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Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex

The Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Complex is a family-friendly shooting sports complex with a focus on safety and family fun located at Platte River State Park near Louisville.

This center features an archery range with a shooting tower, a 50-yard small bore rifle range, a trap range with 5 stand feature and an indoor 10-meter pellet gun range. The ranges were created with everyone in mind, regardless of size, ability or skill level.

2018 hours and events

The shooting complex’s hours vary throughout the year. See the dates and hours it’s open below along with a number of events planned.

Hours and Events

2018 hours and events

Weekend hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

April 28
Range opens weekends

May 25
Take Aim at Summer Open House, 4 – 8 p.m.

May 28
Range opens full-time for summer

Summer hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 12 – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: Closed

Aug. 12
Last day of full-time summer hours

Aug. 18-Oct. 6
Range open weekends only
Saturday, Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Oct. 7
Rendezvous
Range open weekends only

All holiday hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Nov. 11
Range Veterans Appreciation Day

Nov. 23-25
Holiday range open

Dec. 1
Archery on Fire, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dec. 16
Yule Log

Dec. 22, 23, 26-30
Holiday range open

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Special events

Upcoming special events at the Outdoor Heritage Education Complex:

Archery on Fire • Dec. 1, 2018 • Platte River State Park

Archery on Fire
December 1, 2018 from 10 am – 4 pm at Platte River State Park’s Outdoor Heritage Education Complex. Spend a fun day outdoors shooting archery with the whole family. This free event will feature archery, crossbows, tomahawk throwing and our new pellet gun shooting gallery. Warm up to the campfire and roast a few marshmallows. Kids crafts and campground games will keep you busy. Food will be available.

Learn more about the event

Non-scheduled hours

Non-scheduled hours are available for educational programs, group outings and corporate events. To inquire about events and instruction during non-scheduled hours, email Christy Christiansen or call her at 402-471-5547.

Shooting rates

  • Pellet gun: $5 per person for four rounds (48)
  • Archery and atlatl throwing: $5 per person for 30 minutes
  • Personal archery equipment: $3 per person for 30 minutes
  • Sling shot: $3 per basket of ammo
  • .22 rimfire rifle: $5 per person per for two rounds (20)
  • Personal rimfire firearms: $3 per lane for 30 minutes
  • Shotgun: $5 per person for one round of 25; $7 per person for one round of 25 with range gun and ammo provided; additional $2 for 5 stand sporting clays
  • Hatchet throwing: $3 per person per half hour