Situated on the banks of the North Platte River, Douglas is known for the world-famous jackalope. A statue of the fictitious creature, a cross between a jackrabbit and an antelope, stands at the heart of downtown in Jackalope Square. Begin your day in Jackalope Square at this one-of-akind photo backdrop. Post your photos with #JackalopeCity!
The Douglas Chamber of Commerce issues thousands of jackalope hunting licenses every year to tourists, and signs on the highway near here tell motorists to "watch out for the jackalope". Tourists who purchase jackalope permits are surprised to learn they may only hunt the creatures "on the 31st day of June, between the hours of midnight and 2 a.m."