In the extreme southwest corner of the county, thirty three miles from Kimball, rises the highest point in Nebraska. Panorama Point, 5,424 feet above sea level, looks more like a rise in a pasture than the highest point in the State; however this site is higher than the highest point in 30 other states.
Art Henrickson and Claude Alden discovered the highest point in October 1951 using a WWI altimeter. A marker was installed by the Kimball-Banner Chamber of Commerce in 1971. It was later verified by the federal government and recognized by the state and mapping companies.
Panorama Point has become quite a popular attraction. Please bear in mind, this is on private property. There is a box for your entrance fee. Drive slowly and carefully, this is definitely a rustic track.
However, the drive is worth it. On a clear day you can see the Rocky Mountains to the southwest and enjoy the prairie peacefulness of the great Nebraska Plains. A guest registration book is kept at the marker and visitors are asked to sign in. Upon request, those who visit will be issued a certificate issued by the Kimball-Banner County Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to visiting the highest point in Nebraska, take a few minutes to travel to the Tri-State Corner and stand in three States at once; Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming.