Long Pine is a unique and hidden treasure. This sandhills community has earned the title "Beauty Spot of Nebraska" because of its closeness to Long Pine Creek, one of Nebraska's finest trout streams. Many travelers have been surprised by how the sandhills seem to crack to reveal a deep forested canyon and crystal clear stream.
The name came from the Lakotas "Wazi-honska Wakpala": Long Pine Creek. Early settlers like the Kincaiders, famous rustlers like Doc Middleton and Kid Wade, the railroaders, and lots of hardworking ordinary "folk" have woven their threads into the history of the area. A tour of historic homes or a stop at the area antique shops and estate auctions always reveals some of this rich history.