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Prairie Pines Retirement Community, Nebraska

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Prairie Pines Retirement Community.

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Prairie Pines Retirement Community, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Prairie Pines Retirement Community and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Prairie Pines Retirement Community and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Prairie Pines Retirement Community. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Prairie Pines Retirement Community.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Dawes County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Dawes County sighting report from eBird.

Since Prairie Pines Retirement Community is near Sheridan County and also Oglala Lakota County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Sheridan County

Sighting report for Oglala Lakota County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit

The website, centered on Prairie Pines Retirement Community.

How Far From Prairie Pines Retirement Community to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Prairie Pines Retirement Community to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Prairie Pines Retirement Community and extending to:

  • Chadron [Map], which is the Seat of Dawes County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 352 miles [566.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Prairie Pines Retirement Community to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 20 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,377 miles [2,216.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 54 days and walking would take 79 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,638 miles [10,682.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,402 miles [11,912.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,339 miles [8,592.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Prairie Pines Retirement Community ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bordeaux (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast of Prairie Pines Retirement Community   [Map]

Dakota Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hay Springs   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Horn   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Peters (Historic)   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pine Ridge (SD)   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rushville   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Slim Butte (SD)   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Dawes County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Prairie Pines Retirement Community. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Dawes County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Prairie Pines Retirement Community) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prairie Pines Retirement Community. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8319, Longitude: -103.0063     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prairie Pines Retirement Community have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Prairie Pines Retirement Community to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 325.29 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 323.933 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.466 degrees.

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