado's northern boundary. Despite its name and elevation, Panorama Point is not a mountain or a hill; it is merely a low rise on the High Plains. A stone marker, giving the elevation at 5,424 feet (1,653 m), [3] and a guest register are located at the summit of the drive. From the point one can see the nearby state corner marker, and a vast plains landscape with the Rocky Mountains in the western distance. Panorama Point is located on the High Point Bison Ranch, which permits visitors to drive to the site as long as they take care to avoid the ranging bison and pay an entrance fee. [4]

Nebraska State of the United States of America

Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. It is bordered by South Dakota to the north; Iowa to the east and Missouri to the southeast, both across the Missouri River; Kansas to the south; Colorado to the southwest; and Wyoming to the west. It is the only triply landlocked U.S. state.

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Kimball County, Nebraska County in the United States

Kimball County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 3,821. Its county seat is Kimball. The county was formed in 1888 and named after railroad pioneer Thomas Lord Kimball.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Panorama Point, Nebraska". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2012-11-10.
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Panorama Point
  3. See photo of marker
  4. "Panorama Point". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2008-12-28.